Karina Khazmutdinova

    • Advisor: Dr. Doron Nof
    • kk11m@my.fsu.edu

    Research Interests:

    My primary interests lie in paleoceanography and paleoclimatology, cave meteorology, air exchange within a cave. Being a natural laboratory, a cave carries imprints of ancient and recent climates, allowing us a unique setting for studying climate change. My work focuses on understanding of the cave's breathing patterns through the main opening and through "chimneys." Proper modeling and simulation of airflow in the cavern will help interpret speleothem records more accurately and see if there is any airflow impact on speleothems' growing patterns.