Research Activities

Dr. Don J. Easterbrook, Emeritus Professor of Geology,
Western Washington University

Global Climate Change

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  • Causes of climate change
  • Correlation of glacial fluctuations, the Pacific Decadal Oscillation, climate and solar variation
  • 500 year record of temp changes using oxygen isotope data from the Greenland ice core
  • Effect of CO2 on climate change
  • Geologic history of climate change
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  • Abrupt Pleistocene, global, climatic changes and their relationship to the cause of ice ages
  • Pleistocene geochronology, 14C and cosmogenic isotope dating of glaciations in the Puget Lowland, Cascade Range, Columbia Plateau, Rocky Mountains, and New Zealand
  • Global Younger Dryas abrupt climate change
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  • Origin of landforms
  • Surface processes
  • Lidar interpretation of landforms


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  • Volcanic ash and lahar chronology
  • Debris torrents
  • Large seismically-triggered landslides