- Research Focus:
- Global carbon cycle, climate change, aqueous chemistry
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https://bg.copernicus.org/articles/12/2953/2015/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.
- Archer, D., Kite, E., & Lusk, G. (2020). The ultimate cost of carbon. Climatic Change, 1-18. link
- Archer, D., and Blum, J. A model of mercury cycling and isotopic fractionation in the ocean. Biogeosciences, 15, 6297-6313, 2018, https://doi.org/10.5194/bg-15-6297-2018
- Archer, D. "Near miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution". Climatic Change 138 (1-2), 1-11 (2016). link
- Archer, D. "A model of the methane cycle, permafrost, and hydrology of the Siberian continental margin." Biogeosciences 12.10 (2015): 2953-2974 (2015) link
- Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, a textbook for non-science major undergraduates, Blackwell-Wiley, 2006 with Second Edition 2011. The book is supplemented with a web page of =on-line interactive models which provide the basis for exercises in the book.
- The Warming Papers: The Scientific Foundation for the Climate Change Forecast, co-edited with Ray Pierrehumbert, 2010, Wiley-Blackwell.
- The Global Carbon Cycle (Princeton Primers in Climate), 2010, Princeton University Press.
- The Long Thaw: How Humans are Changing the Next 100,000 Years of Earth's Climate, published by Princeton University Press, 2009.
- The Climate Crisis: An introductory guide to climate change, December, 2009, Cambridge University Press.
Free Open-access Online Classes (MOOCS)
Online Interactive Models
- Near Miss: The importance of the natural atmospheric CO2 concentration to human historical evolution. 2016 - 7th annual UW-AOS Robock Lecture, Madison, WI, 2016.
- "The Long Thaw", April 9, 2013, Notre Dame University
- Class lectures from PHSC 13400, Global Warming for non-science majors, Fall, 2009, as well as the videos from the Coursera class