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Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Changes in Asian Monsoon Circulation During the Last Millennium from Stable Isotopes in Tropical Tree Rings

Lead PI: Dr. Brendan M. Buckley , Kevin Anchukaitis

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

September 2012 - July 2015
Inactive
Asia ; Southeast Asia ; Vietnam
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will develop, analyze, and interpret the oxygen isotope composition of alpha cellulose samples extracted from tropical conifer trees in Vietnam in order to reconstruct and interpret past atmospheric circulation regimes of the Asian monsoon.

SPONSOR:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

National Science Foundation

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$277,206

RESEARCH TEAM:

Dario Martin Benito

EXTERNAL COLLABORATORS:

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

WEBSITE:

https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1203818&HistoricalAwards=false

KEYWORDS

tree rings atmospheric circulation alpha cellulose monsoon ocean and climate physics paleoclimate

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate