Joseph Graly

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My research focuses on the physical and chemical processes occurring beneath the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica, with the goal of understanding the feedbacks between continental glaciation and global geochemical cycling. My past work has included development of meteoric 10Be as a tracer of subglacial processes, chemical mass balance for the Greenland Ice Sheet, stable isotopes of ice, and rates of chemical alteration in blue ice moraines. I am starting an NSF-funded project to use mineralogy, meteoric 10Be, and U-series isotopes to constrain the type and rates of chemical cycling occurring in East Antarctica.






J.A. Graly, P.R. Bierman, L.B. Corbett, A. Lini,T.A. Neumann: Meteoric 10Be as a tracer of subglacial processes and interglacial exposure in Greenland, Quaternary Science Reviews, 191: 118-131, 2018.

J.A. Graly, K.J. Licht, G.K. Druschel, M.R. Kaplan: Polar desert chronologies through quantitative measurements of salt accumulation, Geology, 46: 351-354, 2018.

J.A. Graly, K.J. Licht, C.M. Kassab, B.W. Bird, M.R. Kaplan: Sediment entrainment mechanisms and ice age assessed through stable isotopes of ice in an Antarctic blue ice moraine, Journal of Glaciology, 64: 185-196, 2018.

J.T. Harper, N.F. Humphrey, T.W. Meierbachtol, J.A. Graly, U.H. Fischer: Borehole measurements indicate hard bed conditions, Kangerlussuaq sector, western Greenland Ice Sheet, Journal of Geophysica lResearch-Earth Surface,122: 1605-1618, 2017.

M.R. Kaplan, K.J. Licht, G. Winkler, J.M. Schaefer, N. Bader, C. Mathieson, M. Roberts, C.M. Kassab, R. Schwartz, J.A. Graly: Middle to Late Pleistocene stability of the central East Antarctic Ice Sheet at the head of Law Glacier, Geology, 45: 963-966, 2017.

J.A. Graly, J.I. Drever, N.F. Humphrey: Calculating the balance between atmospheric CO2 drawdown and organic carbon oxidation in subglacial hydrochemical systems, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 31: 709-727, 2017.

J. Graly, J. Harrington, N. Humphrey: Combined diurnal variations of discharge and hydrochemistry of the Isunnguata Sermia outlet, Greenland Ice Sheet, The Cryosphere, 11: 1131-1140, 2017.

J.A. Graly, N.F. Humphrey, J.T. Harper: Chemical depletion of sediment under the Greenland Ice Sheet, Earth Surface Processes and Landforms, 41: 1922-1936, 2016

J.A. Graly, N.F. Humphrey, C.M. Landowski, J.T. Harper: Chemical weathering under the Greenland Ice Sheet, Geology, 42: 551-554, 2014.

P.R. Bierman, L.B. Corbett, J.A. Graly, T.A. Neumann, A. Lini, B. Crosby, D.H. Rood: Preservation of a pre-glacial landscape under the center of the Greenland Ice Sheet, Science, 344: 402-405, 2014.

L.B. Corbett, P.R. Bierman, J.A. Graly, T.A. Neumann, D.H. Rood: Constraining landscape history and glacial erosivity using paired cosmogenic nuclides in Upernavik, northwest Greenland, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125: 1539-1553, 2013.

J.A. Graly, L.J. Reusser, P.R. Bierman: Short and long-term delivery rates of meteoric 10Be to terrestrial soils, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 302: 329-336, 2011.

L.B. Corbett, N.E. Young, P.R. Bierman, J.P. Briner, T.A. Neumann, D.H. Rood, J.A. Graly: Paired bedrock and boulder 10Be concentrations resulting fromearly Holocene ice retreat near Jakobshavn Isfjord, western Greenland, Quaternary Science Reviews, 30: 1739-1749, 2011.

J.A. Graly, L.J. Reusser, P.R. Bierman, and M.J. Pavich: Meteoric 10Be in soil profiles – a global meta-analysis, Geochemica et Cosmochemica Acta 74: 6814-6829, 2010.

L. Reusser, J. Graly, P. Bierman, D. Rood: Calibrating a long-term meteoric 10Be accumulation rate in soil, Geophysical Research Letters, 37, 2010.