Ice Core Paleoclimatology, Glaciology, Climate Science, West Antarctic Climate, Science Communication
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. Peter is also working to capture the last 200-500 years of hydroclimate variability in southwestern British Columbia, Canada, through recovering and developing the southernmost annually-resolved ice core record in North America, from Mount Waddington in the Coast Mountains. Peter is also 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.
Neff, P (2020). Amundsen Sea coastal ice rises: Future sites for marine-focused ice core records. Oceanography 33-2, doi: 10.5670/oceanog.2020.215.
Winstrup, M, Vallelonga, P, Kjær, HA, Fudge, TJ, Lee, JE, Riis, MH, Edwards, R, Bertler, NAN, Blunier, T, Brook, EJ, Buizert, C, Ciobanu, G, Conway, H, Dahl-Jensen, D, Ellis, A, Emanuelsson, BD, Keller, ED, Kurbatov, A, Mayewski, P, Neff, PD, Pyne, R, Simonsen, MF, Svensson, A, Tuohy, A, Waddington, E and Wheatley, S (2019). A 2700-year annual timescale and accumulation history for an ice core from Roosevelt Island, West Antarctica. Climate of the Past, doi: 10.5194/cp-2017-101
Steig, EJ, and Neff, PD (2018). The prescience of paleoclimatology and the future of the Antarctic ice sheet. Nature Communications, 9, Article 2730, doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05001-1
Emanuelsson, BD, Bertler, NAN, Neff, PD, Renwick, JA, Markle, BR, Baisden, WT, and Keller, ED (2018). The role of Amundsen-Bellingshausen Sea anticyclonic circulation in forcing marine air intrusions into West Antarctica. Climate Dynamics, 51(9-10), 3579-3596, doi: 10.1007/s00382-018-4097-3
RICE Community Members (incl. PD Neff) (2018). The Ross Sea Dipole - Temperature, Snow Accumulation and Sea Ice Variability in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica, over the Past 2,700 Years. Climate of the Past, 14(2), 193-214, doi: 10.5194/cp-14-193-2018
Winton, VHL, Edwards, R, Delmonte, B, Ellis, A, Andersson, PS, Bowie, A, Bertler, NAN, Neff, PD and Tuohy, A (2016). Multiple sources of soluble atmospheric iron to Antarctic waters. Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 30(3), 421-437, doi:10.1002/2015GB005265
Tuohy, A, Bertler, N, Neff, PD, Edwards, R, Emanuelsson, D, Beers, T and Mayewski P (2015). Transport and deposition of heavy metals in the Ross Sea Region, Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(20), 10996-11011, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023293
Neff, PD and Bertler, NAN (2015). Trajectory modeling of modern dust flux to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120(18), 9303-9322, doi: 10.1002/2015JD023304 WAIS Divide Project Members (incl. PD Neff) (2015). Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age. Nature, 520, 661-665, doi: 10.1038/nature14401
Neff, PD (2014). A review of the brittle ice zone in polar ice cores. Annals of Glaciology, 55(68), 72-82, doi: 10.3189/2014AoG68A023 Souney, JM, Twickler, MS, Hargreaves, GM, Bencivengo, B, Kippenhan, M, Johnson, JA, Cravens, E, Neff, PD, Nunn, R, Orsi, AJ, Popp, TJ, Rhoades, J, Vaughn, BH, Voigt, DE, Wong, GJ and Taylor KC (2014). Core handling and processing for the WAIS Divide ice-core project. Annals of Glaciology, 55(68), 15-26, doi: 10.3189/2014AoG68A008
WAIS Divide Project Members (incl. PD Neff) (2013). Onset of deglacial warming in West Antarctica driven by local orbital forcing. Nature, 500, 440-444, doi: 10.1038/nature12376
Steig, EJ, Ding, Q, White, JWC, Küttel, M, Rupper, SB, Neumann, TA, Neff, PD, Gallant, AJE, Mayewski, PA, Taylor, KC, Hoffmann, G, Dixon, DA, Schoenemann, SW, Markle, BR, Fudge, TJ, Schneider, DP, Schauer, AJ, Teel, RP, Vaughn, BH, Burgener, L, Williams, J and Korotkikh, E (2013). Recent climate and ice-sheet changes in West Antarctica compared with the past 2,000 years. Nature Geoscience, 6(5), 372-375, doi: 10.1038/ngeo1778
Neff, PD, Steig, EJ, Clark, DH, McConnell, JR, Pettit, EC and Menounos, B (2012). Ice-core net snow accumulation and seasonal snow chemistry at a temperate-glacier site: Mount Waddington, southwest British Columbia, Canada. Journal of Glaciology, 58(212), 1165-1175, doi: 10.3189/2012JoG12J078