RUI: Collaborative Research - Glaciation and Climate Change in the Rocky Mountains During the Last Glacial Maximum and the Subsequent Deglaciation


Associate Professor Benjamin Laabs

Department: Geological Science

Funding Source: National Science Foundation

Period of Funding: September 15, 2010 - August 31, 2013

Award Total: $89,466

The research work applies physically based numerical modeling to the glacial record of the Rocky Mountains to examine regional climate patterns during and following the global LGM, and compares these local-proxy derived patterns to GCM predictions of the temperature and precipitation. This project provides close faculty mentoring for at least six undergraduate earth science majors at Colorado College and SUNY Geneseo. These students are involved in all aspects of the project, conducting field, lab, and modeling work.