Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
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Brief Research Interests: 

Paleoclimatology, geochemistry, ice core trace gas records, cosmogenic isotopes, extraterrestrial dust




Paleoclimatology, geochemistry

Research Interests

Ice core trace gas records, cosmogenic isotopes, extraterrestrial dust


B.S. Geology, Duke University, 1985
M.S. Geology, University of Montana, 1988
Ph.D. Chemical Oceanography, MIT/Woods Hole Joint Program, 1993


GEO 518 - Geoscience Communication
GEO 486/586 - Quaternary Paleoclimatology
GEO 684 - Global Biogeochemical Cycles
GEO 699 - Geological History of the Climate Cycle


WAIS Divide Ice Core
NEEM Ice Core
South Pole Ice Core
East GRIP Ice Core

Research Group Website

OSU Ice Core and Quaternary Geochemistry Lab

Recent Publications

Research Group Website

OSU Ice Core and Quaternary Geochemistry Lab

Recent Publications

Marcott, Shaun A, Peter U Clark, Jeremy D Shakun, Edward J Brook, P Thompson Davis, Marc W Caffee, 2019. 10-Be age constraints on latest Pleistocene and Holocene cirque glaciation across the western United States, npj Climate and Atmospheric Science, 2, Article number: 5 (2019).

Brook, E.J. and Buizert, C., 2018. Antarctic and global climate history viewed from ice cores. Nature, 558(7709), p.200.

Prokopiou, M., Sapart, C.J., Rosen, J., Sperlich, P., Blunier, T., Brook, E., van de Wal, R.S.W. and Röckmann, T., 2018. Changes in the isotopic signature of atmospheric nitrous oxide and its global average source during the last three millennia. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(18), pp.10-757.

Bauska, T. K., Brook, E. J., Marcott, S. A., Baggenstos, D., Shackleton, S., Severinghaus, J. P., & Petrenko,V. V. (2018). Controls on millennial‐scale atmospheric CO2 variability during the last glacial period. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7731–7740. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018GL077881

Bertler, N.A., Conway, H., Dahl-Jensen, D., Emanuelsson, D.B., Winstrup, M., Vallelonga, P.T., Lee, J.E., Brook, E.J., Severinghaus, J.P., Fudge, T.J. and Keller, E.D., 2018. The Ross Sea Dipole–temperature, snow accumulation and sea ice variability in the Ross Sea region, Antarctica, over the past 2700 years. Climate of the Past14(2), p.193.

McConnell, J.R., Burke, A., Dunbar, N.W., Köhler, P., Thomas, J.L., Arienzo, M.M., Chellman, N.J., Maselli, O.J., Sigl, M., Adkins, J.F. and Baggenstos, D., Burkhart, J., Brook, E., Buizert, C., Cole-Dai, J., Fudge, T.J., Knorr, G., Graf, H., Grieman, M., Iverson, N., McGwire, K., Mulvaney, R., Paris, G., Rhodes, R., Saltzman, S., Severinghaus, J.,  Steffensen, J., Taylor, K., Winckler, G.,  2017, Synchronous volcanic eruptions and abrupt climate change∼ 17.7 ka plausibly linked by stratospheric ozone depletion. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, p.201705595.

Petrenko, V.V., Smith, A.M., Schaefer, H., Riedel, K., Brook, E., Baggenstos, D., Harth, C., Hua, Q., Buizert, C., Schilt, A. and Fain, X., 2017. Minimal geological methane emissions during the Younger Dryas–Preboreal abrupt warming event. Nature548(7668), pp.443-446.

Schmidt, G.A., Severinghaus, J., Abe-Ouchi, A., Alley, R.B., Broecker, W., Brook, E., Etheridge, D., Kawamura, K., Keeling, R.F., Leinen, M. and Marvel, K., 2017. Overestimate of committed warming. Nature547(7662), pp.E16-E17.

