CLAY TABOR, PhD Candidate
Clay is an atmospheric scientist working on understanding the glacial-interglacial cycles that dominated the last two million years of Earth's climate. Milankovitch theory proposes that changes in insolation due to orbital perturbations dictate the waxing and waning of the ice sheets. However, variations in solar forcing alone are not sufficient to produce the glacial oscillations observed in the climate record. Instead, many have suggested that non-linear feedbacks in the Earth system work in concert with the orbital cycles to produce an amplified signal. Clay uses a complex Earth system model to explore the role of non-linear climate feedbacks on glacial cycles.