Originally from Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, Sarah completed her Bachelor of Arts at Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics in 2007, followed by a Masters in Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (2009). Her interest in oceanography brought her to Honolulu, where she finished her Master of Science in 2011 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa in Chemical Oceanography, studying the combined effects of wind and rain on air-sea gas exchange. She then turned her focus to paleoclimatology and measured the stable isotope of carbon in carbon dioxide from Antarctic ice cores during her PhD, which she completed in 2015 at the University of Bern under the supervision of Hubertus Fischer and Jochen Schmitt. Sarah joined Eric Galbraith as a postdoc in January 2016.
Over the past 800,000 years, the earth has naturally undergone significant changes in climate on a variety of timescales. These include longterm changes, such as glacial/interglacial cycles, as well as millennial-scale change, including Dansgaard-Oeschger and Heinrich events. One of the main challenges for paleoclimatologists is to determine the processes, mechanisms, and feedbacks involved in such changes in order to better understand our present and future climate.
Paleoclimatology, Paleoceanography, Ice cores, Ocean biogeochemistry, Climate change, Modeling
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