Zwart, Costijn

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Costijn Zwart

Costijn is working on the isotopic signature of tropical rainfall in north Australia, and relating this chemical signal to monsoon activity and extreme events such as tropical cyclones. This project is part of a worldwide attempt by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to constrain regional hydrological and climate models and improve the interpretation of paleo climate proxies. The second part of his thesis will be to investigate the isotopic signature of rainfall preserved in leaf waxes found in 100,000 year old sediment cores to reconstruct the past climate of north Australia.