A new documentary about the environment, produced and narrated by
Leonardo diCaprio, lists Peter deMenocal '82 as one of the 72
experts consulted for the film, titled The 11th Hour.
is an associate research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth
Observatory of Columbia University. His research focuses on analyzing the
geochemistry and composition of marine sediments in order to reconstruct
past changes in ocean circulation and terrestrial climate, with a primary
focus on the signatures and causes of tropical-extratropical climate
linkages over various timescales. His most current research focuses on
African climate change and its link to early human evolution over the
last several million years, signatures of ocean and climate variability
over the last 12,000 years of the present warm climate period, and
paleoclimate applications of climate model simulations. deMenocal earned
the Ph.D. and master's degree from Columbia University, as well as
a master's degree in oceanography from the University of Rhode
Island. His St. Lawrence degree is in geology.
An adjunct research scientist at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
with whom deMenocal has collaborated on several published papers, is
classmate Brad Linsley '82, associate professor of earth and atmospheric
SUNY Albany. Linsley also earned his St. Lawrence degree
in geology, and the Ph.D. at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque.
Official Web site for The 11th Hour
Science at St. Lawrence
Posted: August 30, 2007