Research Theme: Paleoclimate

Here is an atmospheric-level view of all the Paleoclimate
research and happenings at INSTAAR.

The study of past climates, especially changes in climate throughout the history of the earth. Research in this category uses evidence from a wide range of sources (sediments, rocks, ice sheets, tree rings, coral, and so on) to determine past states of the climate globally and in specific regions.


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Recent Publications

Otto-Bliesner, B. L., Alexandra Jahn, Feng, R., Brady, E. C., Hu, A., Löfverström, M., 2017: Amplified North Atlantic warming in the late Pliocene by changes in Arctic gateways. Geophysical Research Letters, 44(2): 957-964. DOI: 10.1002/2016GL071805

Kristjánsdóttir, G. B., Moros, M., John T. Andrews, Anne Jennings, 2017: Holocene Mg/Ca, alkenones, and light stable isotope measurements on the outer North Iceland shelf (MD99-2269): A comparison with other multi-proxy data and sub-division of the Holocene. The Holocene, 27(1): 52-62. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616652703

Markle, B. R., Steig, E. J., Buizert, C., Schoenemann, S. W., Bitz, C. M., Fudge, T. J., Pedro, J. B., Ding, Q., Tyler Jones, James W. C. White, Sowers, T., 2017: Global atmospheric teleconnections during Dansgaard–Oeschger events. Nature Geoscience, 10: 36-40. DOI: 10.1038/ngeo2848

Garland, J., Tyler Jones, Bradley, E., James, R. G., James W. C. White, 2016: A first step toward quantifying the climate’s information production over the last 68,000 years. In Bostrom, H., Knobbe, A., Soares, C., and Papapetrou, P. (eds.), Advances in Intelligent Data Analysis XV. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol. 9897. Springer, 343-355. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-46349-0_30

Johnson, C. N., Alroy, J., Beeton, N. J., Bird, M. I., Brook, B. W., Cooper, A., Gillespie, R., Herrando-Perez, S., Jacobs, Z., Gifford H. Miller, Prideaux, G. J., Roberts, R. G., Rodriguez-Rey, M., Saltre, F., Turney, C. S. M., Bradshaw, C. J. A., 2016: What caused extinction of the Pleistocene megafauna of Sahul?. Proceedings of the Royal Society B—Biological Sciences, 283(1824): article 20152399. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2015.2399

Berkelhammer, M., Noone, D. C., Steen-Larsen, H. C., Bailey, A., Cox, C. J., O'Neill, M. S., Schneider, D., Steffen, K., James W. C. White, 2016: Surface-atmosphere decoupling limits accumulation at Summit, Greenland. Science Advances, 2(4): article e1501704. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1501704

Bugelmayer-Blaschek, M., Roche, D. M., Renssen, H., John T. Andrews, 2016: Internal ice-sheet variability as source for the multi-century and millennial-scale iceberg events during the Holocene? A model study. Quaternary Science Reviews, 138: 119-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.01.026

Solomina, O. N., Bradley, R. S., Jomelli, V., Áslaug Geirsdóttir, Kaufman, D. S., Koch, J., Mckay, N. P., Masiokas, M., Gifford H. Miller, Nesje, A., Nicolussi, K., Owen, L. A., Putnam, A. E., Wanner, H., Wiles, G., Yang B., 2016: Glacier fluctuations during the past 2000 years. Quaternary Science Reviews, 149: 61-90. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2016.04.008

Gifford H. Miller, Fogel, M. L., 2016: Calibrating ∂18O in Dromaius novaehollandiae (emu) eggshell calcite as a paleo-aridity proxy for the Quaternary of Australia. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 193: 1-13. DOI: 10.1016/j.gca.2016.08.004

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