The highlands of south-central Asia possess a diversity of natural archives from which detailed paleoclimatic records can be developed (e.g. lake sediments, loess, tree rings, ice cores, glacier fluctuations, geomorphologic features, and paleobotanical fossils. The TRL-Bhutan Project is principally aimed at improving our understanding of changes in the behavior of the Indian or Southwest monsoon over the past several centuries through the collection and analysis of high-resolution dendroclimatic records from the eastern Himalayan highlands.

The TRL-Bhutan project is a logical extension of the TRL-Nepal project, which successfully produced a large network of high-resolution chronologies from the Nepalese Himal.  This project is also the newest inclusion to the TRL’s Asia Monsoon Project.


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