Program: Geography, M.S.
Advisor: Connie Woodhouse
Sarah's research interests are broadly focused on studying the hydroclimate of the past in order to inform our understanding of present hydroclimate. Currently, she is working on developing and analyzing paleoclimate reconstructions for the Missouri River Headwaters region. Using tree-ring records, Sarah is attempting to disentangle the role of the various climate parameters involved in driving runoff and streamflow - specifically the role of winter snowpack and spring precipitation - within the headwater tributary basin in Montana and Wyoming. This analysis will be used to identify the climate drivers behind extreme hydroclimatic events in the region, as well as any shifts or trends over time.