CHIANG Hong Wei
My research interest includes two main fields, paleoclimate and neotectonics. With a background in geology and geochemistry, I currently focus on chronology and geochemistry of corals in the western coast of Myanmar. In particular, by expertise of uranium-thorium disequilibrium dating and stable oxygen/carbon isotope and trace element analysis, I reconstruct high-resolution paleoclimate information through time, such as sea surface temperature, salinity, and precipitation by proxy data. Thus, the natural variation can be unraveled and we can better understand the artificial influence on earth’s environment. I am also involved in a study by speleothems (cave carbonates) from Myanmar and Indonesia which can provide us with broader spatial view and longer time scale, up to hundreds of thousand years, on paleohydrology evolution.
- 2011 Ph.D., Institute of Geosciences, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
- 2000 M.S., Departmant of Geology, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
- 1998 B.S., Departmant of Geology, National Taiwan University (NTU), Taiwan
On the glacial-interglacial variability of the Asian monsoon in speleothem delta O-18 records. Science Advances. 6(7), (2020).
Hydroclimate variability of western Thailand during the last 1400 years. Quaternary Science Reviews. 241, (2020).
A decadal-resolution stalagmite record of strong Asian summer monsoon from northwestern Vietnam over the Dansgaard–Oeschger events 2–4. Journal of Asian Earth Sciences: X. 3, (2020).
Optimizing MC-ICP-MS with SEM protocols for determination of U and Th isotope ratios and 230Th ages in carbonates. Quaternary Geochronology. 50, 75-90. (2019).
Holocene relative sea-level records from coral microatolls in Western Borneo, South China Sea. Holocene. 28(9), 1431-1442. (2018).