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Elena Korotkikh

Ph.D. Student/Research Assistant

Elena Korotkikh

Contact Information


Sawyer Environmental Research Center, Room 138
Orono, ME  04469


Advisor: Paul Mayewski

Research interests

Climate variability of Late Holocene and Last Interglacial obtained from Antarctic ice cores.


  • RICE community members, “The Ross Dipole - temperature, snow accumulation, and sea ice variability in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica, over the past 2700 years,” Clim. Past, vol. 14, pp. 193–214, 2018.

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  • A. F. More, N. E. Spaulding, P. Bohleber, M. J. Handley, H. Hoffmann, E. V. Korotkikh, A. V. Kurbatov, C. P. Loveluck, S. B. Sneed, M. McCormick, and P. A. Mayewski, “Next-generation ice core technology reveals true minimum natural levels of lead (Pb) in the atmosphere: Insights from the Black Death,” GeoHealth, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 211–219, 2017.

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  • P. A. Mayewski, A. M. Carleton, S. D. Birkel, D. Dixon, A. V. Kurbatov, E. Korotkikh, J. McConnell, M. Curran, J. Cole-Dai, S. Jiang, C. Plummer, T. Vance, K. A. Maasch, S. B. Sneed, and M. Handley, “Ice core and climate reanalysis analogs to predict Antarctic and Southern Hemisphere climate changes,” Quat. Sci. Rev., vol. 155, pp. 50–66, 2017

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  • Potocki, M., Mayewski, P. A., Kurbatov, A. V., Simões, J. C., Dixon, D. A., Goodwin, I., Carleton, A.M., Handley, M.J., Jana, R., Korotkikh, E., 2016, Recent increase in Antarctic Peninsula ice core uranium concentrations. Atmospheric Environment, 140, 381–385.
  • Korotkikh, E., Mayewski, P.A., Dixon, D.A., Kurbatov, A.V., Handley, M.J., 2014, Recent increase in Ba concentrations as recorded in a South Pole ice core, Atmospheric Environment, 89, 683–687, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2014.03.009

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  • Mayewski, P.A., Maasch, K.A., Dixon, D., Sneed, S.B., Oglesby, R., Korotkikh, E., Potocki, M., Grigholm, B., Kreutz, K., Kurbatov, A.V., Spaulding, N., Stager, J.C., Taylor, K.C., Steig, E.J., White, J., Bertler, N.A.N., Goodwin, I., Simoes, J.C., 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, DOI: 10.1002/jqs.2593
  • Steig, E.J., Ding., Q., White, J.W., Küttel, Rupper, S.B., Neumann, T.A., Neffl, P., Gallant. A., Mayewski, P.A., Taylor, K., Hoffmann, G., Dixon, D.A., Schoenemann, S., Markle. B., Fudge, T.G., Schneider, D.P., Schauer, A.J., Teel, R., Vaughn, B., Vaughn, B.H., Burgener, L., Williams, J., Korotkikh, E., 2013, Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared with the past 2,000 years, Nature Geoscience, 6, 372–375, DOI: 10.1038/NGEO1778
  • Dixon, D.A., Mayewski, P.A., Korotkikh, E., Sneed, S.B., Handley, M.J., Introne, D.S., Scambos, T.A., 2013, Variations in snow and firn chemistry along US ITASE traverses and the effect of surface glazing, The Cryosphere, 7, 515-535, doi:10.5194/tc-7-515-2013
  • Korotkikh, E.V., Mayewski, P.A., Handley, M.J., Sneed, S.B., Introne, D.S., Kurbatov, A.V., Dunbar, N.W., McIntosh, W.C., 2011, The last interglacial as represented in the glaciochemical record from Mount Moulton Blue Ice Area, West Antarctica. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30 (15-16), 1940-1947, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.04.020

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  • Dixon, D. A., Mayewski, P. A., Korotkikh, E., Sneed, S. B., Handley, M. J., Introne, D. S., and Scambos, T. A., 2011, A spatial framework for assessing current conditions and monitoring future change in the chemistry of the Antarctic atmosphere, The Cryosphere Discussions, 5, 885-950, doi:10.5194/tcd-5-885-2011.


2009 M.S. University of Maine, 2004 B.S. Novosibirsk State University

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