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Ed Brook

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Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences
Discipline: Geology and Geophysics
Secondary Discipline: Ocean Ecology and Biogeochemistry
Office: Wilkinson 130
Phone: 541-737-8197
Fax: 541-737-1200
Email: brooke@geo.oregonstate.edu
Vita or Résumé (PDF)


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


ALS 199 - U Engage Freshman Seminar on Global Warming
GEO 486/586 - Quaternary Paleoclimatology
GEO 684 - Global Biogeochemical Cycles


WAIS Divide Ice Core
NEEM Ice Core

Research Group Website

OSU Ice Core and Quaternary Geochemistry Lab

Recent Publications

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.