DISSERTATION

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CHAPTER 1

A Mechanistic Investigation of the Coral Mn/Ca-based Trade-wind Proxy at Kiritimati

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CHAPTER 2

Mineralogical Insights into Coral Trace Element Incorporation and Stress Response

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CHAPTER 3

Lagoon Morphology: A Key Component of the Coral Mn/Ca-based Trade-wind Proxy

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CHAPTER 4

Tracking Westerly Wind Events via Observed, Modeled, and Reconstructed Wind Records