Julie Brigham-Grette awarded Geological Society of America (GSA) Continental Scientific Drilling Division (CSD) Distinguished Lecturer 2020

The Geological Society of America’s (GSA) Continental Scientific Drilling Division (CSD) Geosciences Professor Julie Brigham-Grette as one of its two Distinguished Lecturers for 2020, which means she will be available to give online seminars on her Arctic drilling research to geologists anywhere in the world by request this fall and into spring 2021. Read more in the UMass news release.

Huge Stores of Arctic Sea Ice Likely Contributed to Past Climate Cooling

In a new paper, Alan Condron (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution), CSRC Director Ray Bradley, and graduate student Anthony Joyce propose that massive amounts of melting sea ice in the Arctic drained into the North Atlantic and disrupted climate-steering currents, thus playing an important role in causing past abrupt climate change after the last Ice Age. See the full press release and the paper published in Geology.

Rob DeConto Taking Part in Historic UN Climate Policy Session

This week, representatives of 195 member governments of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are meeting at the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco with dozens of climate scientists who have prepared a draft “Summary for Policymakers” of their “Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate (SROCC). Here read the UMass press release…

UMass Amherst Climate Researcher Raymond Bradley Receives High Honor from Canadian Society

Internationally recognized climate scientist and Distinguished Professor Raymond S. Bradley at the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been elected an International Fellow in the Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences Division of the Academy of Science of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) for “major contributions to our understanding of the nature and causes of climate change.” Read more …