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University of Rochester Ice Core and Atmospheric Chemistry Lab

About

Summit Greenland Panorama
Photo by L.Davidge

Welcome to the University of Rochester Ice Core and Atmospheric Chemistry Lab website. Here you can find information about our research, the members of our research group, and the facilities we have in our laboratory.

Please follow our expedition blog for information about our field campaigns!

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

Kazemi, R. Schlageter, W., Hmiel, B., Weber, T.S., Murray, L.T., Petrenko, V.V. 2021. Investigating methane emissions from geologic microseepage in Western New York State, United States. Elementa, 9: 1.    https://online.ucpress.edu/elementa/article/9/1/00066/117169/Investigating-methane-emissions-from-geologic

Petrenko, V.V., A.M. Smith, E.M. Crosier, R. Kazemi, P. Place, A. Colton, B. Yang, Q. Hua, L.T. Murray. 2021. An improved method for atmospheric 14CO measurements. Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, 14, 2055–2063. https://amt.copernicus.org/articles/14/2055/2021/.

Aydin, M., G. L. Britten, S. A. Montzka, C. Buizert, F. Primeau, V.V. Petrenko, M. B. Battle, M. R. Nicewonger, J. Patterson, B. Hmiel, and E. S. Saltzman. 2020. Anthropogenic Impacts on Atmospheric Carbonyl Sulfide Since the 19th Century Inferred From Polar Firn Air and Ice Core Measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 125, e2020JD033074. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020JD033074

Menking, J.A., Brook, E.J., Schilt, A. Shackleton, S., Dyonisius, M., Severinghaus, J.P., Petrenko, V.V. 2020. Millennial‐Scale Changes in Terrestrial and Marine Nitrous Oxide Emissions at the Onset and Termination of Marine Isotope Stage 4. Geophysical Research Letters, 47, e2020GL089110. https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL089110

Shackleton, S. , Baggenstos, D., Menking, J.A., Dyonisius, M.N., Bereiter, B., Bauska, T.K., Rhodes, R.H., Brook, E.J., , Petrenko, V.V., McConnell, J.R., Kellerhals, T., Häberli, M.,
Schmitt, J., , Fischer, H. and Severinghaus, J.P. 2020. Global ocean heat content in the Last Interglacial. Nature Geoscience, 13, 77-81. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0498-0.

M. N. Dyonisius, V. V. Petrenko, A. M. SmithQ. Hua, B. Yang, J. Schmitt, J. Beck, B. Seth, M. Bock, B. Hmiel, I. Vimont, J. A. Menking, S. A. Shackleton, D. Baggenstos, T. K. Bauska, R. H. Rhodes, P. Sperlich, R. Beaudette, C. Harth, M. Kalk, E. J. Brook, H. Fischer, J. P. Severinghaus, R. F. Weiss. 2020. Old carbon reservoirs were not important in the deglacial methane budget. Science. 367, 907-910. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/367/6480/907.abstract

B. Hmiel, V.V Petrenko, M.N. Dyonisius, C. Buizert, A.M. Smith, P.F. Place, C. Harth, R. Beaudette, Q. Hua, B. Yang, I. Vimont, S.E. Michel, J.P. Severinghaus, D. Etheridge, T. Bromley, J. Schmitt, X. Faïn, R.F. Weiss, E.J. Dlugokencky, Preindustrial 14CH4 indicates greater anthropogenic fossil CH4 emissions, Nature. 2020 https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-020-1991-8

 

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Recent News

Humans are a bigger source of climate-altering methane, new studies suggest: Science Magazine article on Michael's Science paper. February 2020.

Old Carbon reservoirs unlikely to cause massive greenhiyse gas release: Article on Michael's Science paper. February 2020.

Natural gas is much 'dirtier' energy souce than we thought: National Geographic article on Ben's Nature paper. February 2020.

Oil and Gas May Be a Far Bigger Climate Threat Than We Knew: New York Times article on Ben's Nature paper. February 2020.

Antarctic scientists begin hunt for sky’s ‘detergent’: Nature Article on upcoming Law Dome Project, November 2018

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.

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