Peter Strand

Address: 228 Bryand Global Sciences Center, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469

Advisor:  Dr. Aaron Putnam

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I am a PhD student working under the guidance of Aaron Putnam and George Denton. My research involves reconstructing past glacier chronologies and climate variability using surface-exposure dating techniques and other geochronological methods. My current project is a comparison of the timing and structure of the Last Glacial Maximum and termination in Northern and Southern Hemisphere mid-latitudes using fluctuations of mountain glaciers. I am also interested in the roles played by changing oceanic and atmospheric circulations in the climate system. Field areas include: Mt. Everest, Himalaya, Nepal; Eastern Tibetan Plateau; Mongolian Altai Mountains; Southern Alps, New Zealand; Northern Andes, Peru; Dry Valleys, Antarctica; Wind River Range, Wyoming; Katahdin, Maine.

More information about our research group can be found here.