Paleoclimate in northeast Mexico

CIMA: Climate Investigations with Mexican Archives

My main thesis research uses stalagmites from northeast Mexico. I am focusing on changes in rainfall during the late Holocene (past 2,000 years) using multiple geochemical proxies, as well as creating age models for several other stalagmites. This project is a huge collaborative effort, so for more info, please check out our website (Spanish translation available at the bottom).


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I am excited to be working with two MIT undergraduate researchers, Gabriela Cazares ’20 and Sarah Weidman ’21, on this research.

cross section of stalagmite
One of several stalagmites we are working on