Core cutting in Potsdam

Jubbah palaeolake core cutting at the GFZ, in Potsdam, Germany

The Jubbah palaeolake was recently drilled by Saudi Aramco, and supported by the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage. 80 meters of drill cores were sent to the GFZ in Potsdam, Germany, for storage and core cutting. A entire drill core has been recently split, allowing the team to observe a number of environmental changes through time. A team of interdisciplinary scientists will come together to analyse the sedimentary history of the lake through time. The sedimentary and environmental history of the Jubbah palaeolake and the Nefud Desert will now be documented and published over the next several years.