Yair Rosenthal
Yair Rosenthal
Geochemistry; paleoceanography; trace metal biogeochemistry; metal cycling in estuarine and coastal sediments

Cook Campus
School of Environmental and Biological Sciences
School of Arts and Sciences

Dept of Marine and Coastal Sciences (DMCS)
Dept of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

The overarching motivation for Dr. Rosenthal’s research is to document the history of, and understand mechanisms of climate change. As the ocean plays a key role in climate, a full understanding of the complexity of past climate change requires thorough knowledge of variations in ocean hydrography (e.g., seawater temperature, salinity and heat content) and circulation through time. Throughout his career, he has endeavored to develop new geochemical proxies that offer quantitative information of past ocean properties and thus the possibility for rigorous paleoceanographic reconstructions in a similar manner to that conducted with modern data.