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Having a fun time compiling my (very very late) best-of list of albums for 2021 (I know, I know) over the last few weeks.

The debut record, Animate//Isolate by Minneapolis' totally flew under my radar in '21 - a fantastic technical / album in the vein of , , , etc. & hints of oldschool DM melodies/song structure similar to , , & older era , .

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In a current policy world we are likely headed for < 1 meter of sea level rise this century, and around 2 meters by 2300.

But seas don't stop rising after we stabilize temps; in a 3C world we'd have 5 to 10 meters over the next 2,000 years, and 10- to 25 meters over next 10,000.

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New paper in Paleo2:

A Pliocene precipitation isotope proxy-model comparison assessing the hydrological fingerprints of sea surface temperature gradients

Led by Scott Knapp and Natalie Burls, proxy data compiled by Sarah Feakins

One key takeaway for me is we need more isotopic records of Pliocene hydroclimate, from across the world!

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To celebrate my calculator app PCalc turning 30 today, I've written up all the history I can still remember:

There's also a rare 30%-off sale, which runs until midnight tonight, PST:



A big thanks to everybody who has used PCalc during the last three decades!

Faculty Position at the U of Arizona! 


Hi all, for those of you interested: the (my department) is hiring a member at the Asst. Prof. level in the broad field of 🏔️ & . 🏔️

Take a look at the ad here:

Oh, and the deadline to apply is soon - 🔔 Jan 15, 2023 🔔

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Good morning Mastodon! As way of introduction (for those I don't know from "the other place"): I am an Isotope Geochemist from the University of Southampton in the UK. I use isotopes, especially boron, to better understand the Earth System (

A recent highlight from a paper led by James Rae ( The beautiful correlation between climate and CO2 over the last 65 million years (R) and where we have been and where we are going (L).

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@kau Such a good whirlwind of a chase trip!! We on for next season?

Very interesting set of talks at of the Common Era session this morning. Take-home messages:
- J. Conroy looks at lake sediments in Line Islands spanning last millennium & finds consistent ENSO response acc. to Line Island corals.
- J. Cole shows Galapagos coral records of last millennium - finds that EP () was 39% (!!) more subdued across last millennium than in 20th century.
- G. Falster finds that there *is* a strong volcanic imprint in the Walker Circulation.
- N. Goodkin focuses on reconstructing tripole SST signals using Atlantic .

Fun Day 2 yesterday with a variety of & talks; particularly enjoyed this session:

Koll ends his talk with the quote: “We don’t inherit the Earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.”

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Koll (now focusing on marine heatwaves): We are now observing unprecedented open ocean temperatures in the Bay of Bengal of 32-34°C! Wow 🥵! These warm temperatures fuel cyclones - which in turn can cause sustained (both cool & extreme warm) temperature anomalies over land, associated with stronger updraft.

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Roxy Koll ( now focuses on how ongoing Indo-Pacific warming is “warping” the Madden-Julien Oscillation () & modifying global rainfall patterns.

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Now at - the lakeside building (E352) - Roxy Koll from the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (Pune) gives the Devendra Lal Memorial Medal lecture on his Indian Ocean/monsoon research.

A full on lineup here at the Indian & Southern Ocean (paleo)circulation session in S403b. First, Jim Wright provides a fresh (first?) look into Argentine drift sediments and the insights they hold regarding Neogene glaciation.

Now: Liz Sykes talks about the history of δ¹³C in the southeastern Indian Ocean and its implications for deglacial carbon change.
Take Home MEssage: Differential δ¹³C histories of proximal cores

Mark Yu, from , gives an interesting talk about reconstructing variability from sediment cores offshore the and finds that the isotopic difference between this record and foraminiferal records from the Arabian sea and Bay of Bengal, are a reflection of monsoon variability.

Now at S403b at : Pedro DiNezio presents research on Indian Ocean climate variability and its similarities across past global states and projected states for the future; in particular, Pedro focuses on the related hydroclimate response.

At the Science Advisors meeting right now at & here is a list of the top 5 most popular scientist-authored articles of 2022. I sense a theme!
Link to EOS Magazine, if you don’t already know about it:

Now at S405a () - Central University of Ph.D. student, Ammoose Jayan (also currently a Fulbright visitor at the ), talks about investigations in the Gulf of () focusing on paleoproductivity changes across the late Holocene using . Main result: lower productivity in Gulf of Mannar along with a relatively weaker summer winds during the Little Ice Age (), some ~500-700 years ago.

I wonder about the potential impact on coastal southern Indian societies & seafood intake during the time!

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