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Past and Contemporary Climate Change: Evidence from Earth’s Cryosphere (Lecture)
September 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.
This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.
About the Speaker:
Ellen Mosley-Thompson is a Distinguished University Professor in the Department of Geography (Atmospheric Science Program) and the Director of the Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University. She uses the chemical and physical properties preserved in cores collected from both polar ice sheets and high mountain glaciers to reconstruct Earth’s complex climate history. These records indicate that Earth’s climate has moved outside the range of natural variability experienced over at least the last 2000 years. She has led nine expeditions to Antarctica and six to Greenland to retrieve ice cores. In 2010 she led the field team for the ice core drilling project on Bruce Plateau (Antarctic Peninsula), a U.S. contribution to the International Polar Year, where the team collected a 448-meter core to bedrock. She has published 133 peer-reviewed papers and is the recipient of 51 research grants. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society and is an elected Fellow of the American Geophysical Union and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She recently served on the NRC-NAS Committee that produced the 2014 report “The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions.”