Eric Steig

Former SIL Post Doc

Faculty, Quaternary Research Center, Univ. of Washington; Associate Professor, Earth & Space Sciences, University of Washington

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Univ. of Washington 1996

steig "AT" ess.washington.edu

(206) 685-3715   (206) 543-6327

 

Specialty

Stable isotopes, glaciology, climatology

Research Interests

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My primary research area is the application of isotopic systems to atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and glaciology. The current emphasis in the UW stable isotope laboratory is the development of high-resolution ice-core climate records covering the last two millennia, and the use of nitrogen and oxygen isotopes to improve understanding of air-to-snow transfer processes and atmospheric photochemistry. I have also worked extensively with cosmogenic isotopes, both in ice cores, as tracers of solar variability and accumulation-rate indicators, and in rocks and sediments to elucidate Quaternary chronologies and geomorphic processes. I am also using ice cores to track changes in the deposition of anthropogenic organic contaminants in polar and alpine regions.

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Year Reference PDF ID
2005 Brook, E., J.W.C. White, A.S.M. Schilla, M.L. Bender, B. Barnett, J.P. Severinghaus, K.C. Taylor, R.B. Alley, E.J. Steig 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24 (2005) 1333–1343
pdf r0091
2005 Brook, Edward J., James W.C. White, Annie S.M. Schilla, Michael L. Bender, Bruce Barnett, Jeffery P. Severinghaus, Kendrick C. Taylor, Richard B. Alley, Eric J. Steig 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 1333-1343, (2005)
pdf r0117
2005 E.D. Waddington, H. Conway, E.J. Steig, R.B. Alley, E.J. Brook, K.C. Taylor and J.W.C. White 2005:
Decoding the dipstick: Thickness of Siple Dome, West Antarctica, at the Last Glacial Maximum.
Geology: Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 281-284. (2005)
no_pdf r0118
2005 Edward J. Brook, James W.C. White, Annie S.M. Schilla, Bruce Barnett, Jeffery P. Severinghaus, Kendrick Taylor, Richard B. Allef, Eric J. Steigg 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24 (2005) 1333–1343
no_pdf r0108
2004 K. C. Taylor, J. W. C. White, J. P. Severinghaus, E. J. Brook, P. A. Mayewski, R. B. Alley, E. J. Steig, M. K. Spencer, E. Meyerson, D. A. Meese, G. W. Lamorey, A. Grachev, A. J. Gow and B. A. Barnett 2004:
Abrupt climate change around 22 ka on the Siple Coast of Antarctica.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 23, Issues 1-2 , January 2004, Pages 7-15
pdf r0090
2004 Taylor, K.C.; White, J.W.C.; Severinghaus, J.P.; Brook, E.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Alley, R.B.; Steig, E.J.; Spencer, M.K.; Meyerson, E.; Meese, D.A.; Lamorey, G.W.; Grachev, A.; Gow, A.J.; Barnett, B.A. 2004:
Abrupt climate change around 22 ka on the Siple Coast of Antarctica..
Quaternary Science Reviews 23(1-2): 7-15. (2004)
no_pdf r0112
2000 Cuffey, K.M, H. Conway, A.M. Gades, B. Hallet, R. Lorrain, J.P. Severinghaus, E.J. Steig, B.Vaughn and J.W.C. White 2000:
Entrainment at cold glacier beds.
Geology, v 28, 351-354.
pdf r0070
1998 Steig EJ, Brook EJ, White JWC, Sucher CM, Bender ML, Lehman SJ, Morse DL, Waddington ED, Clow GD 1998:
Synchronous climate changes in Antarctica and the North Atlantic.
Science 282 (no. 5386), 92-95.
pdf r0057
1998 Steig EJ, Hart CP, White JWC, Cunningham WL, Davis MD & Saltzman ES 1998:
Changes in climate, ocean and ice sheet conditions in the Ross Embayment at 6 ka.
Annals of Glaciology 27, 305-310.
pdf r0059
1998 White JWC, Steig EJ, Cole J, Cook ER & Johnsen, SJ 1998:
Recent, annually resolved climate as recorded in stable isotope ratios from Greenland and Antarctica.
Journal of the American Meterological Society.
no_pdf r0064
1998 White, J.W.C. and E.J. Steig 1998:
Timing is everything in a game of two hemispheres.
Nature 394, 717-718 News and Views
pdf r0063
1997 White D.E., White J.W.C., Steig E.J., Barlow L.K. 1997:
Reconstructing annual and seasonal climatic responses from volcanic events since A.D. 1270 as recorded in the deuterium signal from the GISP2 ice core.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102: 19683-19694.
pdf r0049

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