Positions

Overview

  • Cameron Wake is a Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the Josephine A. Lamprey Professor in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data. In addition to teaching classes and lecturing widely on global environmental change, he serves as the program chair for UNH’s Sustainability Dual Major. Cameron also helps lead Climate Solutions New England, a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through the pursuit of integrated solutions that include building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

    He is an author on over 85 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media. His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. In recognition of his engaged scholarship around the issue of climate change, Cameron was awarded the UNH Faculty Award of Excellence in Public Service in 2010.
  • Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2018 Denali Ice Core Methanesulfonic Acid Records North Pacific Marine Primary ProductionJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES.  123:4642-4653. 2018
    2018 A 400-Year Ice Core Melt Layer Record of Summertime Warming in the Alaska RangeJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES.  123:3594-3611. 2018
    2017 Industrial-age doubling of snow accumulation in the Alaska Range linked to tropical ocean warming.Scientific Reports.  7:17869. 2017
    2017 Progress and Challenges in Incorporating Climate Change Information into Transportation Research and DesignJournal of Infrastructure Systems.  23:04017018-04017018. 2017
    2017 A simple model of snow albedo decay using observations from the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail, and Snow-Albedo (CoCoRaHS-Albedo) NetworkJournal of Glaciology.  63:877-887. 2017
    2017 Monitoring of carbon monoxide in residences with bulk wood pellet storage in the Northeast United States.Journal of the Air and Waste Management Association.  67:1066-1079. 2017
    2017 The 1200 year composite ice core record of Aleutian Low intensificationGeophysical Research Letters.  44:7447-7454. 2017
    2017 A longer vernal window: the role of winter coldness and snowpack in driving spring transitions and lags.Global Change Biology.  23:1610-1625. 2017
    2017 A coupled terrestrial and aquatic biogeophysical model of the Upper Merrimack River watershed, New Hampshire, to inform ecosystem services evaluation and management under climate and land-cover changeEcology and Society Conservation Ecology.  22. 2017
    2017 Development of scenarios for land cover, population density, impervious cover, and conservation in New Hampshire, 2010-2100Ecology and Society Conservation Ecology.  22. 2017
    2017 Major fraction of black carbon is flushed from the melting New Hampshire snowpack nearly as quickly as soluble impuritiesJOURNAL OF GEOPHYSICAL RESEARCH-ATMOSPHERES.  122:537-553. 2017
    2016 Flood Realities, Perceptions and the Depth of Divisions on Climate.Sociology.  50:913-933. 2016
    2016 Evaluating the Climate Effects of Reforestation in New England Using a Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) Model Multiphysics EnsembleJournal of Climate.  29:5141-5156. 2016
    2016 Mid-twentieth century increases in anthropogenic Pb, Cd and Cu in central Asia set in hemispheric perspective using Tien Shan ice coreAtmospheric Environment.  131:17-28. 2016
    2014 Ice Cores from the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, Canada: Their Significance for Climate, Atmospheric Composition and Volcanism in the North Pacific RegionArctic.  67:35-57. 2014
    2013 Putting the capital 'A' in CoCoRAHS: an experimental programme to measure albedo using the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail & Snow (CoCoRaHS) NetworkHydrological Processes.  27:3024-3034. 2013
    2012 Eclipse Ice Core Accumulation and Stable Isotope Variability as an Indicator of North Pacific ClimateJournal of Climate.  25:6426-6440. 2012
    2012 Constraining recent lead pollution sources in the North Pacific using ice core stable lead isotopesJournal of Geophysical Research.  117:n/a-n/a. 2012
    2012 High-frequency observations of melt effects on snowpack stratigraphy, Kahiltna Glacier, Central Alaska RangeHydrological Processes.  26:2573-2582. 2012
    2012 Flow dynamics of an accumulation basin: a case study of upper Kahiltna Glacier, Mount McKinley, AlaskaJournal of Glaciology.  58:185-195. 2012
    2012 Melt regimes, stratigraphy, flow dynamics and glaciochemistry of three glaciers in the Alaska RangeJournal of Glaciology.  58:99-109. 2012
