Institute at Brown for Environment and Society

Meredith Parish

Earth, Environmental and Planetary Sciences


I produce temperature and precipitation reconstructions that span the past 40,000 years in Indonesia. I use hydrogen isotopes and lipid membranes preserved in sediment cores from Lake Towuti. Understanding temperature and precipitation variation over the last 40,000 years in Indonesia can help us determine how Walker Circulation changed when orbital and greenhouse gas forcings were greatly different from today.