James White

SIL Director

Fellow of INSTAAR; Professor of Geological Sciences (CU-Boulder); Director of Environmental Studies Program (CU-Boulder)

Ph.D., Geological Sciences, Columbia University 1983

james.white "AT" colorado.edu

(303) 492-5494   (303) 492-8437

 

Specialty

Global change, paleoclimate dynamics, biogeochemistry.

Research Interests

  • Global scale climate and environmental dynamics.
  • Carbon dioxide concentrations and climate from stable hydrogen isotopes peats and other organics.
  • Climate from deuterium excess and hydrogen isotopes in ice cores.
  • Isotopes in general circulation models.
  • Modern carbon cycle dynamics via isotopes of carbon dioxide and methane.

More Info

I started the INSTAAR Stable Isotope Lab in 1989. In recent years, my research has helped to show that large climate changes tend to occur in the natural system as abrupt and rapid shifts in mode probably driven by internal adjustments in the Earth climate system, rather than slow and gradual adjustments to changing external conditions, such as the amount of energy received from the sun. My research has also helped to show that land plants are capable of removing large amounts of carbon dioxide from the atmosphere, amounts that equal our input of CO2 from fossil fuel burning on short time scales. Such large changes in the uptake of CO2 by plants is a key piece in the puzzle we must solve to address future CO2 levels and climate change.

In the field or lab

Jim White has a very cold Lapin Kulta while the Kangaroo rests on the German airborne radar, NorthGRIP drilling site (North Greenland Ice core Project), Greenland Ice Sheet, July 2004. Photo: J. White (INSTAAR).

