The Sedimentology Lab in the Taylor Science Center is busy this summer with eight summer students. The students include and are working on, respectively: Deanna Nappi ’14 and Hannah Wagner ’14 are supported by an NSF stipend with the LARISSA project and are working on the physical properties of sediments collected this last austral field season from the NW Weddell Sea, Antarctica. Katie Smith ’13 is working on her senior thesis, also under the support of the LARISSA NSF grant, which focuses upon the chronology of laminated ice shelf deposits in Admiralty Inlet, NW Weddell Sea, Antarctica.
Garret Akie ’12 has found some interesting trends in oxygen isotopic values and salinity within fjords of the Antarctic Peninsula. His thesis results challenge traditional interpretations of meltwater runoff and climate variability, in the Antarctic Peninsula. Manique Talia-Murray ’12 and Natalie Elking ’12 are also finishing up some loose ends from their senior research on Little Ice Age variability in Barilairi Bay, Antarctica.
Rebecca Straw ’14 is supported by the Geosciences Department summer research fund and is applying new geophysical techniques to the understanding of sediment layering in Oneida Lake.