I am a scientist in the Ice and Climate Division of the British Antarctic Survey. I lead the project entitled "The relationship between atmospheric chemistry and concentrations in ice cores".
Current research interests include air/snow chemical transfer functions, climate change from ice cores, polar atmospheric chemistry, heavy metals in ice cores, and electrical properties of ice.
In 1995, I acted as Director of a NATO Advanced Research Workshop: Processes of Chemical Exchange between the Atmosphere and Polar Snow. For more information on this workshop, click here.
I am involved in a number of projects and activities, including:
I am a member of the following societies:
Since 1996, I have been the UK representative on the SCAR Working Group on Glaciology.
Here are some selected recent papers:
Moore, J.C., Wolff, E.W., Clausen, H.B. & Hammer, C.U. 1992. The chemical basis for the electrical stratigraphy of ice. Journal of Geophysical Research, 97, 1887-1896.
Wolff, E.W. 1992. The influence of global and local atmospheric pollution on the chemistry of Antarctic snow and ice. Marine Pollution Bulletin, 25, 274-280.
Suttie, E.D. & Wolff, E.W. 1993. The local deposition of heavy metal emissions from point sources in Antarctica. Atmospheric Environment, 27A, 1833-1841.
Wolff, E.W. 1995. Nitrate in Polar Ice. In Delmas, R.J., ed. Ice core studies of global biogeochemical cycles. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 195-224.
Moore, J.C., Wolff, E.W., Clausen, H.B., Hammer, C.U., Legrand, M.R. & Fuhrer, K. 1994. Electrical response of the Summit-Greenland ice core to ammonium, sulphuric acid, and hydrochloric acid. Geophysical Research Letters, 21, 565-568.
Mulvaney, R. & Wolff, E.W. 1994. Spatial variability of the major chemistry of the Antarctic ice sheet. Annals of Glaciology, 20, 440-447.
Wolff, E.W. & Suttie, E.D. 1994. Antarctic snow record of southern hemisphere lead pollution. Geophysical Research Letters, 21, 781-784.
Wolff, E.W. & Peel, D.A. 1994. Assessing global and local pollution for heavy metals in Antarctica. Analusis, 22, M41-M43.
Wolff, E.W., Moore, J.C., Clausen, H.B., Hammer, C.U., Kipfstuhl, J. & Fuhrer, K. 1995. Long-term changes in the acid and salt concentrations of the GRIP Greenland ice core from electrical stratigraphy. Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 16249-16264.
Bales, R.C. & Wolff, E.W. 1995. Interpreting natural climate signals in ice cores. EOS Transactions, 76, 477-483.
Wolff, E.W. & Bales, R.C., eds. 1996. Processes of Chemical Exchange between the Atmosphere and Polar Snow. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer. 675 pp.
Wolff, E.W. 1996. Location, movement and reactions of impurities in polar ice. In Wolff, E.W. & Bales, R.C., eds. Processes of Chemical Exchange between the Atmosphere and Polar Snow. Berlin Heidelberg: Springer, 541-560.
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Last updated on 30 October 1996