Example Publications

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2010 Alden, C. B., J. B. Miller, and J. W. C. White. 2010:
Can bottom-up ocean CO2 fluxes be reconciled with atmospheric 13C observations?.
Tellus Series B-Chemical and Physical Meteorology 62 (5):369-388.
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2010 Alley, R. B., J. T. Andrews, J. Brigham-Grette, G. K. C. Clarke, K. M. Cuffey, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. Funder, S. J. Marshall, G. H. Miller, J. X. Mitrovica, D. R. Muhs, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, L. Polyak, and J. W. C. White. 2010:
History of the Greenland Ice Sheet: paleoclimatic insights.
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1728-1756.
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2010 Fitzpatrick, J. J., R. B. Alley, J. Brigham-Grette, G. H. Miller, L. Polyak, and J. W. C. White. 2010:
Arctic Paleoclimate Synthesis Thematic Papers Introduction .
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1674-1678.
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2010 Miller, G. H., J. Brigham-Grette, R. B. Alley, L. Anderson, H. A. Bauch, M. S. V. Douglas, M. E. Edwards, S. A. Elias, B. P. Finney, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. V. Funder, T. D. Herbert, L. D. Hinzman, D. S. Kaufman, G. M. MacDonald, L. Polyak, A. Robock, M. C. Serreze, J. P. Smol, R. Spielhagen, J. W. C. White, A. P. Wolfe, and E. W. Wolff. 2010:
Temperature and precipitation history of the Arctic.
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1679-1715.
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2010 Miller, G. H., R. B. Alley, J. Brigham-Grette, J. J. Fitzpatrick, L. Polyak, M. C. Serreze, and J. W. C. White. 2010:
Arctic amplification: can the past constrain the future? .
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1779-1790.
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2010 Pendall, E., L. Schwendenmann, T. Rahn, J. B. Miller, P. P. Tans, and J. W. C. White 2010:
Land use and season affect fluxes of CO2, CH4, CO, N2O, H-2 and isotopic source signatures in Panama: evidence from nocturnal boundary layer profiles.
Global Change Biology 16 (10):2721-2736.
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2010 Polyak, L., R. B. Alley, J. T. Andrews, J. Brigham-Grette, T. M. Cronin, D. A. Darby, A. S. Dyke, J. J. Fitzpatrick, S. Funder, M. Holland, A. E. Jennings, G. H. Miller, M. O'Regan, J. Savelle, M. Serreze, K. St John, J. W. C. White, and E. Wolff. 2010:
History of sea ice in the Arctic.
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1757-1778.
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2010 Vachon, R. W., J. M. Welker, J. W. C. White, and B. H. Vaughn 2010:
Monthly precipitation isoscapes (d18O) of the United States: Connections with surface temperatures, moisture source conditions, and air mass trajectories.
J. Geophys. Res., 115, D21126, doi:10.1029/2010JD014105.
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2010 Vachon, R. W., J. M. Welker, J. W. C. White, and B. H. Vaughn. 2010:
Moisture source temperatures and precipitation delta O-18-temperature relationships across the United States .
Water Resources Research 46
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2010 Vaughn,B.H., Evans,C.U., White,J.W.C.,Still,C.J.,Masarie,K.A.,Turnbull,J 2010:
Global network measurements of atmospheric trace gas isotopes.
In Isoscapes, edited by J. B. West, G. J. Bowen, T. E. Dawson and K. P. Tu:Springer. 1st Edition., 2010, XXIV, 487 p., Hardcover ISBN: 978-90-481-3353-6.
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2010 White, J. W. C., R. B. Alley, J. Brigham-Grette, J. J. Fitzpatrick, A., E. Jennings, S. J. Johnsen, G. H. Miller, R. S. Nerem, and L. Polyak. 2010:
Past rates of climate change in the Arctic.
Quaternary Science Reviews 29 (15-16):1716-1727.
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2009 Alley, R.B., Brigham-Grette, J., Miller, G.H., Polyak, L, and White, J.W.C. 2009:
Key Findings and Recommendations. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes .
A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, pp. 421 - 430.
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2009 Alley, R.B., Brigham-Grette, J., Miller, G.H., Polyak, L, and White, J.W.C. 2009:
Executive Summary. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes.
A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston , VA, pp. 1 -7.
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2009 Alley, R.B., Brigham-Grette, J., Miller, G.H., Polyak, L., and White, J.W.C. (coordinating lead authors). 2009:
CCSP, 2009: Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitude. .
A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research, U.S. Geological Survey, Reston , VA 461 pp
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2009 Dlugokencky, E. J., L. Bruhwiler, J. W. C. White, L. K. Emmons, P. C. Novelli, S. A. Montzka, K. A. Masarie, P. M. Lang, A. M. Crotwell, J. B. Miller, and L. V. Gatti 2009:
Observational constraints on recent increases in the atmospheric CH4 burden .
Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L18803, doi:10.1029/2009GL039780
