Assistant professor Diane Thompson has recently published 2 papers in the journal Paleoceanography
“Tropical Pacific climate variability over the last 6000 years as recorded in Bainbridge Crater Lake, Galápagos” highlights results of long-term monitoring of Bainbridge Crater Lake (since 2009). Sediments from this lake provide a record of both El Niño and La Niña events over the past 6000 years.
“Spatiotemporal variability in the δ18O-salinity relationship of seawater across the tropical Pacific Ocean” demonstrates that the relationship between seawater δ18O and salinity varies considerably across the equatorial Pacific Ocean, with profound implications for reconstructing climate from marine carbonate archives.
Read more about Professor Thompson’s research here.