Current vitae for Todd Sowers

Born: August 20, 1960
Married to Margaret Peacock, three children


Ph.D. in Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography,  Dr. Michael Bender, advisor. 1991
M.S. in Oceanography, University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography, Dr. Michael Bender, advisor. 1987
B.S. in Chemistry, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 1983


8/95- Assistant professor at the Pennsylvania State University department of Geosciences
10/93-7/95 Postdoctoral research fellow at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.
1991-93 Assistant marine scientist at the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography.
1985-91 Graduate research assistant.
Selected Publications
Severinghaus, J. P., T. A. Sowers E. J. Brook, R. B. Alley and M. L. Bender, Timing of abrupt climate change at the end of the Younger Dryas interval from thermally fractionated gases in polar ice, Nature, 391, 141-146, 1998.
Sowers, al., An inter-laboratory comparison of techniques for extracting and analyzing trapped gases in ice cores, Journal of Geophysical Research, 102, 26,527-26,539, 1997.
Brook, E., T. A. Sowers and J. Orchardo, Rapid variations in atmospheric methane concentration during the past 110,000 years, Science, 273, 1087-1091, 1996
Sowers, T. and M. Bender, Climate records covering the last deglaciation,  Science, Vol 269, pp 210-214, 1995.
Bender, M., T. A. Sowers, and V. Lipenkov, On the concentrations of O2, N2 and Ar in trapped gases from ice cores, Journal of Geophysical Research, 100, 18,651-18,660, 1995.
Bender, M. L., T. A. Sowers, M-L. Dickson, J. Orchardo, P. Grootes, P. A. Mayewski, and D. A. Meese, Climate correlations between Greenland and Antarctica during the past 100,000 years, Nature  Vol. 372, p. 663-666, 1994
Sowers, T., M. Bender, L. Labeyrie, D. Martinson, J. Jouzel, D. Raynaud, and Y. S. Korotkevich, 135,000 Year Vostok-SPECMAP Common Temporal Framework, Paleoceanography , 6. 867-875, 1993
Sowers, T., M. Bender, D. Raynaud, and Y. S. Korotkevich, The d15N of N2 in air trapped in polar ice: a tracer of gas transport in the firn and a possible constraint on ice age-gas age differences, Journal of Geophysical Research, 97, 15,683-15,697, 1992.
Sowers, T., M. Bender, D. Raynaud, Y. S. Korotkevich, and J. Orchardo, The d18O of atmospheric O2 from air inclusions in the Vostok ice core: Timing of CO2 and ice volume changes during the penultimate deglaciation, Paleoceanography, 6, 679-696, 1991.
Sowers, T. A., M. L. Bender, and D. Raynaud, Elemental and isotopic composition of occluded O2 and N2 in polar ice, Journal of Geophysical Research, 94, 5137-5150, 1989.
Craig, H., Y. Horibe, and T. A. Sowers, Gravitational separation of gases and isotopes in  polar ice caps, Science, 242, 1675-1678, 1988.