Jeffrey Severinghaus

Jeffrey Severinghaus
Professor of Geosciences
University of California, San Diego
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
9500 Gilman Dr.
La Jolla
Fields of interest
Ice cores, paleoclimate, mechanisms of abrupt climate change, ocean-atmosphere exchange, causes of ice ages
Description of scientific projects
Use of krypton and xenon in past atmospheres as indicators of mean ocean temperature
Inert gas isotopes as indicators of past firn thickness and local site temperature
Isotopic composition of atmospheric oxygen through time as a tracer of tropical rainfall changes
Dating ice cores using 18O of O2
Neon isotopes as tracers of gas loss and kinetic fractionation during air-sea gas exchange