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Ed Waddington

Courses Taught

Course #
% Responsible
Spring 2015ESS524310100%
Autumn 2015ESS43142250%Christianson, Hallet, Conway, Roe, Light, Koutnik
Autumn 2015ESS4115350%Houston
Autumn 2015ESS5115450%Houston
Winter 2016ESS203539100%

Awards and Honors

Award Name
Date Bestowed
Awarding Body
Brief Description
Waddington Glacier, Antarctica1996U.S. Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names (ACAN) and recognized by U.S. Board of Geographic names.In recognition of UW geophysical research program on nearby Taylor Dome.
Excellence in Reviewing1996AGUEditor's citation, Journal of Geophysical Research
Exceptional reviewer2000International Glaciological SocietyEditor's citation, Journal of Glaciology
Exceptional reviewer2003International Glaciological SocietyEditor's citation, Journal of Glaciology
ESS Faculty Excellence in TeachingMay 2010Robert G. and Nadine E. Bassett Fund-
Excellence in Reviewing2011AGUEditor's citation, Journal of Geophysical Research

Professional Talks and Presentations

30/01/2013Centre for Ice and Climate, CopenhagenColloquiumITalkWhat's cold, white, and squishy, and easier to reach than Eemian ice?
22/8/2014University of ZurichClaridenfirn Centennial SymposiumITalkThe life, death and afterlife of the glacier extrusion-flow theory
25/8/2014V. Wasserbau, Hydrologie u. Glaz. ETH ZurichFachgespräch [colloquium]ITalkComparing firn-compaction models from a mechanics perspective
27/8/2014PIRE-ICEICSAnnual Workshop, Helsingor,DenmarkCTalkReformulating or generalizing the framework within which we think about firn-compaction modeling
18/110/2014North West GlaciologistsAnnual Meeting [Fairbanks AK]CTalkViscosity of polar firn, even in models that don’t include viscosity
April 2015 - March 2016Various: PIRE-ICEICS, NWG, WAIS, WAISCores, AGU, IPICS, LPSCConferencesCTalks/PostersCoauthored 12 presentations by students and colleagues

Public and Community Service

Type of Service
March 2009Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
February 2010Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
March 2011Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
Feb 2012Scholastic "Science World" magazine for high-school studentsConsultant for Feb 13 article on glaciers
March 2012Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
March 2013Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
January 2013Centre for Ice and Climate, Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen.External examiner for a PhD thesis
February 2014Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
April 2014ESS Family DayExhibit weird ice properties
February 2015Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center
February 2016Polar Science WeekendGlaciological exhibits at Pacific Science Center

Recent Publications and Manuscripts in the Press

NEEM Community Members. 2013. Eemian interglacial reconstructed from a Greenland folded ice core. Nature 493(7433), 489-494. (Peer-reviewed.)

WAIS Divide Project Members. 2013. Onset of deglacial warming in West Antarctica driven by local orbital forcing. Nature 500(7463), 440-444. (Corresponding author T.J. Fudge) (Peer-reviewed.)

Pettit, E.C., E. Whorton, E.D. Waddington, and R. Sletten. 2014. Influence of debris-rich basal ice on flow of a polar glacier. Journal of Glaciology. 60(223) 989-1006. (Peer-reviewed.)

Campbell, A.J., E.D. Waddington, and S.G. Warren. 2014. Refugium for surface life on Snowball Earth in a nearly-enclosed sea? A numerical solution for sea-glacier invasion through a narrow strait. J. Geophys. Res. Oceans. 2679-2690. doi:10.1002/2013JC009703 (Peer-reviewed.)

Fudge, T.J. E.D. Waddington, H.Conway, J.M.D. Lundin, and K.C. Taylor. 2014. Interpolation methods for Antarctic ice-core timescales: application to Byrd, Siple Dome and Law Dome ice cores. Climate of the Past 10, 1195-1209. doi: 10.5194/cp-10-1195-2014. (Peer-reviewed.)

Aydin, N., T.J. Fudge, K.R. Verhulst, M.R. Nicewonger, E.D. Waddington, E.S. Saltzman. 2014. Carbonyl sulfide hydrolysis in Antarctic ice cores and an atmospheric history for the last 8,000 years. J. Geophys. Res. Atmospheres. doi: 10.1002/2014JD021618. (Peer-reviewed.)

Buizert, C., and WAIS DIVIDE Project Members. 2015. Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age. Nature. (Peer-reviewed.)

Current Research Interests

- Ice flow in the vicinity of ice divides.

- Inference of accumulation-rate histories and ice-sheet surface-elevation histories from dated ice cores and stratigraphy detected by radar.

- Evolution of preferred crystal fabric, and its influence on ice-sheet stratigraphy.
- Determination of preferred crystal orientation fabric by measuring sonic velocities in the walls of boreholes in ice sheets.
- by modeling physical processes causing preferred crystal orientations and grain-size evolution.

- Evolution of polar firn, and exchange of firn air with the free atmosphere, for trapping ancient air bubbles.
- development of a Community Firn Model to standardize procedures to estimate ice age/gas age differences.

Current C.V. URL

In the News

Link to ESS Glaciology web page
Link to Community Firn Model web page