Wednesday, November 11 at 5PM (Video of the entire event available below)
Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall), Harvard University
In 2013 a joint venture of the University of Maine and Harvard University retrieved a 73-meter (240ft) ice core from Colle Gnifetti in the Swiss Alps. Chemical analysis of the ice core, at the Climate Change Institute, is producing invaluable new data about climate change and human-climate interactions from the last 2,000 years. Concurrently, Harvard historians combed pre-modern written records to create a new geo-database of climate events, which complements the scientific data. This presentation will show the first exciting results of the historian/scientist team made possible by support from the Arcadia Fund. Read more about the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project here.
Matthew Luongo (Harvard College, '17)
Paul A. Mayewski (University of Maine & CCI) & Michael McCormick (History & SoHP, Harvard).
Alexander More (SoHP, Harvard)
Nicole Spaulding (University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, SoHP)
The SoHP climate history team
Mtthew Luongo, Harvard College '17
Video the entire event
Clip of Introduction by Paul A. Mayewski
Clip of "Climate Change and the Health of Premodern Europeans"
by Alexander More
Clip of "First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project"
by Nicole Spaulding
Clip of "First Examples of Tephra Particles in Alpine (SoHP) Ice Core,"
by Matthew Luongo, Harvard College '17.