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2009 Richter, D., Wert, B., Fried, A., Weibring, P., Walega, J.G., White, J.W.C., Vaughn, B.H., and Tittel, F.K. 2009:
High-precision CO2 isotopolouge spectrometer with a difference-frequency-generation laser source.
Optics Letters 2009, vol. 34 (2) pp. 172-174.
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2009 Still, C. J., W. J. Riley, S. C. Biraud, D. C. Noone, N. H. Buenning, J. T. Randerson, M. S. Torn, J. Welker, J. W. C. White, R. Vachon, G. D. Farquhar, and J. A. Berry 2009:
Influence of clouds and diffuse radiation on ecosystem-atmosphere CO2 and CO18O exchanges.
J. Geophys. Res., vol 114, G01018, doi:10.1029/2007JG000675
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2009 White, J.W.C., Alley, R.B., Jennings, A., Johnsen, S., Miller, G.H., and Nerem, S. 2009:
Past Rates of Climate Change in the Arctic. In Past Climate Variability and Change in the Arctic and at High Latitudes .
A report by the U.S. Climate Change Program and Subcommittee on Global Change Research. U.S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, pp. 247 - 302.
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2009 White, James W. C. 2009:
Geoscience of Climate and Energy 5. Ice Cores, Greenhouse Gases and Climate Change..
Geoscience Canada, 0315-0941
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2008 Cuna, S., E. Pendall, J. B. Miller, P.P. Tans, E. Dlugokencky , and J. W.C. White 2008:
Separating contributions from natural and anthropogenic sources in atmospheric methane from the Black Sea region, Romania.
Applied Geochemistry 23, pp 2871–2879, 2008.
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2008 Flueckiger, J., R. Knutti, J.W. C. White, H. Renssen 2008:
Modeled seasonality of glacial abrupt climate events.
Climate Dynamics, 31, pp 633–645, 2008.
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2008 Masson-Delmotte, V., Hou, S.,Ekaykin, A., Jouzel, J., Aristarain, A., Bernardo, R. T., Bromwich, D., Cattani, O., Delmotte, M., Falourd, S., Frezzotti, M., Gallee, H., Genoni, L., Isaksson, E.,Landais, A., Helsen, M. M., Hoffmann, G., Lopez, J., Morgan, V., Motoyama, H., Noone, D., Oerter, H., Petit, J. R., Royer, A., Uemura, R., Schmidt, G. A., Schlosser, E., Simoes, J. C., Steig, E. J., Stenni, B., Stievenard, M., van den Broeke, M. R., de Wal, R. S. W. van, de Berg, W. J. van, Vimeux, F., White, J. W. C. 2008:
A review of Antarctic surface snow isotopic composition: Observations, atmospheric circulation, and isotopic modeling.
J. Climate,21, pp 3359-3387, 2008.
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2008 Schaeffer, S. M. , J. B. Miller, B. H. Vaughn, J. W. C. White, and D. R. Bowling 2008:
Long-term field performance of a tunable diode laser absorption spectrometer for analysis of carbon isotopes of CO2 in forest air.
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 5263–5277, 2008.
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2008 Steffensen, J.P., K. K. Andersen, M. Bigler, H. B. Clausen, D. Dahl-Jensen, H. Fischer, K. Goto-Azuma, M. Hansson, S. J. Johnsen, Jean Jouzel, V. Masson-Delmotte, T. Popp, S. O. Rasmussen, R. Röthlisberger, U. Ruth, B. Stauffer, M. Siggaard-Andersen, A. E. Sveinbjörnsdóttir, A. Svensson, James W. C. White 2008:
High-Resolution Greenland Ice Core Data Show Abrupt Climate Change Happens in Few Years.
Science, 321, pp 680-684, 2008.
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2007 Elizabeth R. Thomas, Eric W. Wolff, Robert Mulvaney, Jorgen P. Steffensen, Sigfus J. Johnsen, Carol Arrowsmith, James W.C. White, Bruce Vaughn, Trevor Popp 2007:
The 8.2 ka event from Greenland ice cores.
Quaternary Science Reviews 26 (2007) 70–81
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2007 Hobbie, J.E., A. Baker, G. Clarke, P.T. Doran, D. Karl, B. Methe, H. Miller, S.B. Mukasa, M. Race, W.F. Vincent, D. Walton, and J. White 2007:
(Committee on Principles of Environmental Stewardship for the Exploration and Study of Subglacial Environments), Exploration of Antarctic Subglacial Aquatic Environments, Environmental and Scientific Stewardship.
The National Academies Press, Washington D.C., 2007.
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2007 J. Jouzel, M. Stievenard, S.J. Johnsen, A. Landais, V. Masson-Delmotte, A. Sveinbjornsdottir, F. Vimeux, U. von Grafenstein and J.W.C. White 2007:
The GRIP deuterium-excess record.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol 26, Pp 1-17, 2007.
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2007 Thomas, E.R., Eric W. Wolff, Robert Mulvaney, Jorgen P. Steffensen, Sigfus J. Johnsen, Carol Arrowsmith, James W.C. White, Bruce Vaughn and Trevor Popp 2007:
The 8.2 ka event from Greenland ice cores.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Vol 26, pp 70-81, 2007.
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2007 White, J.W.C., D. F. Ferretti, J.B. Miller, D. M. Etheridge, K. R. Lassey, D. C. Lowe, C. M. MacFarling, M. F. Dreier, C. M. Trudinger, and T. van Ommen 2007:
The global methane budget over the last 2,000 years: 13CH4 reveals hidden information, in Stable Isootpes as Indicators of Ecological Change, T.E. Dawson and R.T.W. Siegwolf, eds.
Elseiver Academic Press, New York, pp 235-249, 2007.
