Impacts of Climate Change on Coastal and Eolian Landscapes
This project also researches past sea level high stands (during warm interglacial periods) as analogs for future sea level rise.
Why is this research important?
Eolian deposits are some of our most important records of global climate change. In addition, the finest-grained eolian materials (long-range-transported dust) have important influences on climate itself.
Study of sea levels during past interglacial periods of give us clues as to how large ice sheets responded to warm periods. This in turn can tell us much about how large ice sheets of the present (Greenland, Antarctica) may respond to future warming and how high sea level might rise in the future.
Principal Investigator: Daniel R. Muhs, Geology and Environmental Change Science Center
Project Team: John N. Aleinikoff, James R. Budahn, Kristine Edwards (now Kristine Zellman) John P. McGeehin, Daniel R. Muhs, Mark S. Ohms, Jeff Pigati, R. Randall Schumann, Kathleen R. Simmons, Gary L. Skipp