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Paul Mayewski

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Professor and Director, Climate Change Institute


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Phone: 207-581-3019
Fax: 207-581-2202

School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Room 302
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5790

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My primary research interests are climate change and change in the chemistry of the atmosphere. I have pursued these interests by collecting snow samples and ice cores from throughout Antarctica, the Arctic, Andes, New Zealand and the Himalayas and Tibetan Plateau.

Some of my current research activities include: The International Trans Antarctic Scientific Expedition, a reconstruction of Antarctic climate and chemistry of the atmosphere over the last 200 years. Ice coring activities on Mt. Everest, Mt. Logan (Yukon Territory) and Patagonia. Calibration of ice core records using instrumental records of sea level pressure to investigate the past behavior of ENSO, the North Atlantic, Oscillation, the Indian Monsoon and the Antarctic Ocilation.

To read more about Paul and his work, see “The Ice Man” article from UMaine Today by Nick Houtman.

Popular Books:
The Ice Chronicles: The Quest to Understand Global Climate Change
Paul Mayewski and Frank White: University Press of New England (2002).

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School of Earth and Climate Sciences
5790 Bryand Global Sciences Center
Orono, ME 04469-5790
Phone: (207) 581-2152 | Fax: (207) 581-2202E-mail:
The University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469