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2006 White, J.W.C. 2006:
Book Review: "William Ruddiman, Review of Plows, Plagues, and Petroleum: How Humans Took Control of Climate".
Science, 311, p 472 (2006)
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2005 Bowling, D. R., S. P. Burns, T. J. Conway, R. K. Monson, and J. W. C. White 2005:
Extensive observations of CO2 carbon isotope content in and above a high-elevation subalpine forest.
Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 19, GB3023, doi:10.1029/2004GB002394, (2005)
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2005 Bowling, D. R., S. P. Burns, T. J. Conway, R. K. Monson, and J. W. C. White 2005:
Extensive observations of CO2 carbon isotope content in and above a high-elevation subalpine forest.
Global Biogeochem. Cycles, 19, GB3023, doi:10.1029/2004GB002394, (2005)
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2005 Brook, E., J.W.C. White, A.S.M. Schilla, M.L. Bender, B. Barnett, J.P. Severinghaus, K.C. Taylor, R.B. Alley, E.J. Steig 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24 (2005) 1333–1343
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2005 Brook, Edward J., James W.C. White, Annie S.M. Schilla, Michael L. Bender, Bruce Barnett, Jeffery P. Severinghaus, Kendrick C. Taylor, Richard B. Alley, Eric J. Steig 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24, 1333-1343, (2005)
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2005 D. F. Ferretti, J. B. Miller, J. W. C. White, D. M. Etheridge, K. R. Lassey, D. C. Lowe, C. M. MacFarling Meure, M. F. Dreier, C. M. Trudinger, T. D. van Ommen, R. L. Langenfelds 2005:
Unexpected Changes to the Global Methane Budget over the Past 2000 Years.
Science, 309, pp1714-1717, (2005)
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2005 E.D. Waddington, H. Conway, E.J. Steig, R.B. Alley, E.J. Brook, K.C. Taylor and J.W.C. White 2005:
Decoding the dipstick: Thickness of Siple Dome, West Antarctica, at the Last Glacial Maximum.
Geology: Vol. 33, No. 4, pp. 281-284. (2005)
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2005 Edward J. Brook, James W.C. White, Annie S.M. Schilla, Bruce Barnett, Jeffery P. Severinghaus, Kendrick Taylor, Richard B. Allef, Eric J. Steigg 2005:
Timing of millennial-scale climate change at Siple Dome, West Antarctica, during the last glacial period.
Quaternary Science Reviews 24 (2005) 1333–1343
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2005 Jouzel, Jean, Valérie Masson-Delmotte, Michel Stiévenard, Amaëlle Landais, Françoise Vimeux, Sigfus J. Johnsen, Arny E. Sveinbjörnsdottir, James W.C. White 2005:
Rapid deuterium-excess changes in Greenland ice cores: a link between the ocean and the atmosphere.
C. R. Geoscience, 337, pp 957-969 (2005)
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2005 V. Masson-Delmotte, J. Jouzel, A. Landais, M. Stievenard, S. J. Johnsen, J. W. C. White, M. Werner, A. Sveinbjornsdottir, K. Fuhrer 2005:
GRIP Deuterium Excess Reveals Rapid and Orbital-Scale Changes in Greenland Moisture Origin.
Science, vol 309, pp 118-121 (2005)
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2004 Ahn, J.; Wahlen, M.; Deck, B.L.; Brook, E.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Taylor, K.C.; White, J.W.C. 2004:
A record of atmospheric CO2 during the last 40,000 years from the Siple Dome, Antarctica ice core..
Journal of Geophysical Research 109 (D13): article D13305. (2004)
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2004 K. C. Taylor, J. W. C. White, J. P. Severinghaus, E. J. Brook, P. A. Mayewski, R. B. Alley, E. J. Steig, M. K. Spencer, E. Meyerson, D. A. Meese, G. W. Lamorey, A. Grachev, A. J. Gow and B. A. Barnett 2004:
Abrupt climate change around 22 ka on the Siple Coast of Antarctica.
Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 23, Issues 1-2 , January 2004, Pages 7-15
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2004 North Greenland Ice Core Project Members (Andersen KK, Azuma N, Barnola JM, Bigler M, Biscaye P, Caillon N, Chappellaz J, Clausen HB, Dahl-Jensen D, Fischer H, Fluckiger J, Fritzsche D, Fujii Y, Goto-Azuma K, Gronvold K, Gundestrup NS, Hansson M, Huber C, Hvidberg CS, Johnsen SJ, Jonsell U, Jouzel J, Kipfstuhl S, Landais A, Leuenberger M, Lorrain R, Masson-Delmotte V, Miller H, Motoyama H, Narita H, Popp T, Rasmussen SO, Raynaud D, Rothlisberger R, Ruth U, Samyn D, Schwander J, Shoji H, Siggard-Andersen ML, Steffensen JP, Stocker T, Sveinbjornsdottir AE, Svensson A, Takata M, Tison JL, Thorsteinsson T, Watanabe O, Wilhelms F, White JWC) 2004:
High-resolution record of Northern Hemisphere climate extending into the last interglacial period.
Nature, vol. 431 pp 147-151.
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2004 NorthGRIP Project Members 2004:
High resolution climate record of the Northern Hemisphere into the last interglacial period..
Nature 431: 147-151. (2004)
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2004 Smith, F.A.; White, J.W.C. 2004:
Modern calibration of phytolith carbon isotope signatures for C-3/C-4 paleograssland reconstruction.
Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 207(3-4): 277-304. (2004)
