Prof. Eric Wolff - Profile
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Education: B.A., Churchill College, Cambridge, 1978; Ph. D. (Cambridge) 1992 under Special Regulations.
Academic career: Joined BAS in 1978, and again in 1985. Areas of interest have included pollutants in polar snow, electrical properties of ice, microstructure of ice, palaeoclimate from ice cores, polar atmospheric chemistry. Current position: Science Leader of programme "Chemistry and Past Climate", dealing with past climate (from ice cores and other archives) and polar tropospheric chemistry.
As of 2009, I had carried out 6 Antarctic field seasons, and 2 Greenland seasons. I was Chief Scientist for the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica at Dome C, 2001-2002.
Among other appointments, I am a member of the Steering Committee of the IGBP project "Past Global Changes (PAGES)", and a past member of that for the atmospheric chemistry project IGAC. I chaired the science group of the European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA), and I co-chair the international ice core co-ordinating group IPICS, and its European counterpart, EuroPICS.
Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry (MRSC, C. Chem.), International Glaciological Society, American Geophysical Union (AGU), European Geosciences Union (EGU).
I was the 2009 Agassiz medallist of the EGU cryosphere division.
I was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS) in 2010.
I was made an Honorary Visiting Professor at University of Southampton in January 2011.