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Earth Institute Research Projects

CNH: Pluvials, Droughts, Energetics and the Mongol Empire

Lead PI: Kevin Anchukaitis Neil Pederson

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

June 2012 - February 2017
Inactive
Asia ; Central Asia ; Mongolia
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: To help determine if paleoclimate variability is partially responsible for the rise of the Mongolian Empire, the team will collect tree-ring samples from central Mongolia to reconstruct drought records and grassland productivity records. Potential causes of wet/dry periods will be reconstructed using models.

SPONSOR:

West Virginia University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$287,357

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

West Virginia University

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1210360&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

biology and paleo environment tree rings paleoclimate climate variability grassland productivity