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Alan Condron | Research Assistant Professor | UMass Amherst

May 2014: Alan has been awarded a three year $595,922 grant from the National Science Foundation to study whether extremely thick, 'paleocrystic' sea ice growth in the Arctic might have triggered abrupt, large-scale, climate cooling in the past. This project will also support a new PhD graduate student. See below for details on applying for the position.

Jan 2013: Alan has a paper in Nature Geoscience about the impact of polar storms on the circulation of the North Atlantic ocean. A short summary of this work was featured in Nature, as well as on media networks NBC News, Climate Central, and New Scientist.

Dec 2012: Alan has a paper about the Younger Dryas and Meltwater in PNAS. A nice article written by James Teller about our results was also featured in the Commentary section of this journal.

  New student opportunity (May 2014): "Arctic seaice, freshwater forcing, and abrupt climate change:. This project will investigate the role of Arctic sea ice, icebergs, and meltwater floods in triggering past episodes of abrupt climate change, such as the Younger Dryas. I'm looking to hire a graduate student with a strong numerical background to undertake a 3-5 yr PhD project. Please e-mail me if you're interested.