Eric Wolff

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".

I am organising a meeting of the UK PAGES community in London in March 2000: see here for more details.

In the quinquennium 2000-2005, I will be principle investigator for the programme, Signals in Antarctica of past Global Changes (SAGES), which combines ice core, marine sediment, lake sediment and tropospheric chemistry studies to study palaeoclimate of Antarctica within the context of global changes.

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. More information on this, including a listing of UK lead investigators involved in Antarctic glaciology can be found by clicking here.

Since 1999, I have been a member of the UK IGBP (International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme) National Committee, with particular responsibility for issues related to the PAGES project that deals with palaeoclimate.. There is a web page for the UK IGBP National Committee.

Here are some selected recent papers:

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.

Wolff, E.W. & Suttie, E.D. 1994. Antarctic snow record of southern hemisphere lead pollution. Geophysical Research Letters, 21, 781-784.

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., Miners, W.D., Moore, J.C. & Paren, J.G. 1997. Factors controlling the electrical conductivity of ice from the polar regions - a summary. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 101, 6090-6094.

Wagenbach, D., Ducroz, F., Mulvaney, R., Keck, L., Minikin, A., Legrand, M., Hall, J.S. & Wolff, E.W. 1998. Seasalt aerosol in coastal Antarctic regions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 10961.

Wolff, E.W., Hall, J.S., Mulvaney, R., Pasteur, E., Wagenbach, D. & Legrand, M. 1998. Relationship between chemistry of air, fresh snow and firn cores for aerosol species in coastal Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 11057.

Wolff, E. & Cachier, H. 1998. Concentrations and seasonal cycle of black carbon in aerosol at a coastal Antarctic station. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 11033.

Wolff, E.W., Legrand, M. & Wagenbach, D. 1998. Coastal Antarctic aerosol and snowfall chemistry. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 10927.

Tison, J.-L., Souchez, R., Wolff, E.W., Moore, J.C., Legrand, M.R. & de Angelis, M. 1998. Is a periglacial biota responsible for enhanced dielectric response in basal ice from the GRIP core. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 18885- 18894.

Wolff, E.W., Moore, J.C., Clausen, H.B. & Hammer, C.U. 1997. Climatic implications of background acidity and other chemistry derived from electrical studies of the Greenland Ice Core Project ice core. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 26325-26332.

Hall, J.S. & Wolff, E.W. 1998. Causes of seasonal and daily variations in aerosol sea salt concentrations at a coastal Antarctic station. Atmospheric Environment, 32, 3669-3677.

Wolff, E.W. & Martin, S. 1998. Sea ice as a source of sea salt aerosol in polar regions. IGAC Newsletter, 14, 10-12.

Wolff, E.W., Suttie, E.D. & Peel, D.A. 1999. Antarctic snow record of cadmium, copper, and zinc content during the twentieth century. Atmospheric Environment, 33, 1535-1541.

Wolff, E.W., Basile, I., Petit, J.-R. & Schwander, J. In Press. Comparison of Holocene electrical records from Dome C and Vostok. Annals of Glaciology, 29.

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Last updated on 15 April 1999