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Alice  Alpert

Alice Alpert

Joint Program Student

Geology & Geophysics

Marine Geology & Geophysics

Office Phone: +1 508 289 3328

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Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

266 Woods Hole Rd.

MS# 23

Woods Hole, MA 02543-1050


ScB, Brown University, 2009

Research Statement

My PhD thesis research focuses on natural climate variations in the recent past, with the ultimate goal of better constraining climate sensitivity. I am interested in the amplitude and drivers of pre-anthropocene climate variability and in better constraining anthropogenic warming in remote ocean regions. To address these questions I construct records of water temperature using chemical proxies in coral skeletal chemistry. I have experience with mass spectrometric measurement of elemental ratios, stable isotopes, and radiocarbon.

To further understand ocean processes, I have modeled flow on a range of spatial scales using flume experiments and numerical modeling of ocean circulation.


MIT Department of Earth Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences

MIT Program in Oceans, Atmosphere, and Climate


Principal Investigator, Ocean Ventures Fund award, 2012

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, 2011