Joe McConnell

Dr. Joseph R. McConnell: Professional Qualifications/CV

Dr. Joe McConnell
Dr. Joe McConnell

Title: Research Professor
Title: Director: Ultra-Trace Chemistry Laboratory
Affiliation: Division of Hydrologic Sciences
Location: DRI Reno
Email: Joe.McConnell@dri.edu
Phone: 775.673.7348

Keywords: ice cores, aerosols, human impacts, climate change, paleoclimate, hydrology, snow, ice

Professional Interests

Dr. McConnell’s research interests include snow and global-scale hydrology, ice core and atmospheric chemistry, glaciology, and ice sheet mass balance - with particular emphasis on understanding the role of human activities in global climate and sea level change. Current NSF, NASA, and internally funded research projects include ice core chemistry-based studies in Greenland, Antarctica, and the Americas. Central to this research are national and international collaborations (e.g., British Antarctic Survey, Australian Antarctic Division, Instituto Antártico Argentino, Norwegian Polar Institute) and DRI’s unique ultra-trace ice core analytical laboratory. This laboratory is capable of simultaneously measuring in ice cores a broad suite of elements in quantities as low as parts per quadrillion and at very high depth resolution. McConnell’s group also conducts collaborative research in hydrology and water balance in snow-dominated, semiarid regions such as the American West as part of the NSF-funded SAHRA Science and Technology Center.

Research Areas

  • Global Environmental Hydrology
  • Integrated Watershed System

Research Project Websites

 

 

Air
Atmospheric Sciences (DAS)
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Air quality and atmospheric research including meteorology, visibility and pollutant transport.
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Western Regional Climate Center
Climate Information and Data Services
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Providing jointly developed products, services and capabilities that enhance the delivery of public climate info.
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Diversity at DRI
An Inclusive Mission of Research Excellence
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Offering a supportive and diverse environment for our students, faculty/staff and visitors.
 

Land and Life
Earth and Ecosystems Sciences (DEES)
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Research into changing landscapes including the soils, plants, animals and humans that affect them.
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GreenPower Program
K-12 Outreach and Education
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Supporting Nevada educators in science-based, environmental education with free tools, resources, and training.
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Renewable Energy at DRI
Discovering New Energy Production Methods
dri-renewable-energyExpanding renewable energy research throughout Nevada and around the U.S.

Water
Hydrologic Sciences (DHS)
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Study of the natural and human factors that influence the availability and quality of water resources.
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DRI Nevada Medal Event
2014 Medalist - Dr. Albert "Yu-Min" Lin
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Proudly honoring outstanding achievement in science and engineering with gala events in Reno and Las Vegas.


Nevada Center of Excellence
Supporting Nevada's Economic Development
Center of ExcellenceCombining NSHE water expertise and IBM’s advanced technologies to grow tomorrow's workforce.