    2012 Perchlorate Depositional History as Recorded in North American Ice Cores from the Eclipse Icefield, Canada, and the Upper Fremont Glacier, USAWater, Air, and Soil Pollution Water, Air, and Soil Pollution: Focus.  223:181-188. 2012
    2011 Collaborative and Transparent Production of Decision-Relevant Information for New Hampshire’s Climate Action PlanThe Northeastern Geographer.  3:1-21. 2011
    2010 Ice layers as an indicator of summer warmth and atmospheric blocking in AlaskaJournal of Glaciology.  56:715-722. 2010
    2009 Climate action planning at the University of New HampshireInternational Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education.  10:250-265. 2009
    2009 Trends in wintertime climate in the northeastern United States: 1965-2005 (vol 113, art no D20114, 2008)Journal of Geophysical Research.  114. 2009
    2008 Trends in wintertime climate in the northeastern United States: 1965-2005Journal of Geophysical Research.  113. 2008
    2008 The Mt Logan Holocene-late Wisconsinan isotope record: Tropical Pacific-Yukon connectionsHolocene.  18:667-677. 2008
    2008 An integrated climate change assessment for the Northeast United StatesMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.  13:419-423. 2008
    2008 Regional climate change projections for the Northeast USAMitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change.  13:425-436. 2008
    2007 Ice core paleovolcanic records from the St. Elias Mountains, Yukon, CanadaJournal of Geophysical Research.  112. 2007
    2007 Past and future changes in climate and hydrological indicators in the US NortheastClimate Dynamics.  28:381-407. 2007
    2006 Relationships between aerosol and snow chemistry at King Col, Mt. Logan Massif, Yukon, CanadaAtmospheric Environment.  40:7152-7163. 2006
    2006 Ice core evidence for a second volcanic eruption around 1809 in the Northern HemisphereGeophysical Research Letters.  33. 2006
    2006 A 1000-yr record of forest fire activity from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon, CanadaHolocene.  16:200-209. 2006
    2005 Air pollution, weather, and respiratory emergency room visits in two northern New England cities: an ecological time-series study.Environmental Research.  97:312-321. 2005
    2004 Air pollution and the demand for hospital services: a review.Environmental International.  30:1109-1118. 2004
    2004 A high resolution record of chlorine-36 nuclear-weapons-tests fallout from Central AsiaNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms.  223:854-857. 2004
    2003 Seasonal deuterium excess in a Tien Shan ice core: Influence of moisture transport and recycling in Central AsiaGeophysical Research Letters.  30:CLM 2-1 - 2-4. 2003
    2003 The influence of regional storm tracking and teleconnections on winter precipitation in the northeastern United StatesAnnals of the Association of American Geographers.  93:544-556. 2003
    2003 Are there spurious temperature trends in the United States Climate Division database?Geophysical Research Letters.  30:57-51. 2003
    2003 A 154a high-resolution ammonium record from the Rongbuk Glacier, north slope of Mt. Qomolangma (Everest), Tibet-Himal regionAtmospheric Environment.  37:721-729. 2003
    2003 A 100-year record of North Pacific volcanism in an ice core from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory, CanadaJournal of Geophysical Research.  108:aac 8-1-aac 8-12. 2003
    2002 U.S. East Coast trough indices at 500 hPa and New England winter climate variabilityJournal of Climate.  15:3509-3517. 2002
    2002 Aerosol and precipitation chemistry at a remote Himalayan site in NepalAerosol Science and Technology.  36:441-456. 2002
    2002 Comparison of two ice-core chemical records recovered from the Qomolangma (Mount Everest) region, HimalayaAnnals of Glaciology.  35:266-272. 2002
    2002 Preliminary results from the chemical records of an 80.4 m ice core recovered from East Rongbuk Glacier, Qomolangma (Mount Everest), HimalayaAnnals of Glaciology.  35:278-284. 2002
    2002 The climate signal recorded in the oxygen-isotope, accumulation and major-ion time series from the Eclipse ice core, Yukon Territory, CanadaAnnals of Glaciology.  35:416-422. 2002
    2002 The effects of flowline length evolution on chemistry-delta O-18 profiles from Penny Ice Cap, Baffin Island, CanadaAnnals of Glaciology.  35:150-156. 2002
    2001 Anthropogenic signals recorded in an ice core from Eclipse Icefield, Yukon Territory, CanadaGeophysical Research Letters.  28:4487-4490. 2001
    2001 Climatic and environmental records from the Far East Rongbuk ice core, Mt. Qomolangma (Mt. Everest)Episodes.  24:176-181. 2001
