Greenland: PARCA

PARCA

Program in Arctic Regional Climate Assessment

A Research Program Sponsored by NASA

University of Arizona Project:

  • Analysis of Ice Cores for Estimating Accumulation Patterns and Past Atmospheric Chemistry in Greenland

Principal Investigator: Roger Bales, Professor

Publications

  • R. C. Bales, E. Mosley-Thompson and J. R. McConnell, Variability of accumulation in northwest Greenland over the past 250 years, Geophysical Research Letters, in press, 2001.
  • R. C. Bales, J. R. McConnell, E. Mosley-Thompson and Beata Csatho, Accumulation over the Greenland ice sheet from historical and recent records, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2001.
  • R. C. Bales, J. R. McConnell, E. Mosley-Thompson and G. Lamorey, Accumulation map for the Greenland Ice Sheet: 1971-1990, Geophysical Research Letters, in press, 2001.
  • J. R. McConnell, G. Lamorey, E. Hanna, E. Mosley-Thompson, R. C. Bales, D. Belle-Oudry and J. D. Kyne, A net snow accumulation over southern Greenland from 1975 to 1998, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2001.
  • E. Mosley-Thompson, J. R. McConnell, R. C. Bales, Z. Li, P.-N. Lin, K. Steffen, L. G. Thompson, R. Edwards and D. Bathke, Local to regional-scale variability of Greenland accumulation from PARCA cores, Journal of Geophysical Research, in press, 2001.
  • J. R. McConnell, R. J. Arthern, E. Mosley-Thompson, C. H. Davis, R. C. Bales, R. Thomas, J. F. Burkhart, and J. D. Kyne, Changes in Greenland ice sheet elevation attributed primarily to snow accumulation variability, Nature, 406, 877-879, 2000.
  • J. R. McConnell, E. Mosley-Thompson, D. H. Bromwich, R. C. Bales and J. D. Kyne, Interannual variations of snow accumulation on the Greenland Ice Sheet (1985-1996): new observations versus model predictions, Journal of Geophysical Research, 105(D3), 4039-4046, 2000.
  • M. Anklin, R. C. Bales, E. Mosley-Thompson and K. Steffen. Annual accumulation at two sites in northwest Greenland during recent centuries. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(D22), 28,775-28,783, 1998.
  • Conference Presentations:
    -- M. Anklin and R.C. Bales and E. Mosley-Thompson and K. Steffen. Variability of accumulation rates in two Greenland firn and ice cores using multiple independent parameters. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 77:17:S150 (1996)
    -- R. C. Bales. Comparison of accumulation trends in recent centuries in northwest Greenland. Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union, 78:46:F8 (1997)
  • General publication list

Links to other place of interest

Project Team

Current

  • Roger Bales, Principal Investigator, Professor
  • Joe McConnell, Co-Investigator, Research Assistant Professor, Desert Research Institute
  • Anne Thompson & Richard Steward, Co-Investigators, NASA Goddard
  • Dee Belle-Oudry
  • Undergraduates
  • John Burkhart, Ph.D student, Science Coordination Officer, GEOSummit email
  • Links to other PARCA Collaborators

Alums

  • Martin Anklin, Research Associate (now at Davos Observatory)
  • Betty Snider, Analytical Chemist (retired)
  • Brent Matson, Graduate Student



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