Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson, School of Earth Sciences at The Ohio State University


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Dr. Lonnie G. Thompson
Lonnie Thompson (Lanyard) was born July 1, 1948 in Gassaway, West Virginia. He was raised on a farm near Gassaway, W.Va. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Marshall University, where he majored in geology. He subsequently attended The Ohio State University where he received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in geology. In the 1970s, he was the first scientist “to retrieve ice samples from a remote tropical ice cap, such as the Quelccaya ice cap in the Andes of Peru, and analyze them for ancient climate signals.” He created the ice core research program at Ohio State while still a graduate student there. In regards to the dedication required to attain this ice, one author writes.

Perspective on 21st Century Climate Change from Ice Core Histories and Ice Field Exploration

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