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Karl Kreutz

Professor, Climate Change Institute & School of Earth & Climate Sciences

Karl Kreutz

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Karl.kreutz@maine.edu
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236 Sawyer Hall
University of Maine 
Orono, ME  04469

Biosketch

My primary research interest is the Earth's climate history, and specifically the mechanisms responsible for spatial and temporal patterns of Late Holocene climate variability. Much of my work focuses on atmospheric and hydrologic dynamics in high-latitude and high-elevation regions through a combination of modern process studies and ice core recovery and analysis. Current projects include high-resolution climate reconstructions in the Arctic (St. Elias Mountains and the Brooks Range), the Antarctic (the Dry Valleys region and West Antarctica), and Asia (the Tien Shan, Altai, and Himalayan Ranges). I also use the isotopic composition of marine and fresh water carbonates as a Late Holocene paleoclimate proxy in the New England/Gulf of Maine region. In conjunction with colleagues from the CCI and School of Marine Sciences, we are developing aquaculture techniques for species-specific carbonate paleotemperature calibrations. My main research tools are gas-source isotope ratio and inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometers housed in the Stable Isotope Laboratory and ICP-MS Facility.

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Publications

  • Kreutz, K.J., and Koffman, B., 2013, Glaciochemistry, in Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science 2nd edition,
    S. Elias, ed., Elsevier Publishers, 326-333.

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  • Mayewski, P.A., Maasch, K., Dixon, D., Sneed, S., Oglesby, R., Korotkikh, E., Potocki, M., Grigholm, B., Kreutz,
    K., Kurbatov, A., Spaulding, N., Stager, C., Taylor, K., Steig, E., White, J., dwin, I., Simoes, J., Jana, R., Kraus, S., Fastook, J., 2013, West Antarctica’s sensitivity to natural and human forced climate change over the Holocene, Journal of Quaternary Science, 28(1), 40-48.

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  • Campbell, S., Roy, S., Kreutz, K., Arcone, S., Osterberg, E., and Koons, P., 2013, Strain-rate estimates for crevasse
    formation at an alpine ice divide: Mount Hunter, Alaska, Annals of Glaciology, 54(63), 200-208.

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  • Koffman, B.G., Kreutz, K.J., Kurbatov, A.V., and Dunbar, N.W., 2013, Impact of known local and tropical volcanic
    eruptions of the past millennium on the WAIS Divide microparticle record, Geophysical Research Letters, 40, 1-5, doi:10.1002/grl.50822.

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  • Campbell, S., Kreutz, K.J., Osterberg, E., Arcone, S., Wake, C., Volkening, K., and Winski, D., 2012a, Flow
    dynamics of an accumulation basin: A case study of the Upper Kahiltna Glacier on Mt. McKinley, Alaska, Journal of Glaciology, 58(207), 185-195, doi: 10.3189/2012JoG10J233.

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  • Campbell, S., K.J. Kreutz, Osterberg, E.O., Arcone, S., Wake, C.P., Introne, D.S., Volkening, K., and Winski, D.
    2012b, Melt regimes, internal stratigraphy, and flow dynamics of three glaciers in the Alaska Range, Journal of Glaciology, 58(207), 99-109, doi: 10.3189/2012JoG10J238.

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  • Gross, B., Kreutz, K.J., Osterberg, E., McConnell, J., Handley, M., Wake, C., and Yalcin, K., 2012,
    Constraining recent lead pollution sources in the North Pacific using ice core stable lead isotopes, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 117, D16307, doi:10.1029/2011JD017270.

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  • Ahn, J., Brook, E., Schmittner, A., and Kreutz, K.J., 2012, Abrupt change in atmospheric CO2 during the last ice
    age, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L18711, doi:10.1029/2012GL053018.

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  • Kelsey, E.P., Wake, C.P., Yalcin, K., and Kreutz, K.J., 2012, Eclipse ice core accumulation and stable isotope
    variability as an indicator of North Pacific climate, Journal of Climate, 25, 6426-6440.

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  • Breton, D., Koffman, B., Kurbatov, A., Kreutz, K., and Hamilton, G., 2012, Quantifying signal dispersion in a
    hybrid ice core melting system for geochemical and microparticle analysis, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(21), 11,922-11,928.

