Department of Earth Sciences
Climate Science in Department of Earth Sciences
We have a wide range of expertise in studying Earth’s past climate on long and short time scales. We have developed a range of chemical, isotopic and sedimentary proxies of the critical parameters needed to describe past climatic states and the processes that force change. We are using them to explore the causes and consequences of past changes in climate, ocean circulation, and bio-geochemistry. We have well equipped analytical facilities in the Godwin Laboratory for Palaeoclimate Research.
Earth Sciences staff who are active in climate science are:
- Mike Bickle (Tectonics and geochemistry)
- Harry Elderfield (Ocean records of global climate change)
- Albert Galy (Biogeochemical cycles and global evolution)
- David Hodell (Earth’s past climate history: Impact of climate change on ancient civilizations and Quaternary Ice Ages)
- Niels Hovius (Climate driven erosion)
- Jerome Neufeld (Effect of fluid flows on phase change, including freezing, and the fluid dynamics of carbon dioxide sequestration)
- Alex Piotrowski (Reconstructing the ocean-climate link with geochemical tracers)
- Alexandra Turchyn (Biogeochemical cycles in response to perturbations in Earth’s climate)
- Luke Skinner (Marine sediments and millennial climate change)
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