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Lake Van

Lake Van scientific core drilling service project, located in Ahlat, Turkey

Lake Van project, located in Ahlat, Turkey

Lake Van project, located in Ahlat, Turkey, a 2011 scientific core drilling services project that was ICDP-funded.

Lake Van in Turkey is an excellent paleoclimate archive comprising long high resolution annually laminated sediment records covering several glacial-interglacial cycles. The lake is situated on the high plateau of eastern Anatolia and has a surface area of 3,522 km2. Its maximum depth is 451 m and its length is 130 km. It is the fourth largest of all terminal lakes in the world and contains highly alkaline waters. (Photo ©:NASA)

See more about the Lake Van scientific core drilling services project at ICDP.