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Ellen Mosley-Thompson is a Professor in the Department of Geography and a Research Scientist in the Byrd Polar Research Center at The Ohio State University. During the last 25 years, she and her colleagues in the Ice Core Paleoclimate Research Group have established an internationally recognized team that has acquired a global array of ice cores from the equator to the poles. These frozen archives provide high resolution climatic and environmental histories that contribute to our understanding of the complex interactions within the Earth's coupled climate system. Ice core histories obtained from Africa, Antarctica, Bolivia, China, Greenland, Peru and Russia make it possible to study the processes that link the Polar Regions to the lower latitudes where human activities are most intense. Ellen has lead eight field programs to Antarctica and five to Greenland to retrieve ice cores. At South Pole Station, Antarctica she established the continent's longest running and most spatially extensive network to measure annual accumulation. Her current research foci include deciphering the Earth's volcanic history, identifying and understanding abrupt Holocene climate changes, and documenting the impact of human activities upon the Earth's climatic and environmental systems.