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2004 Taylor, K.C.; White, J.W.C.; Severinghaus, J.P.; Brook, E.J.; Mayewski, P.A.; Alley, R.B.; Steig, E.J.; Spencer, M.K.; Meyerson, E.; Meese, D.A.; Lamorey, G.W.; Grachev, A.; Gow, A.J.; Barnett, B.A. 2004:
Abrupt climate change around 22 ka on the Siple Coast of Antarctica..
Quaternary Science Reviews 23(1-2): 7-15. (2004)
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2004 Vaughn, B., Ferretti, D., Miller, J. & White, J. 2004:
Stable isotope measurements of atmospheric CO2 and CH4.
Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques, vol 1, ch.14, Elsiever, 1248 p.
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2004 Vaughn, B.H., J. Miller, D. F. Ferretti, J. W. C. White 2004:
Stable isotope measurements of atmospheric CO2 and CH4.
Handbook of Stable Isotope Analytical Techniques, vol 1, ch.14, Elsiever, 1248 p.
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2004 White, J.W.C 2004:
Do I hear a million?.
Science 304: 1609-1610. (2004)
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2002 EPIC Members 2002:
Extending The Ice Core Record Beyond Half A Million Years.
EOS, Trans. Amer. Geophysical Union, Vol.83, No.45, pg. 509
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2002 Miller, J. B., K. A. Mack, R. Dissly, J. W. C. White, E. J. Dlugokencky, and P. P. Tans 2002:
Development of analytical methods and measurements of 13C/12C in atmospheric CH4 from the NOAA Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics Laboratory Global Air Sampling Network.
J Geophys. Res., v107, NO. D13.
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2002 Townsend, A.R., G.P. Asner and J.W.C. White 2002:
Land use effects on atmospheric 13C imply a sizeable terrestrial CO2 sink in tropical latitudes.
Geophysical Research Letters, v19, No10.
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2001 Masarie, K.A., Allison, C.E., Conway, T.J., Dlugokencky, E.J., Francey, R.J., Langenfeld, R.L., Novelli, P.C. Steele, L.P., Tans, P.P. Vaughn, B.H., White, J.W.C 2001:
The NOAA/CSIRO Flask-Air Intercomparison Program: A strategy for directly assessing consistency among measurements derived from independent laboratories.
Journal of Geophysical Research vol. 106 No. D17 , p. 20,445-20,464
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2000 Battle. M., M.L. Bender, P.P. Tans, J.W.C. White, J.T. Ellis, T. Conway, and R.J. Francey 2000:
Global carbon sinks and their variability inferred from the atmospheric O2 and d13C.
Science, v 287, 2467-2470.
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2000 Bromwich, D.H., A.N. Rogers, P. Lallberg, R.I. Cullather, J.W.C. White, K.J. Kreutz 2000:
ECMWF Analyses and reanalyses depiction of ENSO signals in Antarctic precipitation.
J Climate, v13, 1406-1420.
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2000 Cuffey, K.M, H. Conway, A.M. Gades, B. Hallet, R. Lorrain, J.P. Severinghaus, E.J. Steig, B.Vaughn and J.W.C. White 2000:
Entrainment at cold glacier beds.
Geology, v 28, 351-354.
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1999 Kenny, R., Markgraf, V. and White, J.W.C. 1999:
Paleotemperature estimates for the last 14,000 (radiocarbon) years BP from D/H isotopes in peat from Southern South America.
Modern Geology, v 21, 365-378.
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1999 Kreutz, K.J., P.A. Mayewski, M.S. Twickler, S.I. Whitlow, J.W.C. White, C.A. Shuman, C.F. Raymond, H. Conway, N.A. Nereson, J. McConnell, and K. Taylor 1999:
Seasonal variations of glaciochemical, isotopic, and stratigraphic properties in Siple Dome, Antarctica, surface snow.
Annals of Glaciology.
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1999 Miller, J.B., D. Yakir, J.W.C. White and P.P. Tans 1999:
Measurement of 18O/16O in the soil-atmosphere CO2 flux.
Global Biogeochem Cycles, v.13, pp. 761-774.
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1999 Peylin, P., Ciais, P., Denning, A.S., Tans, P.P., Berry, J.A., and White, J.W.C. 1999:
A 3-Dimensional study of d18O in atmopsheric CO2: contribution of different land ecosystems.
Tellus, vol 51B, 642-667.
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1998 Hoffmann, G., M. Stievenaard, J. Jouzel, J.W.C. White, and S.J. Johnsen 1998:
Deuterium excess record form central Greenland.
in Stable Isotopes in the Hydrologic Cycle, International Atomic Energy Agency, SM-349-54, pp. 591- 602.
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1998 Johnsen, S.J. H.B. Clausen, J. Jouzel, J. Schwander, A.E. Sveinbjornsdottir and J. White 1998:
Stable isotope records from Greenland deep ice cores: The climate signal and the role of diffusion.
in Ice Physics and the Natural Environment, NATO ASI Series Vol I 56, Springer Verlag, Berlin.
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1998 Steig EJ, Brook EJ, White JWC, Sucher CM, Bender ML, Lehman SJ, Morse DL, Waddington ED, Clow GD 1998:
Synchronous climate changes in Antarctica and the North Atlantic.
Science 282 (no. 5386), 92-95.
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1998 Steig EJ, Hart CP, White JWC, Cunningham WL, Davis MD & Saltzman ES 1998:
Changes in climate, ocean and ice sheet conditions in the Ross Embayment at 6 ka.
