Allison Jacobel

Graduate Student
Earth and Environmental Sciences
429 Comer
61 Route 9W - PO Box 1000
(845) 365-8302
(845) 365-8155
Fields of interest: 
Paleoclimatology, paleoceanography, isotope geochemistry

 My research goals focus on furthering our understanding of the climate system through the application of geochemical techniques and examination of paleoclimatic records. Specifically, I am interested in glacial/interglacial tranistions in climate and the mechanisms that amplify insolation forcing. My current project focuses on reconstructing past movements of the Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) using stable isotope analyses applied to the tests of planktonic foraminifera, U-series measurements and 230Th normalized productivity proxies.  The goal of this project is to ground-truth hypotheses about the mechanisms moving CO2 to/from the deep ocean on glacial/interglacial timescales.

List of degrees from highest to lowest:
M.A. Earth and Environmental Studies
Columbia University
B.A. Geology
Macalester College
Honors & Awards: 
NSF Urbino Paleoclimate Summer School Fellowship
NSF GRFP Honorable Mention 2012
Barry M. Goldwater Scholar 2011
Research Blogs: 
Selected Publications: 
Heinrich-like events in the Southeast Pacific: abrupt climate change during the last interglacial, Jacobel, A.W.; Mokeddem, Z.; McManus, J.F. , American Geophysical Union, Volume 91, (2010)

The Indonesian Throughflow: Oceanographic Responses to Holocene Changes in the Mean Pacific State, Jacobel, A.W.; Oppo, D.W.; Eglinton, T.I.; Gibbons, F.T.; Montlucon, D.M.; Rosenthal, Y.; Linsley, B.K. , American Geophysical Union, Volume 90, (2009)

Evaluating the effect of coral topography on the climate signal in porites spp., Jacobel, A.W.; Quinn, T.M.; Maupin, C.W. , American Geophysical Union, Volume 89, (2008)