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Kaplan Yalcin

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Program Coordinator
Undergraduate Research and Extended Campus

Office: 102D Wilkinson Hall
Telephone: 541.737.1230
FAX: 541.737.1200
email: yalcink@geo.oregonstate.edu

Specialty: Distance and online education, undergraduate research, paleoclimatology

Research Interests: High-resolution ice core records of recent climate variability and environmental change; paleovolcanic records from ice cores; aerosol and snow chemistry at high elevation mountain sites; records of exploxive volcanism from ice cores.

Courses Taught

GEO 201 - Physical Geology (on-campus)
GEO 221 - Environmental Geology (on-campus and online)
GEO 306 - Minerals, Energy, Water and the Environment (on-campus and online)
GEO 308 - Global Change and Earth Sciences (online)
GEO 309 - Environmental Justice (online)
GEO 380 - Earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest (online) 


BS Geological Sciences with Honors
University of Missouri, 1998
MS, Geochemical Systems
University of New Hampshire, 2001
PhD, Earth and Environmental Science
University of New Hampshire, 2005

Recent Publications

Fisher, D., E. Osterberg, A. Dyke, D. Dahl Jensen, M. Demuth, C. Zdanowicz, J. Bourgeois, R.M. Koerner, P. Mayewski, C. Wake, K. Kreutz, E. Steig. J. Zheng, K. Yalcin, K. Goto-Azuma, B. Luckman, and S. Rupper, The Mt. Logan Holocene Late-Wisconsin isotope record: tropical Pacific-Yukon connection, The Holocene, 18, 667-677, 2008.

Yalcin, K., C.P. Wake, K.J. Kreutz, M.S. Germani, and S.I. Whitlow, Ice core paleovolcanic records from the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada, Journal of Geophysical Research 112, D08102, doi:10.1029/2006JD007497, 2007.

Yalcin, K., C.P. Wake, J.E. Dibb, and S.I. Whitlow, Relationships between aerosol and snow chemistry at King Col, Mt. Logan Massif, Yukon, Canada, Atmospheric Environment, 2006.

Yalcin, K., C. P. Wake, K. J. Kreutz, M. S. Germani, and S. I. Whitlow, Ice core evidence for a second volcanic eruption around 1809 in the Northern Hemisphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L14706, doi:10.1029/2006GL026013, 2006.

Yalcin, K ., C.P. Wake, S. Kang, K.J. Kreutz, and S.I. Whitlow, Seasonal and spatial variability in snow chemistry at Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory, Canada, Annals of Glaciology, 43, 2006.

Yalcin, K ., C.P. Wake, S. Whitlow, and K. Kreutz, A 1000-year record of forest fire activity from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon, Canada, The Holocene, 16, 200-209, 2006.

Fisher, D.A., C. Wake K. Kreutz, K. Yalcin , E. Steig, P. Mayewski, L. Anderson, J. Zheng, S. Rupper, C. Zdanowicz, M. Demuth, M. Wasckiewicz, D. Dahl-Jensen, K. Goto-Azuma, J.B. Bourgeois, R.M. Koerner, J. Sekerka, E. Osterberg, M.B. Abbott, B.P. Finney, and S.J. Burns, Stable isotope records from Mount Logan and Eclipse ice cores and nearby Jellybean Lake; water cycle of the North Pacific over 2000 years and over 5 vertical kilometers; sudden shifts and tropical connections, Geographie Physique et Quaternaire, 58 (2-3), 9033-9048, 2004.

Yalcin, K ., C.P. Wake and M. Germani, A 100-year record of North Pacific volcanism in an ice core from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory , Canada. Journal of Geophysical Research 108, 10.1029/2002JD00244, 2003.

Wake, C., K. Yalcin , and N. Gundestrup, The climate signal recorded in the oxygen isotope, accumulation, and major ion time-series from the Eclipse Ice Core, Yukon Territory, Annals of Glaciology 35, 416-422, 2002.

Yalcin, K . and C.P. Wake, Anthropogenic signals recorded in an ice core from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory, Geophysical Research Letters 28, 4487-4490, 2001.