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  • Winski, D., Kreutz, K.J., Osterberg, E.O., Campbell, S., and Wake, C., 2012, High Frequency Observations of Melt
    Effects on Snowpack Stratigraphy, Kahiltna Glacier, Central Alaska Range, Hydrological Processes, 26(17), 2573-2582.

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  • Schöne, B., A. Wanamaker, J. Fiebig, J. Thebault, and K.J. Kreutz, 2011, Annually resolved ?13C chronologies of
    long-lived bivalve mollusks (Arctica Islandica) reveal oceanic carbon dynamics in the temperate North Atlantic during recent centuries, Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 302, 31-42.

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  • Wanamaker, A., K.J. Kreutz, B. Schöne, and D. Introne, 2011, Gulf of Maine shells reveal changes in seawater
    temperature seasonality during the Medieval Climate Anomaly and the Little Ice Age, Paleogeography, Paleoclimatology, Paleoecology, 302, 43-51.

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  • Kelsey, E., C. Wake, K.J. Kreutz, and E. Osterberg (2010), Ice layers as an indicator of summer warmth
    and atmospheric blocking in Alaska, Journal of Glaciology, 56 (198), 715-722.

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  • Arcone, S.A., and Kreutz, K.J., 2009, GPR reflection profiles of Clark and Commonwealth Glaciers in the Dry
    Valleys, Antarctica, Annals of Glaciology, 50(51), 112-120.

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  • Fisher, D., E. O. Osterberg, A. Dyke, D. Dahl-Jensen, M. Demuth, C. Zdanowicz, J. Bourgeois, R. Koerner, P.
    Mayewski, C. P. Wake, K. J. Kreutz, E. Steig, J. Zheng, K. Yalcin, K. Goto-Azuma, B. Luckman, and S. Rupper, 2008, The Mt. Logan Holocene-Wisconsinan isotope record: Tropical Pacific-Yukon connections, Holocene, 18(5), 667-677.

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  • Mann, J.L., Shuman, C.A., Kelly, W.R., and Kreutz, K.J., 2008, Measurement of delta34S in two high-elevation
    snowpits by multiple-collector thermal ionization mass spectrometry (MC-TIMS) using a 33S-36S double spike, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 3907-3927.

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  • Wanamaker, A.D., Kreutz, K.J., Wilson, T., Borns, H.W. Jr., Introne, D., and Feindel, S., 2008, Experimentally
    derived Mg/Ca and Sr/Ca ratios in juvenile bivalve calcite in M. edulis: implications for paleotempearture reconstruction, Geo-Marine Letters, DOI 10.1007/s00367-008-0112-8.

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  • Wanamaker, A.D., Kreutz, K.J., Schone, B.R., Maasch, K.A., Pershing, A.J., Borns, H.W., Introne, D.S., and
    Feindel, S., 2008, A late Holocene paleo-productivity record in the western Gulf of Maine, USA, inferred from growth histories of the long-lived ocean quahog (Arctica islandica), International Journal of Earth Sciences, doi 10.1007/s00531-008-0318-z.

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  • Osterberg, E., Mayewski, P.A., Kreutz, K.J., Fisher, D.A., Handley, M., Sneed, S., Zdanowicz, C., Zheng, J.,
    Demuth, M., Waskiewicz, M., Bourgeois, J., 2008, Ice core record of rising lead pollution in the North Pacific Atmosphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L05810, doi:10.1029/2007GL032680.

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  • Wanamaker, A.D. Jr., Kreutz, K.J., Schone, B.R., Petigrew, N., Borns, H.W., Introne, D.S., Belknap, D.,
    Maasch, K.A., and Feindel, S., 2007, Coupled North Atlantic slope water forcing on Gulf of Maine temperatures over the past millennium, Climate Dynamics, doi 10.1007/s00382-007-0344-8.

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  • Williamson, B.R., Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Bertler, N.A.N., Sneed, S., Handley, M., and Introne, D., 2007,
    A coastal transect of McMurdo Dry Valleys snow and firn: marine and terrestrial influences on glaciochemistry, Journal of Glaciology, 53(183), 1-13.

