Project Publications

Journal Articles

Kennett, DJ, Breitenbach, SFM, Aquino, VV, Asmersom, Y, Awe, J, Baldini, JUL, Bartlein, P, Culleton, BJ, Ebert, C, Jazwa, C, Macri, MJ, Marwan, N, Polyak, V, Prufer, KM, Ridley, HE, Sodemann, H, Winterhalder, B & Haug, GH. (2012) Development and Disintegration of Maya Political Systems in Response to Climate Change. Science 338: 788-791

Breitenbach, SFM., Rehfeld, K, Goswami, B, Baldini, JUL, Ridley, HE, Kennett, D, Prufer, K, Aquino, VV, Asmerom, Y, Polyak, VJ, Cheng, H, Kurths, J, & Marwan, N. (2012) Constructing Proxy Records from Age models (COPRA). Climate of the Past 8, 1765-1779.

J.A. Wassenburg, D. Scholz, K.P. Jochum, H. Cheng, J. Oster, A. Immenhauser, D.K. Richter, T. Häger, R.A. Jamieson, J.U.L. Baldini, D. Hoffmann, S.F.M. Breitenbach (2016). In Press. Determination of aragonite trace element distribution coefficients from speleothem calcite–aragonite transitions. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Franziska A. Lechleitner, James U.L. Baldini, Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach, Jens Fohlmeister, Cameron McIntyre, Bedartha Goswami, Robert A. Jamieson, Tessa S. van der Voort, Keith Prufer, Norbert Marwan, Brendan J. Culleton, Douglas J. Kennett, Yemane Asmerom, