Climate Research Grants

From 2002 to 2007, we supported climate research at 31 institutions. Mentors at each institution selected fellows and approved research projects. The program seeded special abrupt climate change fieldwork that focused primarily on Greenland, mountain glaciers and drylands and projects requiring fast-track funding.

Note: We do not accept unsolicited proposals.

Title Author(s) Institution
Rapid Climate Change at the End of the Pleistocene: Documenting the Timing of Pluvial Lake Highstands in the Great Basin; Cari-Laufquen Study Ken Adams Desert Research Institute
Pore Water Reanalysis Jess Adkins California Institute of Technology
Wind-driven Upwelling in the Southern Ocean Across Terminations II and III Robert Anderson Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Glacier-Climate Reconstruction of the LGM and Termination in the Southern Alps, Patagonia, central Asia, and western U.S. Constrained by Geormorphic Maps and 10Be Moraine Chronologies Sean Birkel University of Maine
A 175 M Long Sediment Core from Lake Trasimeno (central Italy): A Palaeoenvironmental and Paleoclimatic Study Enrico Bonatti Columbia University
Analysis of hydrological cycle changes in simulations of mid-Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum climates Bill Boos Yale University
Holocene History of the Northern Treeline Wally Broecker Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Atmospheric CO2 and the Growth of Trees in New York City as determined from 14C in Leaves and Tree Rings Wally Broecker Kevin Griffin Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Abrupt Climate Changes Recorded in Southern Hemisphere Moraines Wally Broecker Joerg Schaeffer Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
A Late Pleistocene Chronology of Glacier Fluctuation in the Tropical Andes Gordon Bromley Brenda Hall University of Maine
Toward a Glacial-Interglacial Record of _13C of Atmospheric CO2 from the WAIS Divide Ice Core Ed Brook Oregon State University
The Late Glacial and Holocene Moraine Chronology of the Lago Argentino Basin, Southern Patagonian Icefield George Denton University of Maine
Improving the Hulu Cave Timescale, a Look into the Termination II “Mystery Interval” in North America, and Reconnaissance Work for New Cave Sequences Larry Edwards University of Minnesota
A System for Detection and Characterization of Water Outburst Events in the Ice-choked Jakobshavns Isbrae Ice Fiord, Greenland Mark Fahnestock University of New Hampshire
Thunder Bay Boulder Sampling Expedition Timothy Fisher
Laurentide Meltwater Input to the Gulf of Mexico During the Last Deglaciation; Solar Forcing of Ice-rafting in the North Atlantic Benjamin Flower University of South Florida
Midge-inferred Temperatures from Iceland Lakes Aslaug Geirsdottir University of Iceland
Chronology of Late Holocene Moraines, Cordillera Darwin Brenda Hall University of Maine
Holocene and Late-Glacial Ice Extent in the Cordillera Darwin Brenda Hall Charlie Porter University of Maine
Field and Geochronology Investigation of Mono Basin Lake Sediments and Eastern Sierra Peat Deposits; Deglacial Lake-level History of the Mono Basin, CA Sidney Hemming Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Holocene Ice-rafting Variability in the North Atlantic Adam Hudson Jay Quade University of Arizona
Constraining the Age of Southern Ocean Sediments Using Compound-specific Radiocarbon Analysis of Biomarkers Within Diatom Frustules Anitra Ingalls University of Washington
Supplement to CP2-NOSAMS Lab for the 14C Analysis of 29 Samples; Supplement to CP2 and CP2(d) and CP2(d1) Radio Carbon Dating William Jenkins Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Satellite-based Reconstructions of Movement of Greenland’s Outlet Glaciers Ian Joughlin University of Washington
Abrupt Climate Changes Recorded in Southern Hemisphere Moraines Michael Kaplan Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
AMS Dates on Late Holocene Sediments in the Western North Atlantic Lloyd Keigwin Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Greenland Younger Dryas Project; Peruvian Andes Fieldtrip; Dating Late-Glacial Moraines Using Relative Sea-Level Data, Scoresby Sund, Greenland Meredith Kelly Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Laurentide Ice Sheet (Western Sector) Activity During the Mystery Interval; Laurentide Ice Sheet Deglaciation and Meltwater Routing Based on 10Be Dating Meredith Kelly Thomas Lowell Dartmouth College & University of Cincinnatti
Tree-Ring-Based High Precision 14C Series in the Age Interval 15 to 14 k 14C BP Bernd Kromer Heidelberg Academy of Sciences
Radiocarbon Dating Support of Glacier-Climate Research, Glacier Bay, Southeast Alaska Daniel Lawson Dartmouth College & U.S. Army Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (CRREL)
Developing a direct depositional chronology for the shores of glacial Lake Agassiz using optically simulated luminescent dating Ken Lepper North Dakota State University
Timing of the First Meltwater Drainage Eastward Into the Lake Superior Basin Thomas Lowell University of Cincinnati
Oxygen 17 Excess in Hydrology and DIC in the Ocean; Innovative System for Accurate Measurements of Dissolved Inorganic Carbon Boaz Luz Hebrew University | Columbia University
Modeling Glacier Fluctuations and Past Climate in New Zealand Andrew MacKintosh Victoria University of Wellington
Interpreting Patterns of Abrupt Climate Change During the Late Glacial In South America Julieta Massaferro Universidad del Comahue, Bariloche RN, Argentina
First Phase Evaluation of Basaltic Rock as a Storehouse for Fossil Fuel CO2 Juerg Matter Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Field Observations of Glacial Earthquakes Meredith Nettles Goran Ekstrom Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Seismological and Geodetic Observations of Glacial Earthquakes and Glacier Dynamics; Near-field Observations of Glaciogenic Seismicity Meredith Nettles Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Climate Change During the Overflowing Phase of Lake Bonneville Charles Oviatt Kansas State University
Timing and Pattern of Deglaciation of the Southeastern Margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet Dorothy Peteet Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
New Zealand Glacier Project Ray Pierrehumbert University of Chicago
Radiocarbon Dates from Wood and Shell Samples, Taklamakan Desert and Lop Nor, Xinjiang, China David Putnam Chunzeng Wang Aaron Putnam University of Maine
The role of Ice Sheet Feedbacks in Northern Hemisphere Ice Ages Aaron Putnam Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Investigating the Role of Radiative Forcing in Northern Hemisphere Glacial Cycles on the Basis of Mountain Glacier Fluctuations in the Mongolian Altai During and Since the Last Glacial Maximum Aaron Putnam Joerg Schaefer Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Cari-Laufquen Study; Pluvial Lake Studies in the Americas; Comer Global Lake Studies Jay Quade University of Arizona
Reconstructing Ice Ages in New Zealand, North America, and Greenland Using Cosmogenic Be-10 Dating Joerg Schaefer Meredith Kelly Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Testing Milanckovitch – Glacier Fluctuations During the LGM and the Mystery Interval in the Western U.S Joerg Schaefer Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Creation of a High-resolution Air D 18 O Record from Greenland 25 Ka-present for Improving Ice Core Chronologies during Termination I and Mystery Interval I Jeff Severinghaus
Efficient Measurements of the 17 O-Excess of Dissolved O2 in the High Seas William Smethie Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
A new speleothem-based ∆14C calibration for the Mystery Interval, 14.5-19 kyr BP John Southon University of California Irvine
The Late Glacial and Holocene Moraine Chronology of the Lago Argentino Basin, Southern Patagonian Icefield Jorge Strelin Universidad Nacional de Cordoba
Underway Measurements of PC02 Taro Takahashi Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Towards an Improved Resolution of Lake Records: Protactinium-231 Dating of the Lisan Formation, the Dead Sea Basin Adi Torfstein Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Sub-annual Isotope Record of the Last Glacial Termination John Valley University of Wisconsin Madison
PAST CLIMATES Marcus Vandergoes GNS Science, New Zealand
Lake Level Changes in the Mono Basin During the Last Deglacial Xianfeng Wang Earth Observatory of Singapore
Extraterrestrial Helium-3 as a Proxy for Freshwater Volume Released During Heinrich Events – A Proof of Concept Gisela Winckler Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University
Geosciences Department University of Arizona
The Last Termination in the Mackenzie Valley, Southern Alps, New Zealand; Southern Hemisphere Mid-latitude History of the Last Glacial Maximum and the Holocene University of Maine
Reconstructing Holocene Hydroclimate in Central Asia Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Columbia University