Best of Blue Dot: West coast climate now and in the past with Hannah Palmer and Veronica Vriesman
Host Dave Schlom visits with UC Davis climate and environmental scientist Hannah Palmer and colleague Veronica Vriesman, a marine scientist and paleontologist at Oberlin College in Ohio.
Their recent paper, Holocene climate and oceanography of the coastal Western United States and California Current System, was published in the Climate of The Past journal of the European Geosciences Union. It pulls together a myriad of studies over the years for the first synthesis of the dynamic west coast climate during the past 11,700 years.
It's a fascinating look at how the Pacific Northwest and Southwest have changed over the millennia and may provide key insights into our current regime of anthropogenic climate change.