Brigham_Grette, Julie

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Professor and Depeatment Head, Department of Geosciences
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Julie Brigham-Grette was first inspired by Larry Taylor to study glacial geology and paleoclimates during an undergraduate Pleistocene course at Albion College back in the mid-1970s. Field trips to bluff exposures of interstratified tills and lacustrine deposits along Lake Michigan secured her fate as a Quaternary stratigrapher. Her graduate work was completed in the Dept of Geosciences, University of Colorado back in what seems like the late Holocene. After post-doctoral work at the University of Bergen, Norway and the University of Alberta, Canada, Brigham-Grette joined the faculty at the University of Massachusetts in the Fall of 1987
As a member of the Climate System Research Center, Julie’s research is concerned with late Cenozoic marine and non-marine stratigraphic problems in Arctic regions and in regional correlations and paleoclimate reconstructions, especially across Arctic North America and eastern Russia. Long-range research interests are in the paleogeography and sea level history of the Bering Strait region and seas, the circum- Arctic coast, Arctic climate evolution since the Miocene. She is also involved with research on the deglacial history of New England.

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  • Publication
    Proposal Narrative and References
    (2007-01-01) Sternheim, Morton; Brigham-Grette, Julie
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    Atmospheric CO2 and Temperature. What is Normal?
    (2010-01-01) Caissie, Beth; Brigham-Grette, Julie
    –How much of a change in CO2 concentration and other GHGs is natural? –What is the normal range of CO2 and temperature variability? How is normal defined in this context? –What is the relationship between CO2 and global temperatures?
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    Why the Arctic? An Overview
    (2010-01-01) Brigham-Grette, Julie
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    Proposal Abstract
    (2007-01-01) Sternheim, Morton; Brigham-Grette, Julie
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    Permafrost, Ice Sheets, and Sea Level
    (2010-01-01) Caissie, Beth; Brigham-Grette, Julie
    Sea level rise and inhabited coastlines. Ice shelves and sea ice do not contribute to sea level but they can buttress the land ice sheets from rapid retreat. Causes of Sea Level Rise: •Melting of glaciers, ice caps, ice sheets •Thermal expansion of sea water ••Small scale changes due to anthropogenic land water storage (damming rivers, over-pumping of water and fuels, wetland and forest destruction) •Relative changes in sea level due to tectonic movements (land subsidence or rebound)