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  • Kaspari, S., Mayewski, P., Kang, S., Sneed, S., Hou, S., Hooke, R., Kreutz, K.J., Introne, D., Handley, M.,
    Maasch, K., Qin, D., and Ren, J., 2007, Reduction in northward incursions of the South Asian monsoon since ~1400 AD inferred from a Mt. Everest ice core, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L16701, doi:10.1029/2007GL020440.

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  • Wanamaker, A.D., Kreutz, K.J., Borns, H.W. Jr., Introne, D.S., Feindel, S., Funder, S., Rawson, P., and Barber,
    B., 2007, Experimental determination of salinity, temperature, growth, and metabolic effects on shell chemistry of Mytilus edulis collected from Maine and Greenland, Paleoceanography, 22, PA2217, doi:10.1029/2006PA001352.

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  • Yalcin, K., C. P. Wake, K. J. Kreutz, M. S. Germani, and S. I. Whitlow, 2007, Ice core paleovolcanic records
    from the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D08102, doi:10.1029/2006JD007497.

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  • Bertler, N.A.N., Naish, T.R., Oerter, H., Kipfstuhl, S., Barrett, P.J., Mayewski, P.A., and Kreutz, K.J., 2006,
    The effects of joint ENSO-Antarctic Oscillation forcing on the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Antarctica, Antarctic Science, 18(4), 507-514.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., 2006, Glaciochemistry, in Elias, S.A. ed., Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, Elsevier Publishers,

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  • Osterberg, E., Handley, M., Sneed, S., Mayewski, P.A., and Kreutz, K.J., 2006, A continuous ice core melter
    systems with discrete sampling for major ions, trace metals, and stable isotopes, Environmental Science and Technology, 40, 3355-3361.

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  • Yalcin, K., Wake, C.P., Kang, S., Kreutz, K.J., and Whitlow, S., 2006, Seasonal and spatial variability of snow
    chemistry at Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territories, Canada, Annals of Glaciology, 43, 1-9.
  • Yalcin, K., C. P. Wake, K. J. Kreutz, M. S. Germani, and S. I. Whitlow, 2006, Ice core evidence for a second
    volcanic eruption around 1809 in the Northern Hemisphere, Geophysical Research Letters, 33, L14706, doi:10.1029/2006GL026013.

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  • Wanamaker, A.D., Kreutz, K.J., Borns, H.W., Introne, D.S., Feindel, S., Barber, B., and Funder, S.V., 2006, An
    aquaculture-based method for calibrated bivalve isotope paleothermometry, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 7 (9), doi:10.1029/2005GC001189.

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  • Yalcin, K., Wake, C.P., Whitlow, S.I., and Kreutz, K.J., 2006, Forest fire signals recorded in ice cores from the
    Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territories, Canada, Holocene, 16, 200-209.

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  • Bertler, N.A.N., Mayewski, P.A., Aristarain, A., Barrett, P., Becagli, S., Bernardo, R., Bo, S., Curran, M., Qin,
    D., Dixon, D., Ferron, F., Fischer, H., Frey, M., Frezzoti, M., Fundel, F., Genthon, C., Gragnani, R., Hamilton, G., Handley, M., Hong, S., Isaksson, E., Kang, J., Ren, J., Kamiyama, K., Kanamori, S., Karkas, E., Karlof, L., Kaspari, S., Kreutz, K.J., Kurbatov, A., Meyerson, E., Ming, Y., Zhang, M., Motoyama, H., Mulvaney, R., Oerter, H., Osterberg, E., Proposito, M., Pyne, A., Ruth, U., Simoes, J., Smith, B., Sneed, S., Teinila, K., Traufetter, F., Udisti, R., Virkkula, A., Watanabe, O., Williamson, B., Winther, J.-G., Li, Y., Wolff, E., Li, Z., Zielinski, A., Snow chemistry across Antarctica, 2005, Annals of Glaciology, 41, 167-179.

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  • Aizen, V.B., Aizen, E., Fujita, K., Nikitin, S.A., Kreutz, K.J., and Takeuchi, L.N., 2005, Stable-isotope time
    series and precipitation origin from firn-core and snow samples, Altai glaciers, Siberia, Journal of Glaciology, 51(175), 637-654.

