Thursday, September 20, 2007


For the uninitiated, paleoclimatology is a field of study primarily interested with climate change throughout the past. Just as economists provide that caviate that past results are not indicative of future performance, the same hold true for data obtained about the earth's history, though recognizable and predictable patterns often emerge once sufficiently refined parameters are defined.

My current interests include study of polar ice cores, specifically pollen and air contents that provide data about precipitation as well as oxygen and carbon dioxide levels. My past studies have included plant fossils and sediment layers but I have become increasingly interested in the more basic elements that allowed life to flourish.