Meredith A. Kelly

|Associate Professor of Earth Science

My research interests and objectives center upon advancing the knowledge of the terrestrial record of past climate change on timescales that range from centuries to millions of years. This research will benefit our understanding of the modern climate and the mechanisms which cause climate change. I have undertaken research in various geographic locations in order to develop well-dated records of the past extents of glaciers and ice sheets. Although my research generally involves glacial geologic studies, I have broader interests in Quaternary studies and geomorphology.


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  • B.S., Tufts University
  • M.S., University of Maine
  • Ph.D., University of Bern

Selected Publications

  • Levy LB, Kelly MA, Howley JA, Virginia RA, 2018. Middle to late Holocene chronology of the southwestern margin of the Greenland Ice Sheet: a comparison with Holocene temperature and precipitation records: Arctic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 50 e1414477.

  • Axford Y, Levy LB, Kelly MA, Francis DR, Hall BL, Langdon PG, Lowell TV, 2017. Timing and magnitude of early to middle Holocene warming in East Greenland inferred from chironomids: Boreas 46, 678-687.

  • Loomis SE, Russell JM, Verschuren D, Morrill C, De Cort Gijs, Sinninghe Damasté, Olago D, Eggermont H, Street-Perrott, FA, Kelly MA, 2017. The tropical lapse rate steepened during the Last Glacial Maximum: Science Advances 3, e1600815.

  • Kelly MA, Fisher TG, Lowell TV, Barnett P, Schwartz R, 2016. 10Be ages of flood deposits west of Lake Nipigon, Ontario: evidence for eastward meltwater drainage during the early Holocene Epoch: Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences 53, 321-330.

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