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University of Rochester Ice Core Lab

About

Opening for PhD Student

The ice core laboratory has an opening for a new PhD student, who would start in the summer or fall of 2019. Please contact Vasilii Petrenko at vpetrenk@ur.rochester.edu for more information, or see our department website for information on how to apply.

Summit Greenland Panorama
Photo by L.Davidge

Welcome to the University of Rochester Ice Core lab website. Here you can find information about our research, the members of our research group, and the facilities we have for ice core analysis in the laboratory.

Please follow our expedition blog for information about our field campaigns to Greenland and Antarctica!

Taylor Glacier Terminus
Photo by P.Neff
Packing ice cores in melter
Photo by C.Buizert
Glacier front at Greenland
Photo by X.Fain
Backlit Ice Layers
Photo by L.Davidge
Driving over the Greenland Ice Sheet
Photo by X.Fain

Recent Publications

Bauska, T.K., E.J. Brook, S.A. Marcott, D. Baggenstos, S. Shackleton, J.P. Severinghaus, V.V. Petrenko. 2018. Controls on atmospheric CO2 during the last glacial period. Geophysical Research Letters. 45, 7731–7740. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL077881

Baggenstos, D., T.K. Bauska, J.P. Severinghaus, J.E. Lee, H. Schaefer, C. Buizert, E.J. Brook, S. Shackleton, V.V. Petrenko. 2017. Atmospheric gas records from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, reveal ancient ice with ages spanning the entire last glacial cycle. Climate of the Past. 13, 943–958. https://www.clim-past.net/13/943/2017/

Vimont, I.J., J.C. Turnbull, V.V. Petrenko, P.F. Place, A. Karion, N.L. Miles, S.J.  Richardson, K. Gurney, R. Patarasuk, C. Sweeney, B. Vaughn, J.W.C. White. 2017. Carbon monoxide isotopic measurements in Indianapolis constrain urban source isotopic signatures and support mobile fossil fuel emissions as the dominant wintertime CO source. Elementa: Science of the Anthropocene. 5: 63. https://www.elementascience.org/articles/10.1525/elementa.136/

Petrenko, V.V., A.M. Smith, H. Schaefer, K. Riedel, E.J. Brook, D. Baggenstos, C. Harth, Q. Hua, C. Buizert, A. Schilt, X. Fain, L. Mitchell, T. Bauska, A. Orsi, R.F. Weiss, J.P. Severinghaus. 2017. Minimal geological methane emissions during the Younger Dryas – Preboreal abrupt warming event. Nature. 548, 443 – 446. https://www.nature.com/articles/nature23316

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Recent News

Antarctic ice mission seeks mystery molecules that scrub sky: Article on upcoming Law Dome Project, October 2018

Could the key to reversing climate change lie beneath the Antarctic? Scientists will drill 800ft deep holes in ice sheets to find a mystery 'detergent' that could clean the air of harmful greenhouse gases: Daily Mail article on upcoming Law Dome Project, October 2018

"Why does ice make that sound?": An analysis of the sound in Peter's ice drop video, April 2018

Viral video of ice dropping into a borehole originally tweeted by Peter, February 2018.

"The real ice sheets of Antarctica": Antarctic project featured on NASA's climate blog, February 2016.

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