Peter Wadhams

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Peter Wadhams
Professor Peter Wadhams at COP22 (30972177906).jpg
Born (1948-05-14) 14 May 1948 (age 68)
Institutions University of Cambridge
Known for
Notable awards Polar Medal (1987)

Peter Wadhams ScD (born 14 May 1948), is professor of Ocean Physics, and Head of the Polar Ocean Physics Group in the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge. He is best known for his work on sea ice.

He is the president of the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans Commission on Sea Ice and Coordinator for the International Programme for Antarctic Buoys.

Wadhams has been the leader of 40 polar field expeditions.[1]

Wadhams advocates for the use of climate engineering to mitigate climate change.[2]

Honours and awards[edit]

  • 1977 W. S. Bruce Medal for his oceanographic investigations, especially in studying the behaviour of pack ice near Spitsbergen, the North Pole and off east Greenland. [3]
  • 1987 Polar Medal.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Professor Peter Wadhams". Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics. Centre for Mathematical Sciences (Cambridge). Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
  2. ^ "Geoengineering May Be Our Best Chance to Save Sea Ice". Scientific American. Nature America. 13 November 2012. Retrieved 10 August 2015. 
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