Quaternary Geologist Presents Talk at International Meeting

Brandon Curry attended the 10th Annual INTIMATE (Integration of Ice Core, Marine, and Terrestrial Records) Conference in Oxford, England, from September 19-22, 2008. The group sets standards for high-precision correlation of records spanning the last glacial-interglacial transition, including the period from the end of the last glacial maximum and covering the climate oscillations during the early Holocene. For example, INTIMATE was instrumental in defining the latest key chronologic boundaries defined by NGRIP, a relatively new ice core from Greenland. Curry presented a paper on the paleohydrology and paleovegetation of the last interglaciation (Sangamon Episode) in the interior of North America (Missouri and Illinois, USA). The program was dominated by talks regarding high-resolution stratigraphy.