Cameron Wake

Josephine A. Lamprey Professor
Phone: (603) 862-2329
Office: Earth Systems Research Center, Morse Hall Rm 354, Durham, NH 03824

Cameron Wake is a Research Professor at the Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans and Space, and the Dept. of Earth Sciences at the University of New Hampshire. He is also the Josephine A. Lamprey Professor in Climate and Sustainability at the UNH Sustainability Institute. Cameron leads a research program investigating regional climate change through the analysis of ice cores records and historical and instrumental data. In addition to teaching classes and lecturing widely on global environmental change, he serves as the program chair for UNH’s Sustainability Dual Major. Cameron also helps lead Climate Solutions New England, a collaborative effort to secure healthy, prosperous, and sustainable communities through the pursuit of integrated solutions that include building energy self-reliance and weather resilience.

He is an author on over 85 papers published in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and dozens of reports, and has provided hundreds of interviews for state, regional and national media. His collaborative research on several regional climate assessments in the northeast United States has been shared with municipal, state, and federal agencies and representatives, has been covered widely in the media, and has been cited by several as motivation for policy action. In recognition of his engaged scholarship around the issue of climate change, Cameron was awarded the UNH Faculty Award of Excellence in Public Service in 2010.


  • Ph.D., Earth Sciences, University of New Hampshire
  • M.A., Geography, Wilfrid Laurier University
  • B.S., Geology, University of Ottawa

Courses Taught

  • ESCI 405: Global Environmental Change
  • INCO 790: Rsrch Exp/Earth Sciences

Selected Publications

Polashenski, D. J., Osterberg, E. C., Koffman, B. G., Winski, D., Stamieszkin, K., Kreutz, K. J., . . . Lewis, G. M. (2018). Denali Ice Core Methanesulfonic Acid Records North Pacific Marine Primary Production. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(9), 4642-4653. doi:10.1029/2017jd028123

Winski, D., Osterberg, E., Kreutz, K., Wake, C., Ferris, D., Campbell, S., . . . Handley, M. (2018). A 400‐Year Ice Core Melt Layer Record of Summertime Warming in the Alaska Range. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 123(7), 3594-3611. doi:10.1002/2017jd027539

Douglas, E., Jacobs, J., Hayhoe, K., Silka, L., Daniel, J., Collins, M., . . . Wake, C. (2017). Progress and Challenges in Incorporating Climate Change Information into Transportation Research and Design. Journal of Infrastructure Systems, 23(4), 04017018. doi:10.1061/(asce)is.1943-555x.0000377

Winski, D., Osterberg, E., Ferris, D., Kreutz, K., Wake, C., Campbell, S., . . . Handley, M. (2017). Industrial-age doubling of snow accumulation in the Alaska Range linked to tropical ocean warming. Scientific Reports, 7(1). doi:10.1038/s41598-017-18022-5

Rossner, A., Jordan, C. E., Wake, C., & Soto-Garcia, L. (2017). Monitoring of carbon monoxide in residences with bulk wood pellet storage in the Northeast United States. Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 67(10), 1066-1079. doi:10.1080/10962247.2017.1321054

Hayhoe, K., Wake, C., Anderson, B., Liang, X. -Z., Maurer, E., Zhu, J., . . . Wuebbles, D. (2008). Regional climate change projections for the Northeast USA. Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies for Global Change, 13(5-6), 425-436. doi:10.1007/s11027-007-9133-2

Hayhoe, K., Wake, C. P., Huntington, T. G., Luo, L., Schwartz, M. D., Sheffield, J., . . . Wolfe, D. (2007). Past and future changes in climate and hydrological indicators in the US Northeast. Climate Dynamics, 28(4), 381-407. doi:10.1007/s00382-006-0187-8

Shrestha, A. B., Wake, C. P., Dibb, J. E., & Mayewski, P. A. (2000). Precipitation fluctuations in the Nepal Himalaya and its vicinity and relationship with some large scale climatological parameters. International Journal of Climatology, 20(3), 317-327. doi:10.1002/(sici)1097-0088(20000315)20:3<317::aid-joc476>;2-g

Shrestha, A. B., Wake, C. P., Mayewski, P. A., & Dibb, J. E. (1999). Maximum Temperature Trends in the Himalaya and Its Vicinity: An Analysis Based on Temperature Records from Nepal for the Period 1971–94. Journal of Climate, 12(9), 2775-2786. doi:10.1175/1520-0442(1999)012<2775:mttith>;2

WAKE, C. P., MAYEWSKI, P. A., LI, Z., HAN, J., & QIN, D. (1994). Modern eolian dust deposition in central Asia. Tellus B, 46(3), 220-233. doi:10.1034/j.1600-0889.1994.t01-2-00005.x

Most Cited Publications