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https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-26-1-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/sd-26-1-2019
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02 Dec 2019
Science report |  | 02 Dec 2019

Scientific drilling of Lake Chalco, Basin of Mexico (MexiDrill)

Erik T. Brown, Margarita Caballero, Enrique Cabral Cano, Peter J. Fawcett, Socorro Lozano-García, Beatriz Ortega, Liseth Pérez, Antje Schwalb, Victoria Smith, Byron A. Steinman, Mona Stockhecke, Blas Valero-Garcés, Sebastian Watt, Nigel J. Wattrus, Josef P. Werne, Thomas Wonik, Amy E. Myrbo, Anders J. Noren, Ryan O'Grady, Douglas Schnurrenberger, and the MexiDrill Team

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MexiDrill, the Basin of Mexico Drilling Program, recovered a continuous, high-resolution 400 000 year record of tropical North American environmental change. The field location, in the densely populated, water-stressed, Mexico City region, gives this record particular societal relevance. The record also contains a rich record of volcanic activity; knowledge of the history of the area's explosive volcanic eruptions will improve capacity for risk assessment of future activity.