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  • Fisher, D.A., Wake, C.P., Kreutz, K.J., Yalcin, K., Steig, E., Mayewski, P.A., Anderson, L., Zheng, J., Rupper,
    S., Zdanowicz, C., Demuth, M., Waskiewicz, M., Dahl-Jensen, D., Goto-Azuma, K., Bourgeois, J., Koerner, R., Sekerka, J., Osterberg, E., Abbott, M., Finney, B., and Burns, S., 2004, Stable isotope records from Mouth Logan, Eclipse ice cores and nearby Jellybean Lake. Water cycle of the North Pacific over 2000 years and over five vertical kilometers: sudden shifts and tropical connections, Geographie physique et Quaternaire, 58, (2-3), 17-27.

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  • Bertler, N.A.N., Barrett, P., Mayewski, P.A., Fogt, R., Kreutz, K.J., and Shulmeister, J., 2004, El Nino
    suppresses Antarctic warming, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L15207, doi:10.1029/2004GL020749.

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  • Pruett, L.E., Kreutz, K.J., and Wadleigh, M., and Aizen, V.B., 2004, Assessment of sulfate sources in high-
    elevation Asian precipitation using stable sulfur isotopes, Environmental Science and Technology, 38, 4728-4733.

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  • Aizen, V.B., Aizen, E.M., Melack, J.M., Kreutz, K.J., and Cecil, L.D., 2004, Association between atmospheric
    circulation patterns and firn-ice core records from the Inilchek glacierized area, central Tien Shan, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109, doi:10.1029/2003JD003894.

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  • Alexander, B., Savarino, J., Kreutz, K.J., and Thiemens, M.H., 2004, Impact of preindustrial biomass burning
    emissions on the oxidation pathways of tropospheric sulfur and nitrogen, Journal of Geophysical Research, 109,
    D08303, doi:10.1029/2003JD004218.

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  • Borns, H.W. Jr., Doner, L.A., Dorion, C.C., Jacobson, G.L. Jr., Kaplan, M.R., Kreutz, K.J., Lowell, T.V.,
    Thompson, W.B., and Weddle, T.K., 2004, The deglaciation of Maine, U.S.A., in Ehlers, J. and Gibbard, P.L., eds., Quaternary Glaciations – Extent and Chronology Part II: North America, Elsevier Publishers, New York,89-109.
  • Kreutz, K.J., C.P. Wake, V.B. Aizen, L.D. Cecil, J.R. Green, and Synal, H.A., 2004, Event to decadal
    scale glaciochemical variability on the Inilchek Glacier, Central Tien Shan, in Cecil, L.D., Thompson, L.G., and Steig, E.J., eds., Earth Paleoenvironments: Records Preserved in Mid- and Low-Latitude Glaciers, Kluwer Publishers, 61-79.
  • Bertler, N.A.N., Mayewski, P.A., Barrett, P.J., Sneed, S.B., Handley, M.J., and Kreutz, K.J., 2004, Monsoonal
    circulation of the McMurdo Dry Valleys, Ross Sea region, Antarctica: signal from the snow chemistry, Annals of Glaciology, 39, 135-145.
  • Mayewski, P.A., Maasch, K.A., White, J.W.C., Meyerson, E.A., Goodwin, I., Morgan. V.I., van Ommen, T.,
    Souney, J., and Kreutz, K.J., 2004, A 700 year record of Southern Hemisphere extra-tropical climate variability, Annals of Glaciology, 39, 127-132.
  • Pruett, L.E., Kreutz, K.J., Wadleigh, M., Mayewski, P.A., and Kurbatov, A., 2004, Sulfur isotopic measurements
    from a West Antarctic ice core: implications for sulfate source and transport, Annals of Glaciology, 39, 545-556.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., Wake, C.P., Aizen, V.B., Cecil, L.D., and Synal, H.A., 2003, Seasonal deuterium excess in a Tien
    Shan ice core: influence of moisture transport and recycling in Central Asia, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(18), 1922, doi:10.1029/2003GL017896.

