Grant: $400,603 - National Science Foundation - May. 26, 2009
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Award Description: Funding is provided to help characterize patterns of Holocene drought using new cave records from the Southwestern U.S. to better understand mechanisms of hydro-climatic variability in this arid region. The research is centered on the following science hypotheses: i) the North American monsoon intensified during the mid-Holocene due to higher local solar insolation; ii) regional hydro-climate undergoes substantial variability on multi-decadal to century time scales that are unrecognized in instrumental data and perhaps underrepresented by the comparatively shorter tree-ring reconstructions; iii) the past millennium experienced abrupt transitions among decadal/multi-decadal dry intervals; and iv) southwest drought can be linked to large-scale ocean-atmosphere forcing from both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. The broader impacts involve supporting students and providing data of potential use for regional water management.
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Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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