Erich Osterberg

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Associate Professor of Earth Sciences

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My overarching research objective is to understand how and why climate has changed and identify trends and sources of air pollution. My specialty is creating long (50-50,000 years) records of climate change and air pollution by analyzing chemical markers preserved in glacier ice cores. I also study data from weather stations and climate models to determine recent climate trends to differentiate natural cycles from human-caused changes. I am particularly interested in aspects of climate change that impact communities, including sea-level rise from melting glaciers, and the changing number and intensity of storms.


205 Fairchild; Phone: (603) 646-1096
HB 6105


Earth Sciences


The John Sloan Dickey Center for International Understanding


  • B.A. Middlebury College (1999)
  • M.S. University of Otago (2001)
  • Ph.D. University of Maine (2007)

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