CW3E welcomes Dr. Julie Kalansky

September 28, 2014

Julie joins CW3E as a Post-doctoral scholar after earning her PhD at Rutgers University earlier this year with Yair Rosenthal as her advisor. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between past climate and ocean circulation, and was entitled “Internal and Forced Variability of the Equatorial Pacific on Millennial and Centennial Time Scales”. Using Mg/Ca ratios from microfossils to reconstruct past water column temperatures she showed that the subsurface in the equatorial Pacific is important in storing and transferring heat during climate perturbations. Having grown up in California, she is excited to be back and working on research that is relevant to communities on the West coast. She looks forward to working with her colleagues to study linkages between short-term climate variability and extreme events on the west coast, and to help communicate the importance of atmospheric rivers and the latest scientific findings from CW3E to water managers and the broader community.