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Tag: Vasilii Petrenko

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

Unearthing climate clues buried in ice

February 13, 2019

The Meliora flag flies over the Law Dome research station in Antarctica, where Rochester scientists are battling some of the toughest field conditions ever in their effort to understand humans’ impact on climate.

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Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed

Icy air reveals human-made methane levels higher than previously believed

August 24, 2017

Professor Vasilii Petrenko and his team are studying the air trapped in ice cores that date back nearly 12,000 years, long before mankind’s use of fossil fuels, to separate man-made from naturally occurring methane sources.

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Connections: Science Roundtable January 2015

Connections: Science Roundtable January 2015

January 5, 2015

During this science roundtable we talk about climate change, global warming, and how nitrous oxide plays a role in the planet’s warming with University of Rochester Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Vas Petrenko.

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Cooking with gas

Cooking with gas

April 25, 2014

After three days of feeding about 1,000 kilograms of ice into the melter, scientist Vasilii Petrenko  and his team will have captured enough methane gas – about 25 micrograms – for one sample that they and their colleagues can analyze to detect the rare carbon-14 isotope.

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Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

Paleoclimatologist Wins Packard Fellowship

October 17, 2013

Vasilii Petrenko is one of 16 researchers being awarded a prestigious David and Lucile Packard Foundation Fellowship totaling $875,000 over five years to spend on a research project of his or her choice.

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