    2001 Variability of sea-ice extent in baffin bay over the last millenniumClimatic Change.  49:129-145. 2001
    2001 A reason for resinJournal of Glaciology.  47:153-153. 2001
    2001 Oxygen isotopic and soluble ionic composition of a shallow firn core, Inilchek glacier, central Tien ShanJournal of Glaciology.  47:548-554. 2001
    2001 Recent 180 year oxalate (C2O42-) records recovered from the Mount Everest ice core: some environmental implicationsJournal of Glaciology.  47:155-156. 2001
    2000 Palaeoecological implications of archaeological seal bone assemblages: Case studies from Labrador and Baffin IslandArctic.  53:395-413. 2000
    2000 Chlorine-36 and cesium-137 in ice-core samples from mid-latitude glacial sites in the Northern HemisphereNuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section B: Beam Interactions with Materials and Atoms.  172:812-816. 2000
    2000 Precipitation fluctuations in the Nepal Himalaya and its vicinity and relationship with some large scale climatological parametersInternational Journal of Climatology.  20:317-327. 2000
    2000 Climatological significance of an ice core net-accumulation record at Mt. Qomolangma (Everest)Chinese Science Bulletin.  45:259-264. 2000
    2000 A holocene record of atmospheric dust deposition on the Penny ice cap, Baffin Island, CanadaQuaternary Research.  53:62-69. 2000
    2000 Environment recorder in the glacier from Mount XixiabangmaActa Geographica Sinica Journal of Chinese Geography Journal of Geographical Sciences.  55:55-65. 2000
    2000 Monsoon and dust signals recorded in Dasuopu glacier, Tibetan PlateauJournal of Glaciology.  46:222-226. 2000
    2000 Seasonal variations in aerosol concentrations and compositions in the Nepal HimalayaAtmospheric Environment.  34:3349-3363. 2000
    1999 Summer monsoon and dust signals recorded in the Dasuopu firn core, central HimalayasChinese Science Bulletin.  44:2010-2015. 1999
    1999 Maximum temperature trends in the Himalaya and its vicinity: An analysis based on temperature records from Nepal for the period 1971-94Journal of Climate.  12:2775-2786. 1999
    1999 Abrupt decrease in recent snow accumulation at Mount Qomolangma (Everest), HimalayaJournal of Glaciology.  45:585-586. 1999
    1998 Characteristics of modern atmospheric dust deposition in snow on the Penny Ice Cap, Baffin Island, Arctic CanadaTellus, Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology.  50:506-520. 1998
    1998 Preservation of glaciochemical time-series in snow and ice from the Penny Ice Cap, Baffin IslandGeophysical Research Letters.  25:357-360. 1998
    1998 Penny ice cap cores, baffin island, canada, and the wisconsinan foxe dome connection: two states of hudson bay ice cover Science The Scientific monthly.  279:692-695. 1998
    1998 The ECLIPSE drill: a field-portable intermediate-depth ice-coring drillJournal of Glaciology.  44:175-178. 1998
    1997 Chemical composition of aerosol and snow in the high Himalaya during the summer monsoon seasonAtmospheric Environment.  31:2815-2826. 1997
    1995 An Ice-Core-Based, Late Holocene History for the Transantarctic Mountains, AntarcticaContributions to Antarctic Research IV.  67:33-45. 1995
    1994 MODERN EOLIAN DUST DEPOSITION IN CENTRAL-ASIATellus, Series B: Chemical and Physical Meteorology.  46:220-233. 1994
    1994 THE CHEMICAL-COMPOSITION OF AEROSOLS OVER THE EASTERN HIMALAYAS AND TIBETAN PLATEAU DURING LOW DUST PERIODSAtmospheric Environment.  28:695-704. 1994
    1993 REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF MONSOON AND DESERT DUST SIGNALS RECORDED IN ASIAN GLACIERSGeophysical Research Letters.  20:1411-1414. 1993
    1993 RAPID ADVANCE OF PUMARIKISH GLACIER, HISPAR GLACIER BASIN, KARAKORAM HIMALAYAJournal of Glaciology.  39:204-206. 1993
    1993 THE SPATIAL VARIATION OF ASIAN DUST AND MARINE AEROSOL CONTRIBUTIONS TO GLACIOCHEMICAL SIGNALS IN CENTRAL-ASIASNOW AND GLACIER HYDROLOGY.  385-402. 1993
    1992 Anthropogenic sulfate and Asian dust signals in snow from Tien Shan, northwest ChinaAnnals of Glaciology.  16:45-52. 1992
    1990 A review of central Asian glaciochemical dataAnnals of Glaciology.  14:301-306. 1990
    1989 Glaciochemical investigations as a tool for determining the spatial and seasonal variation of snow accumulation in the Central Karakoram, northern PakistanAnnals of Glaciology.  13:279-284. 1989
    1989 Hydrological Investigations at Biafo Glacier, Karakoram Range, Himalaya; an Important Source of Water for the Indus RiverAnnals of Glaciology.  13:103-108. 1989

