Indo-Pacific Warm Pool teleconnections recorded in Holocene stalagmites

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I am fortunate enough to have a NERC funded PhD position at Royal Holloway which will be focused on using speleothem trace element and stable isotope variations in stalagmites to assess teleconnections in the Indo-Pacific Warm Pool with the Indian Summer Monsoon. I am especially interested in the relative influences of the El Niño Southern Oscillation and the Indian Ocean Dipole on Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall throughout the last few thousand years and am currently planning fieldwork to locate coeval stalagmites from suitable field sites around the rim of the Indian Ocean plus some Pacific islands.
Effective start/end date1/10/13 → …