Putnam pursues climate clues in Mongolia ice fields

Aaron Putnam, assistant professor with the University of Maine Climate Change Institute, is searching for clues in Mongolia about what “caused the Earth to lurch out of the last ice age.”

Kevin Stark, a graduate student at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, is embedded with Putnam’s research team and is blogging about the expedition.

Follow Putnam, Stark, UMaine students Peter Strand, Mariah Radue and Nathan Norris, and the other explorers’ collaborative effort to “examine links among climate, glaciers and modern society in the Bayan-Ölgii Province of Western Mongolia.”

Stark’s first blog is titled “Searching for Climate Switches — A Glacial Mystery in Mongolia.”

For more information, read about Putnam’s Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation.

Climate Change/Medill News Service

Contact: Beth Staples, 207.581.3777