About Sarah Aarons
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
Research: My interest in isotope geochemistry stems from its quantitative nature that allows precise measurements of variations in natural materials. These measurements put constraints on sources and transport pathways of various earth surface materials including aerosols. Changes in the isotopic composition of aerosols in the paleoclimate record can in turn be used to infer variations in the hydrologic cycle, wind trajectories, dominant climate systems, and sea-ice extent. Understanding the paleoclimate record is the most fundamental aspect of constraining the effects of future climate change.
Personal: I graduated from Stanford University with a B.S. in Geological and Environmental Sciences. I am originally from Anchorage, Alaska and I love to spend my time in outside in the last frontier.