PhD student, ice cores, Rochester, USA

The Ice Core Lab at the Department of Earth & Environmental Sciences at the University of Rochester, NY, USA, has an opening for a PhD student, starting in the summer or fall of 2018.

Description

The lab's work uses ice cores from Greenland and Antarctica to study past environmental change, with the goal of better understanding the Earth’s natural climate system. Ice core drilling expeditions are regularly conducted in the polar regions, working both in the extreme frozen interiors of the major ice sheets as well as on their picturesque margins.

Some examples of the Ice Core Lab’s current and possible future research projects:
- Understanding past changes in atmospheric methane (a powerful greenhouse gas) during natural climate warming events.
- Using carbon-14 produced by cosmic rays in glacial ice to understand past changes in cosmic ray bombardment intensity and related changes in solar activity.
- Using ice core measurements of carbon monoxide and its isotopes to understand past changes in the chemical reactivity of the global atmosphere.

Further information

For more information, please contact Vasilii Petrenko: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or go to the lab's website: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/ees/petrenko/index.html