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Sci. Dril., 25, 1–14, 2019
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Science report 12 Jun 2019

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Scientific drilling of sediments at Darwin Crater, Tasmania

Agathe Lisé-Pronovost et al.

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We present the first results from scientific drilling at Darwin Crater, a 816 000-year-old meteorite impact crater in Tasmania. The aim was to recover lacustrine sediments in the crater to reconstruct paleoclimate and bridge a time gap in understanding climate change in mid-latitude Australia. The multi-proxy dataset provides clear signatures of alternating glacial and interglacial lithologies, promising for investigating the role of the Southern Hemisphere westerly winds in Pleistocene climate.
We present the first results from scientific drilling at Darwin Crater, a 816 000-year-old...