latest news


Bob and David '14 are headed to Roosevelt Island in the end of October. Stay tuned for more details from the field!


Bob, Thomas, and new lab member Joanna Millstein '17 have just arrived back from Ilulissat, Greenland, where they completed a week of helicoper-supported satellite ground-truthing work for a NASA-supported project known as VESPA. See Bob's coldclimes blog (link below) for details!


David Clemens-Sewall '14 has arrived at McMurdo Station, Antarctica, after spending over 25 hours in four different aircraft. David, who is currently working with Bob Hawley on the Roosevelt Island Climate Evolution (RICE) Project, is currently keeping the world abreast of his goings-on in his blog "Adventures at the Ends of the Earth".


Kristin has recently returned from Greenland. She was participating in the summer field seminar portion of the IGERT Polar Environmental Change program. Read about their adventures here.


One of this year's two recipients of the Graduate Faculty Mentoring Award is our very own Professor Bob Hawley! Check it out: here

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Last updated 08.01.2013

Erich Osterberg

    Paleoclimate & Atmospheric Pollution
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Erich is an assistant professor at Dartmouth College's Department of Earth Sciences and is investigating paleoclimate and atmospheric pollution, primarily in polar and alpine regions. Most of his research is based on geochemical analyses of ice cores, but he also uses geophysical techniques and studies marine and lake sediments. Erich's paleoclimate research has been focused on climate variability during the Holocene, particularly in the North Atlantic and North Pacific regions. Natural climate oscillations like the Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period provide a longer context for understanding modern climate change due in part to human activities. Furthermore, he is studying how mountain glaciers and the Greenland Ice Sheet have responded to climate change in the past in an effort to better predict how they will respond in the future. His atmospheric pollution research has been focused on the trans-Pacific transport of heavy metal (e.g lead, mercury, cadmium) emissions from Asia to North America. To learn more about Erich, visit his website.

Office: 205 Fairchild
Phone: 603-646-1096
E-mail: erich.c.osterberg(at)