BAS Honorary Researcher
Rachael Rhodes is a University Lecturer in the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge. Her research reconstructs past climate and biochemical cycles using gas- and liquid- phase chemistry of Arctic and Antarctic ice cores. To do this, Rachael combines state-of-the-art measurements of the ancient air bubbles and chemical impurities trapped within the ice with cutting-edge numerical modelling.
Rachael collaborates closely with members of the Atmosphere Ice and Climate and the Ice Dynamics and Palaeoclimate teams at BAS. For more information about Rachael’s research, see her research profile.
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.
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.
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, 207–222.
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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