Associate Professor Benjamin Laabs
Department: Geological Science
Funding Source: National Science Foundation (ARRA Funding)
Period of Funding: June 1, 2009 - August 31, 2012
Award Total: $247,226
In determining the extent, timing, and chronology of glacier and lake fluctuations in the north-central Great Basin, this project will (1) fill a broad spatial gap in the understanding of glacial and paleoclimate history in the western U.S., (2) provide a much needed addition to climate records used to validate regional climate models, and (3) provide a framework for improving the understanding of natural variability of the Earth climate system in a terrestrial setting.