Annals of Glaciology 27, 305-310.
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1998 Tans, P.P. and White, J.W.C 1998:
In Balance, with a little help from the plants.
Science, 281, 183-184.
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1998 Vaughn, B.H., White, J.W.C., Delmotte, M., Trolier, M., Cattani, O., Stievenard, M 1998:
An automated system for hydrogen istotope analysis of water.
Chem. Geol. (Isot. Geosci. Sect.) 152, 309-19
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1998 White JWC, Steig EJ, Cole J, Cook ER & Johnsen, SJ 1998:
Recent, annually resolved climate as recorded in stable isotope ratios from Greenland and Antarctica.
Journal of the American Meterological Society.
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1998 White, J.W.C. and E.J. Steig 1998:
Timing is everything in a game of two hemispheres.
Nature 394, 717-718 News and Views
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1997 Ciais, P., A.S. Denning, P.P. Tans, J.A. Berry, D.A. Randall, G.J. Collatz, P.J. Sellers, J.W.C. White, M. Trolier, H.A.J. Meyer, R.J./ Francey, P. Monfray, and M. Heimann 1997:
A three-dimensional synthesis study of _18O in atmospheric CO2. 1. Surface fluxes.
J. Geophys. Res. 102, 5857-5872.
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1997 Ciais, P., P.P. Tans, A.S. Denning, R.J. Francey, M. Trolier, H.A.J. Meyer, J.W.C. White, J.A. Berry, D.A. Randall, G.J. Collatz, P.J. Sellers, P. Monfray, and M. Heimann. 1997:
A three-dimensional synthesis study of _18O in atmospheric CO2. 2. Simulations with the TM2 transport model.
J. Geophys. Res. 102, 5873-5883.
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1997 Johnsen, S.J., H.B. Clausen, W. Dansgaard, N.S. Gundestrup, C.U. Hammer, U. Andersen, K.K. Andersen, C.S. Hvidberg, D. Dahl-Jensen, J.P. Steffensen, H. Shoji, A.E. Sveinbjörnsdóttir, J.W.C. White, J. Jouzel, and D. Fisher 1997:
The _18O record along the Greenland Ice Core Project deep ice core and the problem of possible Eemian climatic instability.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102:26397-26410.
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1997 Jouzel, J., R.B. Alley, K.M. Cuffey, W. Dansgaard, P.M. Grootes, G. Hoffmann, S.J. Johnsen, R.D. Koster, D.A. Peel, C.A. Shuman, M. Stiévenard, M. Stuiver, and J.W.C. White 1997:
Validity of the temperature reconstruction from water isotopes in ice cores.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102:26471-26487.
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1997 Shuman, C.A., R.B. Alley, M.A. Fahnestock, P.J. Fawcett, R.A. Bindschadler, J.W.C. White, P.M. Grootes, S. Anandakrishnan, and C.R. Stearns 1997:
Detection and monitoring of stratigraphic markers and temperature trends at the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 using passive-microwave remote-sensing data.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102:26877-26886.
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1997 Taylor, K.E., P.A. Mayewski, R.B. Alley, E.J. Brook, A.J. Gow, P.M. Grootes, D.A. Meese, E.S. Saltzman, J.P. Severinghaus, M.S. Twickler, J.W.C. White, S.Whitlow, and G.A. Zielinski. 1997:
The Holocene-Younger Dryas Transition Recorded at Summit, Greenland.
Science, 278, 825-827.
pdf r0054
1997 White D.E., White J.W.C., Steig E.J., Barlow L.K. 1997:
Reconstructing annual and seasonal climatic responses from volcanic events since A.D. 1270 as recorded in the deuterium signal from the GISP2 ice core.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102: 19683-19694.
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1997 White, J.W.C., L.K. Barlow, D. Fisher, P.M. Grootes, J. Jouzel, S.J. Johnsen, M. Stuiver, and H.B. Clausen. 1997 1997:
The climate signal in the stable isotopes of snow from Summit, Greenland: Results of comparisons with modern climate observations.
Journal of Geophysical Research 102:26425-26439.
pdf r0053
1996 Gemery, P.A., Trolier, M. and White, J.W.C. 1996:
Oxygen isotope exchange between carbon dioxide and water following atmospheric sampling using glass flasks.
J. Geophys. Res., v 101, D9, pp 14,415-14,420.
pdf r0046
1996 Polley, H.W., H.B. Johnson, H.S. Mayeux, D.A. Brown, and J.W.C. White 1996:
Leaf and plant water use efficiency of C4 species grown at glacial to elevated CO2 concentrations.
Int. J. Plant Sci., 157(2), 164-170.
pdf r0048
1996 Trolier, M.; White, J.W.C.; Tans, P.P.; Masarie, K.A.; Gemery, P.A. 1996:
Monitoring the isotopic composition of atmospheric CO2: Measurements from the NOAA Global Air Sampling Network.
Journal of Geophysical Research 101: 25,897-25,916.
pdf r0047
1996 White, J.W.C., Gorodetzky, D., Cook, E.R. and Barlow, L.K. 1996:
Frequency analysis of an annually resolved, 700 Year paleoclimate record from the GISP2 ice core.
in Climate Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2000 years, NATO ASI Series I: Global Environmental Change, vol 41, P. Jones, R. Bradley, and J. Jouzel, eds., 193-213.
no_pdf r0045
1995 Ciais, P., Francey, R.J., Tans, P.P., White, J.W.C., and Trolier, M. 1995:
An analytical error estimate for the ocean and land CO2 uptake using _13C observations in the atmopshere.
NOAA Technical Memoradum ERL CMDL-8.
pdf r0037