Lundin, J.M., Stevens, C.M., Arthern, R., Buizert, C., Orsi, A., Ligtenberg, S.R., Simonsen, S.B., Cummings, E., Essery, R., Leahy, W. and Harris, P., 2017. Firn Model Intercomparison Experiment (FirnMICE). Journal of Glaciology63(239), pp.401-422.

Rhodes, R.H., Brook, E.J., McConnell, J.R., Blunier, T., Sime, L.C., Faïn, X. and Mulvaney, R., 2017. Atmospheric methane variability: Centennial‐scale signals in the Last Glacial Period. Global Biogeochemical Cycles31(3), pp.575-590.

Seltzer, A.M., Buizert, C., Baggenstos, D., Brook, E.J., Ahn, J., Ji-Woong, Y. and Severinghaus, J.P., 2017. Does δ 18 O of O 2 record meridional shifts in tropical rainfall?. Climate of the Past13(10), p.1323.

Bertler, N.A., Conway, H., Dahl-Jensen, D., Emanuelsson, D.B., Winstrup, M., Vallelonga, P.T., Lee, J., E., Brook, E.J., Severinghaus, J.P., Fudge, T.J. and Keller, E.D., 2017, 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 Discussions, pp.1-31.

Baggenstos, D., Bauska, T.K., Severinghaus, J.P., Lee, J.E., Schaefer, H., Buizert, C., Brook, E.J., Shackleton, S. and Petrenko, V.V., 2017. Atmospheric gas records from Taylor Glacier, Antarctica, reveal ancient ice with ages spanning the entire last glacial cycle. Climate of the Past13(7), p.943.

Ji-Woong, Y., Ahn, J., Brook, E.J. and Ryu, Y., 2017. Atmospheric methane control mechanisms during the early Holocene. Climate of the Past13(9), p.1227.

Yau, A.M., Bender, M.L., Robinson, A. and Brook, E.J., 2016, Reconstructing the last interglacial at Summit, Greenland: Insights from GISP2,  Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences113(35), pp.9710-9715.

Bauska, T. D. Baggenstos, E. Brook, A. Mix, S. Marcott, V. Petrenko, H. Schaefer, S. Severinghus, J. Lee, 2016, Carbon isotopes characterize rapid changes in atmospheric carbon dioxide during the last deglaciation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi: 10.1073/pnas.1513868113. http://www.pnas.org/content/113/13/3465.abstract

Higgins, J. A., A. V. Kurbatov, N. E. Spaulding, E. Brook, D. S. Introne, L. M. Chimiak, Y. Yan, P. A. Mayewski and M. L. Bender, 2015, Atmospheric composition 1 million years ago from blue ice in the Allan Hills, Antarctica, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences: 201420232.

Buizert, C., & Schmittner, A., 2015,  Southern Ocean control of glacial AMOC stability and Dansgaard‐Oeschger interstadial duration Paleoceanography, 30.(12), 1595-1612.

Rhodes, R. H., E. J. Brook, J. C. Chiang, T. Blunier, O. J. Maselli, J. R. McConnell, D. Romanini and J. P. Severinghaus, 2015, Enhanced tropical methane production in response to iceberg discharge in the North Atlantic, Science 348 (6238): 1016-1019.

WAIS Divide Community Members (OSU post doc Christo Buizert first author), 2015, Precise interpolar phasing of abrupt climate change during the last ice age, Nature 520(7549): 661-665.

Buizert, C., K. Cuffey, J. Severinghaus, D. Baggenstos, T. Fudge, E. Steig, B. Markle, M. Winstrup, R. Rhodes and E. Brook, 2015, The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology–Part 1: Methane synchronization (68–31 ka BP) and the gas age–ice age difference, Climate of the Past 11(2): 153-173.

Bauska, T. K., F. Joos, A. C. Mix, R. Roth, J. Ahn and E. J. Brook, 2015, Links between atmospheric carbon dioxide, the land carbon reservoir and climate over the past millennium, Nature Geoscience.