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  • Kang, S., Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Qin, D., and Tandong, Y. 2002, Stable isotopic composition of
    precipitation over the northern slope of the central Himalaya. Journal of Glaciology, 48(163), 519-526.

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  • Meyerson, E.A., Mayewski, P.A., Kreutz, K.J., Meeker, L.D., Whitlow, S.I., and Twickler, M.S. 2002, The polar
    expression of ENSO and sea-ice variability as recorded in a South Pole ice core. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 430–436.
  • Kang, S., Mayewski, P.A., Qin, D., Yan, Y., Hou, S., Zhang, D., and Kreutz, K.J. 2002, Glaciochemical
    records from a Mt. Everest ice core: relationship to atmospheric circulation over Asia. Atmospheric Environment, 36(21), 3351-3361.

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  • Dorion, C.C., Balco, G.A., Kaplan, M., Kreutz, K.J., Wright, J., and Borns, H.W. Jr. 2001, Stratigraphy,
    paleoceanography, chronology, and environment during deglaciation of eastern Maine. In Weddle, T.K., and Retelle, M.J., eds., Deglacial History and Relative Sea-Level Changes, Northern New England and Adjacent Canada, Geological Society of America Special Paper 351, p. 215-242.
  • Kreutz, K.J., Aizen, V.B., Cecil, L.D., and Wake, C.P. 2001, Oxygen isotopic and soluble ionic composition
    of precipitation recorded in a shallow firn core, Inilchek Glacier (Central Tien Shan). Journal of Glaciology, 47(159), 548-554.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., and Sholkovitz, E.R. 2000, Major element, rare earth element, and sulfur isotopic composition of a
    high-elevation firn core: Sources and transport of mineral dust in Central Asia. Geochemistry, Geophysics,
    Geosystems (G3), 1, paper 2000GC000082.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Meeker, L.D., Twickler, M.S., and Whitlow, S.I. 2000, The effect of spatial
    and temporal accumulation rate variability in West Antarctica on soluble ion deposition. Geophysical Research Letters, 27(16), 2517-2520.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Pittalwala, I.I., Meeker, L.D., Twickler, M.S., and Whitlow, S.I. 2000. Sea-
    level pressure variability in the Amundsen Sea region inferred from a West Antarctic glaciochemical record. Journal of Geophysical Research, 105 (D3), 4047-4059.

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  • Bromwich, D.H., Rogers, A.N., Kâllberg, P., Cullather, R.I., White, J.W.C., and Kreutz, K.J. 2000.
    ECMWF analyses and reanalyses depiction of ENSO signal in Antarctic precipitation. Journal of
    Climate, 13, 1406-1420.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Twickler, M.S., Whitlow, S.I., White, J.W.C., Shuman, C.A., Raymond, C.R.,
    Conway, H., and McConnell, J.R. 1999. Seasonal variations of glaciochemical, isotopic, and
    stratigraphic properties in Siple Dome, Antarctica surface snow. Annals of Glaciology, 29, 38-44.
  • Kreutz, K.J., and Mayewski, P.A. 1999. Spatial variability of Antarctic surface snow glaciochemistry:
    Implications for paleoatmospheric circulation reconstructions. Antarctic Science, 11(1), 105-118.

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  • Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Whitlow, S.I., and Twickler, M.S. 1998. Limited migration
    of soluble ionic species in a Siple Dome, Antarctic ice core. Annals of Glaciology, 27, 371-377.
  • Kreutz, K.J., Mayewski, P.A., Meeker, L.D., Twickler, M.S., Whitlow, S.I., and Pittalwala, I.I. 1997. Bipolar
    changes in atmospheric circulation during the Little Ice Age. Science, 277, 1294-1296.

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  • Mayewski, P.A., Twickler, M.S., Whitlow, S.I., Meeker, L.D., Yang, Q., Thomas, J., Kreutz, K.J., Grootes,
    P.M., Morse, D.L., Steig, E.J., Waddington, E.D., Saltzman, E.S., Whung, P.-Y., Taylor, K.C. 1996. Climate change during the Last Deglaciation in Antarctica. Science, 272, 1636-1638.

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Education

B.A. University of Buffalo; M.S. University of Maine; PhD University of New Hampshire; Post-doc Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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