NE CASC Fellow Dan Miller's recently completed study "A 900-year New England temperature reconstruction..." was featured in UMass Amherts aritcle.
In the study, geoscientists deployed a new technique to reconstruct the longest and highest-resolution climate record for the Northeastern United States. Dan Miller conducted the study with doctoral students Helen Habicht and Benjamin Keisling, working with advisors NE CASC PI Raymond S. Bradley and Isla S. Castaneda, reveals previously undetected past temperature cycles and extends the record 900 years into the past, well beyond the previous early date of 1850.
“We’re very excited about this. I think it’s a great story of how grad students who come up with a promising idea, if they have enough support from their advisors, can produce a study with really eye-opening results,” Dan relates in the UMass interview. Details appear in a recent issue of the European Geosciences Union’s open-access online journal, Climate of the Past.
Miller, D. R., Habicht, M. H., Keisling, B. A., Castañeda, I. S., and Bradley, R. S. 2018. A 900-year New England temperature reconstruction from in situ seasonally produced branched glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (brGDGTs), Clim. Past, 14, 1653-1667
News: UMass Amherst Geoscientists Reconstruct ‘Eye-Opening’ 900-Year Northeast Climate Record January 4, 2019