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Peter is a glaciologist and climate scientist working primarily to develop glacier ice core records of past climate, environmental conditions, and atmospheric chemistry. Peter’s current research focuses on better understanding recent climate of changing coastal regions in West Antarctica, areas which play a large role in uncertainty for future projections of sea level rise. He is the US leader of the "RAICA" effort, a South Korea - US effort to recover ice cores and construct a "Ross-Amundsen Ice Core Array." Peter is also working to capture the last 200-500 years of hydroclimate variability in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, recently recovering a 219 meter-long ice core from Mt. Waddington and now developing the southernmost annually-resolved ice core paleoclimate record in North America. Peter is the Director of Field Research and Data for the Center for Oldest Ice Exploration (COLDEX), a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center that seeks to find the oldest possible ice core records of past climate preserved in Antarctica. Peter shares widely about ice core climate science via Twitter, TikTok, and Instagram.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Victoria University of Wellington

Award Date: Nov 15 2015

MS, University of Washington

Award Date: Apr 1 2012

BS, University of Washington

Award Date: Jun 30 2009

Research Interest Keywords

  • Paleoclimate
  • Antarctica
  • Climate Science
  • Climate Change
  • Glaciology
  • Geochemistry


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