School of Earth and Climate Sciences

WMTW quotes Birkel, Mallory in report on Maine’s climate future

WMTW (Channel 8 in Portland) quoted Sean Birkel, Maine’s state climatologist and a research assistant professor at the University of Maine, and Ellen Mallory, an associate professor with the Cooperative Extension and the School of Food and Agriculture at UMaine, in a report on Maine’s climate future. The average temperature in Maine has risen by […]

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Gerbi named associate dean for research

Christopher Gerbi has been named associate dean for research in the College of Natural Sciences, Forestry, and Agriculture, and associate director of the Maine Agricultural and Forest Experiment Station. Gerbi joined the School of Earth and Climate Sciences as faculty in 2007 and will be promoted to the role of professor on Sept. 1. He […]

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Media feature Climate Reanalyzer map in reports on worldwide heat records

The University of Maine Climate Change Institute’s Climate Reanalyzer was featured in a Washington Post article about all-time heat records across the globe. Temperatures in Northern Siberia were up to 40 degrees above normal, and the highest temperature ever measured in Africa, 124 degrees, was recorded in Algeria, both on July 5. The majority of […]

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Village Soup advances shell midden field trip led by Kelley

Village Soup advanced a field trip to shell middens on the Medomak River led by Alice Kelley, an instructor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and a research associate professor with the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine. Kelley will guide field trip participants and educate them on current knowledge of […]

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Sapiens reports on archaeological research in Peru by Sandweiss, alumnus

Sapiens reported on archaeological research in Peru by Daniel Sandweiss, a professor of anthropology and quaternary and climate studies at the University of Maine, and Kurt Rademaker, a UMaine alumnus and archaeologist with Northern Illinois University. Sapiens is a journal published by Wenner Gren, a large foundation supporting anthropology. Sandweiss and Rademaker, along with other […]

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UMaine Geology Club explores glacial deposits, volcanic rocks in Iceland

In May, 19 University of Maine Geology Club members and two faculty took a 10-day field trip to Iceland. The focus of the student-planned trip was on glacial deposits and volcanic rocks in the south of Iceland. The group toured Thingvellir National Park, site of Iceland’s first government and the center of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge […]

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Birkel interviewed for Press Herald article on spring rainfall

Sean Birkel, a research assistant professor in the School of Earth and Climate Sciences and Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, was interviewed for a Portland Press Herald article about changes in spring rainfall. The article also mentioned Glen Koehler, a fruit tree specialist with the UMaine Cooperative Extension. This year marked the […]

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Research points to ancient, undisturbed Antarctic ice core, media report

Gizmodo, Quartz, The TeCake and LabRoots reported on a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters by researchers at the University of Washington and University of Maine. The current record for a continuous ice core is 800,000 years, but the new research shows an even older continuous core may exist deep within the Allan Hills […]

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Research points to ancient, undisturbed Antarctic ice core, media report

Gizmodo and LabRoots reported on a new study published in Geophysical Research Letters by researchers at the University of Washington and University of Maine. The current record for a continuous ice core is 800,000 years, but the new research shows an even older continuous core may exist deep within the Allan Hills Blue Ice Area […]

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UMaine’s 216th Commencement is May 12

More than 1,650 students, including 34 doctoral degree candidates, are expected to participate in the University of Maine’s 216th Commencement on May 12 in Harold Alfond Sports Arena on campus. UMaine Commencement will be held in two ceremonies, beginning at 9:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Both ceremonies are ticketed events and live streaming will be available. Tips for attending Commencement, […]

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