Jean Robert Petit
In 1999 he was the lead author of a study published in Nature, "Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica." The paper presented the first long climate record from the ice. It provided a continuous record of temperature and atmospheric composition. The data extracted from this ice core had implications throughout the fields of glaciology and paleoclimatology. One of the concluding remarks was that present day levels of carbon dioxide and methane seem to have been unprecedented during the past 420,000 years. The paper has been cited 1573 times to date.
- Petit, Jean-Robert; et al. (1999). "Climate and atmospheric history of the past 420,000 years from the Vostok ice core, Antarctica". Nature. 399 (6735): 429–436. doi:10.1038/20859. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
- EPICA community members, L; Barbante, C; Barnes, PR; Barnola, JM; Bigler, M; Castellano, E; Cattani, O; Chappellaz, J; et al. (2004-06-10). "Eight glacial cycles from an Antarctic ice core". Nature. 429 (6992): 623–628. doi:10.1038/nature02599. PMID 15190344. Retrieved 2007-06-14.
- Jean-Robert Petit, Vostok, Le dernier secret de l'Antarctique, éditions Paulsen, Paris, 2013
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