Meeting Up With Teammate PaulOn Jul 28, 2013 Alaska
Tonight we finally rendezvoused with another member of the team: Paul McCarthy. Paul has known Tony for about 14 years. He is a sedimentologist with the department of geology and geophysics in the Geophysical Institute at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks. His specialty is Cretaceous-aged rocks. Over the last 15 years he has been working on things that were deposited north of about 60 degrees north paleo latitude, right up to almost the North Pole. These are considered cretaceous artic environments.
He is looking at the depositional environments in the paleo climate and all that goes with it so Tony’s research ties right in with what he is studying and his studies tie in with Tony’s goals for the expedition.
In Tony’s words Paul studies the mud between the toes of the dinosaurs that he studies. And all that can tell Tony about the environment and the climate in which these dinosaurs actually lived.