Meet our Thompson Scholars: Cheryl Peyser

Cheryl Peyser working at her laptop.Degree Program: PhD

My current project involves the western Pacific Ocean, where sea-level rise rates are currently up to five times faster than the global mean. The eastern Pacific, on the other hand, is experiencing little to no rise in sea-level. Since ocean water expands as it warms, I can use sea-level as a fingerprint of heat stored in all layers of the ocean.

Before returning to school for my PhD I was a high school teacher for 10 years. I love teaching and would like to be a geoscience professor after graduating.
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