1995 Ciais, P., Tans, P.P., Trolier, M., White, J.W.C., and Francey, R.J. 1995:
A large Northern Hemisphere terrestrial CO2 sink indicated by the 13C/12C ratio of atmospheric CO2.
Science, v 269, pp 1098-1102.
pdf r0044
1995 Ciais, P., Tans, P.P., White, J.W.C., Trolier, M., Francey, R.J., Berry, J.A., Randall, D.R., Sellers, P.J., Collatz, J.G., and Schimel, D.S. 1995:
Partitioning of ocean and land uptake of CO2 as inferred by _13C measurements from the NOAA/CMDL global air sampling network.
J. Geophys. Res., v 100 (D3), pp. 5051-5070.
pdf r0041
1995 Cias, P., White, J.W.C., Jouzel, J., Petit, J.R. 1995:
The origin of present-day Antarctic precipitation from surface snow deuterium excess data.
J. Geophysical Research, vol. 100 (D9) 18, 917-927
pdf r0126
1995 Figge, R.A. and White, J.W.C. 1995:
A high resolution Holocene and Late Glacial atmospheric CO2 record: variability tied to changes in thermohaline circulation.
Global Biogeochem. Cycles, v 9 n 3, pp 391-405.
pdf r0043
1995 Francey, R.J., Ethridge, C., Tans, P.P., White, J.W.C., and Trolier, M. 1995:
Changes in oceanic and terrestrial carbon uptake since 1982.
Nature, v 373, pp. 326-330.
pdf r0039
1995 Sellstone, C.M, Davis, A., Crockford, G., and White, J.W.C. 1995:
Use of stable isotopes to differentiate between multiple ground water contaminant sources at a municipal landfill.
Ground Water.
no_pdf r0042
1995 Shuman, C.A., Alley, R.B., Anandakrishnan, S., White,J.W.C., Grootes, P.M., and Sterns, C.R. 1995:
Temperature and Accumulation at the Greenland Summit: Comparison of high resolution isotope profiles and passive microwave brightness temperature trends.
J. Geophys. Res., vol 100 (D5), pp. 9165-9177.
pdf r0038
1995 White, J.W.C. 1995:
Environmental studies at the University of Colorado.
in Global Environmental Change Science: Education and Teaching, NATO ASI Series I: Global Environmental Change, v 29, ed by D.J. Waddington, pp 171-181.
no_pdf r0040
1994 Benson, L.V. and White, J.W.C. 1994:
Behavior of the stable isotopes of oxygen and hydrogen in the Truckee River - Pryramid Lake surface water system, Part 3: Source of water vapor over Pyramid Lake, Nevada.
Limnology and Oceanography, v 39 (8), pp. 1945-1958.
pdf r0032
1994 Ciais, P., Jouzel, J., Petit, J-R., Lipenkov, V., and White J.W.C. 1994:
Holocene temperature variations inferred from Antarctic ice cores.
Annals of Glaciology.
pdf r0031
1994 Trolier, M., Rockmann, T. and White, J.W.C. 1994:
Trying the measure _13C in small samples of atmosperic CH4.
NOAA/CMDL Annual Report.
no_pdf r0035
1994 Trolier, M., White, J.W.C., Tans, P.P., and Masarie, K. 1994:
Towards a global characterization of the stable isotopic composition of atmospehric CO2.
NOAA/CMDL Annual Report.
no_pdf r0034
1994 White, J.W.C., Ciais, P., Figge, R.A., Kenny, R., and Markgraf, V. 1994:
High resolution atmospheric pCO2 records from carbon isotopes in peat.
Nature, v 367, pp 153-156.
pdf r0030
1994 White, J.W.C., Ciais, P., Figge, R.A., Kenny, R., and Markgraf, V. 1994:
Climate in the Pleistocene-Reply.
Nature; v 371, pp 111-112.
pdf r0036
1994 White, J.W.C., Lawrence, J.R., and Broecker, W.S. 1994:
Modelling and Interpreting D/H Ratios in Tree Rings: A Test Case of White Pine in the Northeastern United States.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, v 58, pp 851-862.
no_pdf r0033
1993 Alley, R.B., Meese, D., Shuman, C.A., Gow, A.J., Taylor, K., Ram, M., Waddington, E.D., White, J.W.C., and Mayewski, P.A. 1993:
Abrupt increase in Greenland snow accumulation at the end of the Younger Dryas event.
Nature, v362, pg527-529.
pdf r0023
1993 Andrews, J.T., Dyke, A.S., Tedesco, K., and White, J.W.C. 1993:
Meltwater along the arctic margin of the Laurentide Ice Sheet (8-12 ka): Stable isotopic evidence and implications for past salinity anomalies.
Geology, v.21, pg 881-884.
pdf r0027
1993 Barlow, L.K., White, J.W.C., Barry, R.G., Rogers, J.C., and Grootes, P.M. 1993:
The North Atlantic oscillation signature in deuterium excess signals in the Greenland Ice Sheet Progect 2 ice core, 1840-1970.
Geophys. Res. Lett., v. 20, no. 24, pp 2901-2904.
no_pdf r0029
1993 Bradley, R., Bard, E., Joussaume, S., Lautenschlager, M., Molfino, B., Rashke, R., Shackleton, N., Sirocko, F., Stauffer, B., and White, J. 1993:
Evaluating Strategies for Reconstructing Global Changes: What and Where are the Gaps?.
in Global Changes in the Perspective of the Past, Eddy, J. and Oeschger, H., eds., Wiley, New York.
no_pdf r0025
1993 Grootes, P.M., Stuiver, M., White, J.W.C., Johnsen, S.J., and Jouzel, J. 1993:
Comparison of oxygen isotope records from the GISP2 and GRIP Greenland ice cores.
Nature, v 366, pp552-554.
pdf r0028
1993 Taylor, K.C., Lamorey, G.W., Doyle, G.A., Alley, R.B., Grootes, P.M., Mayewski, P.A., White, J.W.C., and Barlow, L.K. 1993:
The Flickering Switch of Late Wisconsin Climate Change.
Nature, 361, pp 432-436.
pdf r0022
1993 White, J., Molfino, B., Labeyrie, L., Stauffer, B., and Farquhar, G. 1993:
How Reliable and Consistent are Paleodata from Continents, Oceans, and Ice?.
in Global Changes in the Perspective of the Past, Eddy, J. and Oeschger, H., eds., Wiley, New York.
no_pdf r0024
1993 White, J.W.C. 1993:
Don't touch that dial.
Nature, v. 364, p. 186. (Commentary)
pdf r0026
