Christopher Plummer - ice core scraper

Christopher Plummer in the bush.
PhD student Christopher Plummer will cut and prepare ice samples for analysis.

Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre (ACE CRC), Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) and University of Tasmania

My role at Aurora Basin is ice core processing; cutting and preparing ice samples for analysis.

Career highlights

I completed my Bachelor of Science in 2008 majoring in geology at the University of Tasmania, before changing direction and completing my Honours in 2009 at UTAS and the ACE CRC, investigating accumulation effects on ice core chemistry at Law Dome. I am now undertaking a PhD investigating variability in Holocene ice core chemistry from the deep DSS ice core from Law Dome. My particular research interest is volcanic events and their representation in ice cores, and I have published a 2000 year history of volcanic activity recorded at Law Dome. I am also involved in efforts to produce a globally-synchronised volcanic history from ice cores.