Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Fatima Husain '17

Geology, Chemistry
Research Mentor Yongsong Huang


Husain will perform multiple geochemical analyses of a particular sediment core collected from Fog 2 Lake in Northern Alaska. Her research will contribute to the Huang Lab’s creation of a high-resolution, quantitative record of Alaskan Arctic temperatures since the Last Ice Age. This is of particular interest for two main reasons: 1) the Holocene temperature history for the Alaskan Arctic is unknown, and 2) the region is particularly sensitive to climate forcings and feedbacks, both natural and anthropogenic. A high-resolution record of temperature variability in the region will ultimately help geoscientists to develop a more rigorous understanding of the complex processes that dictate climate conditions throughout the arctic.