    Conference Proceeding

    Year Title
    2006 Calibration of an ice-core glaciochernical (sea-salt) record with sea-ice variability in the Canadian ArcticAnnals of Glaciology. 383-+. 2006
    2006 Seasonal and spatial variability in snow chemistry at eclipse Icefield, Yukon, CanadaAnnals of Glaciology. 230-+. 2006
    2000 Evidence for recent climate change from ice cores in the central HimalayaAnnals of Glaciology. 153-158. 2000

    Principal Investigator On

  • Using Science, Building Social Capital, and Unpacking Tax Incentives for a Resilient Coastal NH  awarded by NH Department of Environmental Services 2018 - 2020
  • P2C2: Collaborative Research: Reconstructing Central Alaskan Precipitation Variability and Atmospheric Circulation During the Past Millennium  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2012 - 2017
  • Climate Change Subgrant from the MacArthur Foundation  awarded by Nature Conservancy 2016 - 2017
  • Public Health Program Services Support  awarded by Community Health Institute 2013 - 2014
  • UNH and Climate Counts Collaboration  awarded by Climate Counts 2011 - 2014
  • Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in the State Health Departments  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2013
  • Support for the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2012 - 2013
  • Building Resilience Against Climate Effects in the State Health Departments  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2013
  • Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions and Economic Impact of GHGERF Projects  awarded by NH Public Utilities Commission 2011 - 2012
  • NH Charitable Foundation Coordinator Support  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • Support for Coordinator and Project Analyst for the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2011 - 2012
  • Carbon Solutions New England: Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions and Economic Impact of GHGERF Projects  awarded by NH Public Utilities Commission 2010 - 2011
  • NH Sustainable Communities Grant Coordination  awarded by Nashua Regional Planning Commission 2011
  • Developing an Energy, Livability and Sustainability Scorecard  awarded by Rockingham Planning Commission 2011
  • Support for Project Analyst for the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2010 - 2011
  • Support for Staff for the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2010 - 2011
  • Support for Project Coordinator for the NH Energy and Climate Collaborative  awarded by New Hampshire Charitable Foundation 2009 - 2010
  • Tracking Progress: Analyzing Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions and Economic Impact of GHGERF Projects  awarded by NH Public Utilities Commission 2009 - 2010
  • Drillsite Reconaissance and Show Chemistry Survey in Denali National Park  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2007 - 2010
  • Advancing Earth Science Education 21st Century  awarded by Universities Space Research Association (Huntsville) 2003 - 2007
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking Demonstration Project  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2006 - 2007
  • Climate Change an Agriculture: Preparing Educators to Promote Practical and Profitable Responses  awarded by University of Vermont 2005 - 2006
  • New England Integrated Sciences and Assessment  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2005 - 2006
  • New England Integrated Sciences & Assessmets (NEISA)  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2002 - 2006
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking Demonstration  awarded by NH Department of Health & Human Services 2004 - 2005
  • Estimating the Economic Effects of Poor Air Quality in New England  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2004 - 2005
  • Glaciochem Record of Natural/Anthropogenic Envr N Arctic  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 2002 - 2005
  • NE Regional Integrated Sciences & Assessment  awarded by US DOC, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 2001 - 2002
  • Devon Ice Cap Ice Coring Project  awarded by University of Maine 1999 - 2001
  • Ice Core Record from Eclipse Dome, St. Elias Mountains  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1998 - 2001
  • Tie Shan Ice Cores  awarded by US DOE, Department of Energy 1999 - 2000
  • Paleoclimatic/Glaciological Reconstructions in Central Asia  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1998 - 2000
  • Analysis of Snow Samples from the Tien Shan  awarded by US DOI, US Geological Survey 1998 - 1999
  • Himalayan Ice Core Sample Recovery  awarded by US DOI, US Geological Survey 1998 - 1999
  • Tien Shan Reconnaissance Field Program K. Kreutz  awarded by Associated Western Universities, Inc. 1998 - 1999
  • Ice Core Records from Monsoon Asia  awarded by National Science Foundation (NSF) 1993 - 1998
  • Co-principal Investigator On

    Teaching Activities

  • Global Environmental Change Taught course 2019
  • Global Environmental Change Taught course 2019
  • Global Environmental Change Taught course 2017
  • Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences Taught course 2016
  • Global Environmental Change Taught course 2015
  • Global Environmental Change Taught course 2014
  • Education And Training

  • B.S. Geology, University of Ottawa
  • M.A. Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • Ph.D. Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • Full Name

  • Cameron Wake
  • Mailing Address

  • UNH

    ESRC/EOS, Morse Hall

    8 College Rd

    Durham, NH  03824

    USA