Coring and Exploring the High Atlas

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Coring and Exploring the High Atlas The team (Henk, Will and Ben) visited the High Atlas for a week in early June, to collect sediment cores and rock samples for the research project, and were joined in the field by Ali Rhoujjati (Marrakech University) and Abdel Eawague.

Our first port of call was to visit the Ouka├»meden plateau (where we have previously cored) to check out the vegetation. On our previous fieldtrip to Ouka├»med…

New photos added to the gallery

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New photos added to the gallery New photos have been added to the gallery from the 2nd year Manchester Geography student fieldtrip to the High Atlas, led by Phil Hughes. Be sure to check them out here.

QRA Annual discussion meeting 2019

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QRA Annual discussion meeting 2019 High Atlas research was featured at the recent Quaternary Research Association (QRA) annual meeting at the University of Chester to kick off 2019. Will Fletcher delivered a talk on the impact of snow melt on the alpine ecology of the Marrakech High Atlas, and introduced High Atlas glaciers as "water towers" of Morocco. Using high-resolution pollen and non-pollen palynomorphs (NPPs) a…

Fieldtrip to the High Atlas, October 2018

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Fieldtrip to the High Atlas, October 2018 As we start work on our new research project, we took a short fieldtrip to the (snowy!) High Atlas to explore the study area and collect some initial rock samples for cosmogenic dating.

The trip included a visit to our "base of operations" at the village of Imlil, with surrounding valleys, including the Arromd valley being a focus research area. We also visited the village (and ski…


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Welcome Welcome to our project website! Holocene Glaciers and Environmental Change in the High Atlas, Morocco, is a Leverhulme funded project that seeks to explore the role of glaciers in the High Atlas during the Holocene, and how they may have helped shape the environment and impacted on human activity.

This site will keep you up to date on the project's progress and its outcomes, including publ…