1992 Lawrence, J. R. and J. W. C. White 1992:
The Elusive Climate Signal in the Isotopic Composition of Precipitation.
Geochemical Society Special Publication No.3.
no_pdf r0021
1991 Cook, E.R., L.J. Graumlich, P. Martin, J. Pastor, I.C. Prentice, T.R. Swetnam, K. Valentin, M. Verstraete, T. Webb III, J. White and I. Woodward 1991:
Biosphere-Climate Interactions during the Past 18,000 Years: Towards a Global Model of the Terrestrial Biosphere.
in Global Changes of the Past, ed. by R.S. Bradley, UCAR/OIES. pp 25-42.
pdf r0019
1991 Jouzel, J., R. D. Koster, R. J. Suozzo, G. L. Russell, J. W. C. White, and W. S. Broecker 1991:
Simulations of the HDO and H218O Atmospheric Cycles Using the NASA/GISS General Circulation Model: Sensitivity Analyses.
J. Geophys. Res. vol 96, No. D4, pp7495-7507.
pdf r0020
1991 Petit, J-R., J. W. C. White, N. W. Young, J. Jouzel, and Y. S. Korotkevich 1991:
Deuterium Excess in Recent Antarctic Snow.
J. Geophys. Res., 96, D3, pp 5113-5122.
pdf r0018
1989 Dansgaard, W. , J. W. C. White, and S. J. Johnsen 1989:
The abrupt termination of the Younger Dryas.
Nature, 339, pp 532-534.
pdf r0016
1989 Johnsen, S.J., W. Dansgaard and J.W.C. White 1989:
The Origin of Arctic Precipitation Under Present and Glacial Conditions.
Tellus, 41B, pp 452-468.
no_pdf r0015
1989 Koster, R., Jouzel, J., Broecker, W.S., White, J.W. C., Suozzo, R., Russell, G, and Rind, D. 1989:
The global geochemistry of bomb produced tritium: general circulation models compared to available observations and traditional interpretations.
J. Geophys. Res., 94, D15, pp 18,305-18,326.
no_pdf r0017
1989 White, J. W. C. 1989:
Stable Hydrogen isotope ratios in plants: a review of current theory and some potential applications.
in Stable Isotopes in Ecological Systems, ed. by P. Rundel, J.R. Ehleringer and K.A. Nagy, Springer-Verlag, pp 142-162.
pdf r0014
1989 White, J.W.C., P. Primblecombe, C. Bruhl, C.I. Davidson, R.J. Delmas, G. Gravenhorst, K.O. Munnich, S.A. Penkett, U, Schotterer, J. Schwander, G.E. Shaw, and D. Wagenbach 1989:
How Do Glaciers Record Environmental Processes and Preserve Information ?.
in The Environmental Record in Glaciers ed. by C.C. Langway, Jr. and H. Oeschger, Dahlem Workshop Report, Wiley, New York.
pdf r0013
1988 Simpson, H. J., Hamza, M. S., White, J. W. C., Nada, A., Awad, M. A. 1988:
Evaporative enrichment of deuterium and oxygen-18 in arid zone irrigation.
in Isotope Techniques in Water Resources Development, Proceedings Series STI/PUB/757, IAEA, Vienna, pp 241-256.
no_pdf r0012
1988 White, J.W.C., S.J. Johnsen, and W. Dansgaard 1988:
The Origin of Arctic Precipitation as Deduced from its Deuterium Excess.
Annals of Glaciology, vol. 10, pp 219-220.
pdf r0011
1987 Gedzelman, S. D., J. R. Lawrence, J. W. C. White, and D. Smiley 1987:
The Isotopic Composition pf Precipitation at Mohonk Lake , New York: The Amount Effect.
J. Geophys. Res. vol 92:D1, pp 1033-1040.
pdf r0010
1987 Jouzel, J., G.L. Russell, R.J. Suozzo, R.D. Koster, J.W.C. White and W.S. Broecker 1987:
Simulations of the HDO and H218O Atmospheric Cycles Using the NASA GISS General Circulation Model: The Seasonal Cycle for Present Day Conditions.
J. Geophys. Research, vol. 92(D12), pp 14739-14760.
no_pdf r0009
1985 Stahle, D. W., E. R. Cook and J. W. C. White 1985:
Tree-ring dating of bald cypress and the potential for millenia long chronologies in the Southeast.
American Antiquity, 50, pp 796-802.
pdf r0008
1985 Takahashi, T., Olafsson, J., Broecker, W. S., Goddard, J., Chipman, D., and White, J. W. C. 1985:
Seasonal variability of the carbon-nutrient chemistry in the ocean areas west and north of Iceland.
in Proceedings of a Nordic Symposium, ed. by U. Stafansson, J. Marine Research Institute Reykjavik, vol. 9, pp 20-36.
pdf r0007
1985 White, J. W. C., Cook, E. R., Lawrence, J. R., and Broecker, W. S. 1985:
The D/H ratios in trees: implications for water sources and tree ring D/H ratios.
Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, vol. 49, pp 237-246.
pdf r0006
1984 Lawrence, J. R., and White, J. W. C. 1984:
Growing season precipitation from the D/H ratios of Eastern White Pine.
Nature, vol. 311, pp 558-560
pdf r0005
1984 White, J. W. C., and Gedzelman, S. D. 1984:
The isotopic composition of atmospheric water vapor at Palisades New York and the concurrent meteorological conditions.
J. Geophys. Research, vol. 89, pp 4937-4939.
no_pdf r0004
1982 Lawrence, J. R. Gedzelman, S. D., White, J. W. C., Smiley, D., and Lazov, P. I. 1982:
Storm trajectories in eastern U. S.: D/H isotopic composition of precipitation.
Nature, vol. 296, pp 638-640.
pdf r0003
1981 Stuiver, M., Rebello, A., White, J., and Broecker, W. 1981:
Isotopic indicators of age/growth in tropical trees.
New Directions for Research, ed. by F. Bormann and G. Berlyn, Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Bulletin N. 94, pp 75-82.
no_pdf r0002
1980 White, J. W. C., and J. R. Lawrence 1980:
The relationships between the non-exchangeable hydrogens of tree ring cellulose and source waters for tree sap.
in Proceedings of the International Meeting on Stable Isotopes in Tree Ring Research, ed. by G. C. Jacoby, U. S. Department of Energy, November.
no_pdf r0001

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