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Paleoclimate shocks: environmental variability, human vulnerability, and societal adaptation during the last millennium in the Greater Mekong Basin

Lead PI: Dr. Brendan M. Buckley , Dr. Edward R. Cook , Dr. Upmanu Lall , Tanya Heikkila, Kevin Anchukaitis

Unit Affiliation: Biology and Paleo Environment, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

July 2009 - September 2014
Inactive
Asia ; Southeast Asia ; Mekong
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will build on the Monsoon Asian Drought Atlas and there proxy records of past climate in SE Asia such as the Lan Na texts and Dai Viet Chronicles, and tree rings to reconstruct historical Mekong stream flow and model past, present, and future climate scenarios.

OUTCOMES: Nine articles have been published in journals.

SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation (NSF)

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$1,401,351

RESEARCH TEAM:

Benjamin Cook, Marc Levy

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Chiangmai Rajabhat University

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=0908971&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

drought tree rings monsoon climate modeling

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate