My current research on temporal patterns has led to trying to find seasonal patterns inside laminated sediments. The focus for now is on pollen. The amount of pollen and type of pollen deposited in the sediments varies throughout the year with the greatest amount and variation ocurring during the spring.
In 2016, some colleagues working with palynologist Dr. Suzanne Leroy published an article where they were able to distinguish fall from spring deposition in Dead Sea sediments based on the pollen they found in the sediments (see the image below). This was proof of the concept that we could determine the time of year this earthquake occurred by examining the thin layer of sediment atop the Jerusalem Quake seismite (and right after the Jerusalem Quake)..
I am currently working on an article woith Suzanne to determine seasonality of the Jerusalem Quake.
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