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Dr Rachael H. Rhodes

Dr Rachael H. Rhodes

Research Associate

Marie Curie Individual Fellow

College Research Associate, St John's College

Climate Change and Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Systems

Downing Site
Downing Street

Room: N302

Office Phone: +44 (0) 1223 764368


Marie Curie Individual Fellowship: "Sea ice across Dansgaard-Oeschger events in Greenland”.

Key Publications

Rhodes, R. H., Yang, X., Wolff, E. W., McConnell, J. R., and Frey, M. M., 2017, Sea ice as a source of sea salt aerosol to Greenland ice cores: a model-based study, Atmospheric Chemistry & Physics, 17, 9417-9433,

Rhodes, R. H., E. J. Brook, J. R. McConnell, T. Blunier, L. C. Sime, X. Faïn, R. Mulvaney, 2017. Atmospheric methane variability: Centennial scale signals in the Last Glacial Period.  Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 1, 575590, doi:10.1002/2016GB005570.

Maselli, O. J., Chellman, N. J., Grieman, M., Layman, L., McConnell, J. R., Pasteris, D., Rhodes, R. H., Saltzman, E., and Sigl, M., 2017. Sea ice and pollution-modulated changes in Greenland ice core methanesulfonate and bromine, Climate of the Past, 13, 39-59, doi:10.5194/cp-13-39-2017.

Rhodes, R. H., X. Faïn, E. J. Brook, J. R. McConnell, M. Sigl, O. Maselli, J. Edwards, C. Buizert, T. Blunier, J. Chappellaz, J. Freitag, 2016. Local artifacts in ice core methane records caused by layered bubble trapping and in-situ production: a multi-site investigation. Climate of the Past, 12, 1061-1077, doi:10.5194/cp-12-1061-2016.

Sigl, M. and 26 authors including R. H. Rhodes, 2016. The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology – Part 2: Annual-layer counting (0-31 ka BP). Climate of the Past, 12, 769-786, doi:10.5194/cp-12-769-2016.

Rhodes, R. H., E. J. Brook, J. Chiang, T. Blunier, O. J. Maselli, J. R. McConnell, D. Romanini, J. P. Severinghaus,2015. Enhanced tropical methane production in response to iceberg discharge in the North Atlantic. Science, 1016-1019. 10.1126/science.1262005.

***WAIS Divide continuous methane data are available to download at USAP data centre: awardID 609628**

WAIS Divide Project Members including R. H. Rhodes, 2015. Precise interhemispheric phasing of the bipolar seesaw during abrupt Dansgaard-Oeschger events. Nature, 520, 661-665.

Mitchell, L. E., C. Buizert, E. J. Brook, D. Breton, J. Fegyveresi, D. Baggenstos, A. Orsi, J. Severinghaus, R. B. Alley, M. Albert, R. H. Rhodes, J. R. McConnell, M. Sigl, O. Maselli, S. Gregory, J. Ahn, 2015. Observing and modeling the influence of layering on bubble trapping in polar firn. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 120, doi:10.1002/2014JD022766.

Buizert, C., K. M. Cuffey, J. P. Severinghaus, D. Baggentos, T. J. Fudge, E. J. Steig, B. R. Markle, M. Winstrup, R. H. Rhodes et al., 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, 153–173.

Faïn, X., J. Chappellaz, R. H. Rhodes, C. Stowasser, T. Blunier, J. R. McConnell, E. J. Brook, M. Legrand, T. Debois, D. Romanini, 2014. High resolution measurements of carbon monoxide along a late Holocene Greenland ice core: evidence for in-situ production. Climate of the Past, 10, 987–1000.

Rhodes, R. H., X. Faïn, C. Stowasser, T. Blunier, J. Chappellaz, J. R. McConnell, D. Romanini, L. E. Mitchell, E. J. Brook, 2013.  Continuous methane measurements from a late-Holocene Greenland ice core: atmospheric and in-situ signals. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 368, 9–19.

Rhodes, R. H., N. A. N. Bertler, J. A. Baker, H. C. Steen-Larsen, S. B. Sneed, U. Morgenstern, S. J. Johnsen, 2012.  Little Ice Age climate and oceanic conditions of the Ross Sea, Antarctica, from a coastal ice core record. Climate of the Past, 8, 1223–1238. [PDF]

Rhodes, R. H., J. A. Baker, M-A. Millet, N. A. N. Bertler, 2011. Experimental investigation of the effects of mineral dust on the reproducibility and accuracy of ice core trace element analyses. Chemical Geology, 286, 207222doi:10.1016/j.chemgeo.2011.05.006

Purdie, H., N. A. N. Bertler, A. Mackintosh, J. A. Baker, R. H. Rhodes, 2010. Isotopic and elemental changes in winter snow accumulation on glaciers in the Southern Alps of New Zealand. Journal of Climate 23, doi: 10.1175/2010JCLI3701.1

Rhodes, R. H., N. A. N. Bertler, J. A. Baker, S. B. Sneed, H. Oerter, K. R. Arrigo, 2009. Sea ice variability and primary productivity in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, from methylsulphonate snow record. Geophysical Research Letters 36, L10704, doi:10.1029/2009GL037311.










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