New NSF Funding for loess research!

I am so pleased to announce we’ve received $349.5K of funding from NSF-Geomorphology and Land-Use Dynamics for this awesome new project:

Chronologies and mechanisms of last glacial loess deposition in the Central Lowlands of North America” 

This is collaborative research with Willy Guenthner, UIUC Geology, and Dave Grimley, ISGS.

We are looking for a new PhD student for this project to begin in Fall 2017. If you are interested, send me an email for more details.

AMQUA in Santa Fe

Jess gave a plenary talk on internal variability in monsoon precipitation on the Tibetan Plateau at the 24th biennial AMQUA meeting (titled “Retooling the Quaternary to Manage the Anthropocene”) in Santa Fe, NM last week. It was a fantastic conference.

New NSF Funding!

Two grants have just been funded by NSF to support our work on tropical Pacific climate variability.

“Collaborative Research: P2C2–The Role of El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Nonlinearities and Asymmetries in Modulating Tropical Pacific Climate” in collaboration with Drs. Christina Karamperidou and Fei-Fei Jin at University of Hawaii ($133K to Conroy)

“A Terrestrial Perspective of Last Millennium Hydroclimate Variability in the Central Tropical Pacific” ($367.5K to Conroy)

Thank you NSF!


Conroy seminar

Dr. Conroy will be speaking in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Northwestern University on Friday, January 29th, 2016. Her talk is titled: “Climate signals in stable water isotopologues across the tropical Pacific.

AGU 2015

Come see what we’ve been up to!

Monday Dec 14:

PP14A-01: Spatiotemporal Variability in the Salinity-Oxygen Isotope Relationship of Seawater Across the Tropical Pacific Ocean 16:00-16:15

PP14A-02: Precipitation and Seawater Isotopic Variability from Hawaii to the equator: the 2014-2015 ENSO cycle 16:15-16:30

PP14A-03: Amount Effect, Altitude, and Moisture Source Influences on Precipitation Isotopic Variability in the Galápagos Islands 16:30-16:45

Tuesday Dec 15:

A23M-05: The importance of ENSO Nonlinearities in Tropical Pacific Response to External Forcing 14:40-14:55

PP22A-01: Water Isotope Tracers of Indo-Pacific Atmospheric Circulation: A Modern Take on Past Dynamics 10:20-10:35