Poster 149: Ian Clark – Changes in Climate and Fire during past droughts in the Uinta Mountains: A case study of the Medieval Climate Anomaly from 800- 1200 A.D.

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Faculty mentor: Mitchell Power

My research is related to the possibility of more severe and more frequent wildfire potential as the result of rising temperatures and increased drought, in the Uinta Mountains, Utah. I am observing the Medieval Climate Anomaly (800-1200 A.D.) when climactic conditions similar to those seen today and continuing into our near future post significant risk, and deserve our attention. Through a detailed analysis of lakebed sediments for particulate charcoal, I reconstruct past wildfire conditions.

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Questions or comments? Contact me at: u0891061@utah.edu

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