Articles | Volume 26
Sci. Dril., 26, 1–15, 2019
Sci. Dril., 26, 1–15, 2019
Science report
02 Dec 2019
Science report | 02 Dec 2019

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

Erik T. Brown et al.

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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.