K-12 Earth Institute Live | GISS Webinar: Coral Chemistry and Paleohydrology
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The EI LIVE K-12 channel features experts from across the Earth Institute presenting relevant sustainability content in 45-minute live sessions for K12 students and educators. During each EI K-12 session the NASA Education Program Specialist from NASA’s Office of STEM Engagement at the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies provides supplemental NASA education, content, platforms and resources relevant to the weekly topic for further exploration and discovery.
Coral Chemistry and Paleohydrology - K-12 Education - Earth Institute Live - Columbia University will be presented on Thursday January 27 at 4:00 -4:45PM ET.
DESCRIPTION: In this session we will discuss how Panamá coral skeletal barium concentration and oxygen isotopic ratios can be used to reconstruct near-monthly resolved changes in river discharge and hydrology in Panamá back to the early 1700s CE. We will then evaluate the implications of the paleohydrology results for understanding El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) effects on Central American drought cyclicity and the long-term management of the Panamá Canal.
Presenters: Brad Linsley, Lamont Research Professor, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Target Audience: Grades 9-12 (and undergraduates)
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