Over the last 5 million years, the Earth's glaciers have melted and reformed at fairly regular intervals. The timing is thought to be determined by the amount of solar insolation received at the top of the Earth's atmosphere - a quantity that changes with the position of the Earth in its orbit around the Sun. This motion can be described by three parameters: obliquity (tilt), precession (wobble), and eccentricity (ellipticity). Eccentricity controls the absolute amount of insolation, whereas obliquity and precession control the distribution of insolation on the Earth's surface.
However, the glacial record exhibits times of drastic change, both in the size and frequency of glacial events. Can we determine exactly when these changes occurred? Their abruptness? Can we differentiate between hypothesized ice sheet models?
Currently, I am a 5th year Ph.D. student in the Division of Applied Mathematics and the Center for Computational Molecular Biology at Brown University.
Ph.D. (Expected Complete Date) May 2010, Brown University,
Sc. M. Applied Mathematics, May 2006, Brown University
B.A Mathematics and Computer Science, May 2005, Providence College
Fall 2009 - Calculus II (Providence College)
Fall 2008 - Information Theory (Brown University)
Fall 2008 - Calculus II (Providence College)
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Spring 2008- Inferences in Genomics and Molecular Biology
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Spring 2007 - Essential Statistics
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