California boasts hundreds of caves, many of them hidden in the Sierra Nevada foothills. These caves hold much more than beautiful icicle-like stalactites and stalagmites. Trapped inside the stalagmites are tiny droplets of fossilized precipitation from climates long ago. In “Nature Tells Its Story, Part 2” of Unfold, UC Davis researchers discuss how these water droplets provide a “climate archive” that may help us predict future shifts in rain, snow and drought.
In this episode:
- Isabel Montañez, distinguished professor, UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
- Barbara Wortham, doctoral student, UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
In season 3, Unfold and hosts Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin bring listeners stories of awe, wonder and discovery as they explore curiosity-driven research at UC Davis. The award-winning podcast will launch a new episode every Tuesday from now through Nov. 23.
Unfold is available free, on demand at Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon’s TuneIn, Stitcher or wherever you get your podcasts. It is produced by Cody Drabble. Original music for Unfold comes from UC Davis alumnus Damien Verrett and Curtis Jerome Haynes. Follow Unfold on Twitter at @Unfoldpodcast.
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