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Peter Clark

Professor

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  • Cromore Road, Coleraine Campus

    BT52 1SA Coleraine

    United Kingdom

  • 5883 Citations
  • 31 h-Index
20082020

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Personal profile

Research Interests

Glaciers and ice sheets, sea level change, paleoclimatology and abrupt climate change

Biography

Education

B.S. with Honors (major), St. Lawrence University, 1978
M.S. Geology, University of Waterloo, 1980
Ph.D. Geology, University of Colorado, 1984

Experience

2016 - present: Distinguished Professor of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
2018 - present: Professor of Quaternary Studies, University of Ulster
1997 - 2016: Professor, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Oregon State University
2013 - 2015: Professor of Quaternary Studies, University of Ulster
2012: Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
2010: The Leverhulme Trust Visiting Professorship, University of Edinburgh
2009: Visiting Scholar, Harvard University
2001: Marie Curie Visiting Scientist, University of Ulster
1992 - 1997: Associate Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University
1988 - 1992: Assistant Professor, Department of Geosciences, Oregon State University
1984 - 1988: Assistant Professor, Department of Geological Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago

Professional Activities

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Climate, 2017-present
  • Associate Editor, Atmosphere-Ocean, 2012-2017.
  • Editor, Journal of Climate, 2012-2015.
  • Coordinating Lead Author, Chapter 13 (Sea Level Change), Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). 2010-2013.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Quaternary Science Reviews, 2006-2012.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Climate, 2003-2012.
  • Coordinating Lead Author, Report to the U.S. National Science Foundation, “A Research Program for Projecting Future Sea-Level Rise from Land-Ice Loss” (2011).
  • Coordinating Lead Author, U.S. Climate Change Science Program, Synthesis and Assessment Product on “Abrupt Climate Change” (2008).
  • Member, Panel on the CLIVAR/PAGES Intersection, 2004-2008.
  • Member, U.S. National Committee for International Union for Quaternary Research, 2004-2006.
  • North American Editor, Quaternary Science Reviews, 1998-2005.
  • Editorial Board, Geology, 2002-2004.
  • Marine Earth System History (MESH) Steering Committee, NSF, 2003-2005.
  • Snow, Ice, and Permafrost Committee, American Geophysical Union, 1996-2002.
  • INQUA Commission on Glaciation, 1999-2003.
  • Associate Editor, Geophysical Research Letters, 1998 - 2001.
  • Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America, 1999-2000.
  • 1st Vice-Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America, 1998-1999.
  • Steering Committee, EPILOG (Environmental Processes at the Last Glacial Maximum: Land, Oceans, and Glaciers), IMAGES, 1998-2002.
  • 2nd Vice-Chair, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America, 1997-1998.
  • Steering Committee, Terrestrial Aspects of Earth System History, U.S. Global Change Research Program, National Science Foundation, 1996 - 1997.
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Quaternary Science Reviews, 1996-1997.
  • Panel Member, Quaternary Geology and Geomorphology Division, Geological Society of America, 1995-1997.
  • Editorial Board, Geology, 1995-1997.
  • Councilor (Geohistory) - American Quaternary Association, 1994-1998.
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 1985-1988.

Awards

2016   Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science
2016   Distinguished Professor, Oregon State University
2016   Fellowship, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (declined)
2012   John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship
2011   Carter Award, Outstanding and Inspirational Graduate Teaching, Oregon State University
2010   Fellow, American Geophysical Union
2008   F.A. Gilfillan Memorial Award for Distinguished Scholarship in Science, Oregon State University
2007   Easterbrook Distinguished Scientist Award, Geological Society of America
2002   Milton Harris Award for Exceptional Achievement in Basic Research, Oregon State University
1997   Gladys W. Cole Memorial Research Award, Geological Society of America
1997   Fellow, Geological Society of America
1995   Thomas T. Sugihara Young Faculty Research Award, Oregon State University
1987   Silver Circle Award, Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, University of Illinois

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Research Output

Oceanic forcing of penultimate deglacial and last interglacial sea-level rise

Clark, P. U., He, F., Golledge, N. R., Mitrovica, J. X., Dutton, A., Hoffman, J. S. & Dendy, S., 30 Jan 2020, In : Nature. 577, 7792, p. 660-664 5 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Attributing long-term sea-level rise to Paris Agreement emission pledges

    Nauels, A., Gutschow, J., Mengel, M., Meinshausen, M., Clark, P. U. & Schleussner, C-F., 19 Nov 2019, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 116, 47, p. 23487-23492 6 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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    Be-10 age constraints on latest Pleistocene and Holocene cirque glaciation across the western United States

    Marcott, S. A., Clark, P. U., Shakun, J. D., Brook, E. J., Davis, P. T. & Caffee, M. W., 30 Jan 2019, In : npj Climate and Atmospheric Science. 2, p. 1-7 7 p., 5.

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    Meeting the looming policy challenge of sea-level change and human migration

    Wrathall, DJ., Mueller, V., Clark, P. U., Bell, A., Oppenheimer, M., Hauer, M., Kulp, S., Gilmore, E., Adams, H., Kopp, R., Abel, K., Call, M., Chen, J., deSherbinin, A., Fussell, E., Hay, C., Jones, B., Magliocca, N., Marino, E., Slangen, A. & 1 others, Warner, K., 31 Dec 2019, In : Nature Climate Change. 9, 12, p. 898-901 4 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

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    The deglacial history of the Donegal ice dome

    Millar, C., Dunlop, P., Benetti, S., Wilson, P. & Clark, P. U., 24 Jul 2019, p. 1.

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