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Peter Neff
Postdoctoral Scholar
Research Associate, University of Rochester
Office: Johnson 313
Phone: 2065461779
Email: [javascript protected email address]
Interests: Ice cores, glaciology, paleoclimate, Antarctica, climate science, geochemistry.
Research Groups: Climate and Paleoclimate

Education: PhD, 2015 - Victoria University of Wellington | MSc, 2012 - University of Washington | BSc, 2009 - University of Washington
Current Research:
Trace gases in polar ice cores (14-CO)
Pacific-Antarctic teleconnections
Pacific Sector Antarctic ice rises

I am a glaciologist and earth scientist specializing in the use of glacier ice as a medium for understanding past, present and future climate and atmospheric chemistry, and employing geochemical techniques to reveal this information. I enjoy the creativity of scientific research, the challenge of organizing and executing field-based studies, and the community that is fostered in pursuits to better understand the Earth system.

Recent Publications:
Steig, EJ, and Neff, PD (2018). The prescience of paleoclimatology and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet. Nature Communications, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05001-1

Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution Community (incl. P Neff) (2018). The Ross Sea Dipole–temperature, snow accumulation and sea ice variability in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, over the past 2700 years. Climate of the Past 14 (2), 193-214.

Emanuelsson, BD, Bertler, NAN, Neff, PD, Renwick, JA, Markle, BR, Baisden, WT, and Keller, ED (2018). The role of Amundsen-Bellingshausen Sea anticyclonic circulation in forcing marine air intrusions into West Antarctica. Climate Dynamics,

Winton, VHL, Edwards, R, Delmonte, B, Ellis, A, Andersson, PS, Bowie, A, Bertler, NAN, Neff, P and Tuohy, A (2016). Multiple sources of soluble atmospheric iron to Antarctic waters. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi:10.1002/2015GB005265.

Tuohy, A, Bertler, N, Neff, P, Edwards, R, Emanuelsson, D, Beers, T and Mayewski P (2015). Transport and deposition of heavy metals in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023293.

Neff, PD and Bertler, NAN (2015). Trajectory modeling of modern dust flux to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, 9309-9322, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023304.

WAIS Divide Project Members (incl. P Neff) (2015). Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age. Nature, 520, 661-665, doi: 10.1038/nature14401.

Neff, PD (2014). A review of the brittle ice zone in polar ice cores. Annals of Glaciology, 55(68), 72-82, doi: 10.3189/2014AoG68A023.

Souney, JM, Twickler, MS, Hargreaves, GM, Bencivengo, B, Kippenhan, M, Johnson, JA, Cravens, E, Neff, PD, Nunn, R, Orsi, AJ, Popp, TJ, Rhoades, J, Vaughn, BH, Voigt, DE, Wong, GJ and Taylor KC (2014). Core handling and processing for the WAIS Divide ice-core project. Annals of Glaciology, 55(68), 15-26, doi: 10.3189/2014AoG68A008.

WAIS Divide Project Members (incl. P Neff) (2013). Onset of deglacial warming in West Antarctica driven by local orbital forcing, Nature, 500, 440-444, doi: 10.1038/nature12376.

Steig, EJ, Ding, Q, White, JWC, Küttel, M, Rupper, SB, Neumann, TA, Neff, PD, Gallant, AJE, Mayewski, PA, Taylor, KC, Hoffmann, G, Dixon, DA, Schoenemann, SW, Markle, BR, Fudge, TJ, Schneider, DP, Schauer, AJ, Teel, RP, Vaughn, BH, Burgener, L, Williams, J and Korotkikh, E (2013). Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared with the past 2,000 years. Nature Geoscience, 6(5), 372-375, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1778.

Neff, PD, Steig, EJ, Clark, DH, McConnell, JR, Pettit, EC and Menounos, B (2012). Ice-core net snow accumulation and seasonal snow chemistry at a temperate-glacier site: Mount Waddington, southwest British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Glaciology, 58(212), 1165-1175, doi: 10.3189/2012JoG12J078.