Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 9:00am
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HUCE Seminar Room 440, 26 Oxford St., Cambridge

Special ClimaTea with Thomas Bauska

The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences presents “Fingerprinting Fast Changes in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide during the Last Glacial Period” with Thomas Bauska, Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, Cambridge University. 

Bio: Thomas Bauska is currently a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge working with David Hodell on the isotopes of water in hydrated minerals. The overarching goal of his research is to use the climate and carbon cycle variability of the past to inform projections of the future. He reconstructs past changes in the carbon cycle by measuring the concentration and isotopic composition of greenhouse gases trapped in polar ice cores. More recently, he has been working on developing new methods for measuring the δ18O, δ17O and δD of water in hydrated minerals and fluid inclusions to understand past changes in the hydrological cycle. For his Ph.D. at Oregon State University, he developed a very precise method for measuring the stable isotopes of CO2 from ancient air in ice. He worked in the ice core lab and the stable isotope lab at OSU where he was advised by Ed Brook and Alan Mix. His primary research involved understanding changes in the carbon cycle during glacial-interglacial transitions. Bauska graduated from the University of Chicago with a degree in Geophysical Sciences in 2007.

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MIlena Perez

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Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
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