Doctoral student leads paleoclimate study of precipitation and sea ice in Arctic Alaska

PhD candidate Ellie Broadman of Northern Arizona University’s School of Earth and Sustainability developed and led a study in Arctic Alaska to investigate sea ice dynamics and their impact on circulation and precipitation patterns in Arctic Alaska on a long-term basis. She is the lead author on a paper detailing her team’s findings, “Coupled impacts of sea ice variability and North Pacific atmospheric circulation on Holocene hydroclimate in Arctic Alaska,” recently published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.