Hovan Presents Research on Ancient Wind Systems

Posted on 4/7/2011 9:25:27 AM

Dr. Steve Hovan of the Department of Geoscience presented research findings at an international conference hosted by the Integrated Ocean Drilling Program in Paris, France.

Dr. Hovan met with the team of nearly seventy-five scientists from twenty-three different countries, who were part of two recent ocean expeditions in the equatorial Pacific, to share information about their studies.

This meeting was designed to strengthen international collaborations and develop insight about global climate systems and how they’ve evolved over long periods of time. Hovan and his co-author, Geoscience student Dan Saftner, are trying to identify ancient wind systems and better understand how they might influence and/or respond to major changes in Earth’s climate.