David ArcherProfessor

Research Focus:
Global carbon cycle, climate change, aqueous chemistry
(773) 702-0823
HGS 449


I have been a professor in the Department of The Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago since 1993. I have worked on a wide range of topics pertaining to the global carbon cycle and its relation to global climate, with special focus on ocean sedimentary processes such as CaCO3 dissolution and methane hydrate formation, and their impact on the evolution of atmospheric CO2. I teach classes on global warming, environmental chemistry, and global geochemical cycles.

Selected Publications

  • Archer, D. "A model of the methane cycle, permafrost, and hydrology of the Siberian continental margin." Biogeosciences 12.10 (2015): 2953-2974.
  • Greene, S., et al. "Modeling the impediment of methane ebullition bubbles by seasonal lake ice." Biogeosciences 11.23 (2014): 6791-6811.
  • Archer, David E. "The State of Climate Negotiations: a personal scientific commentary." Carbon balance and management 8.1 (2013): 1-2.


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