Climate and Landscapes

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Liviu Giosan

My research seeks to uncover the millennia-long story of human interactions with the climate and the landscapes around them as written in ocean and continental sediments. Current projects available to summer visitors include reconstructions for: (1) the monsoon in the Indian Ocean and its effects on civilizations since the Bronze Age; (2) floods along large rivers like the Danube and the Mississippi prior and after the construction of engineered protection structures; (3) hydrological changes associated with of the rapid warming of the Arctic as expressed by sedimentary records along large rivers such as the Mackenzie and Yukon; (4) large delta evolution across the world in natural and anthropogenic conditions to prepare to “design” our deltas to withstand sea level rise.

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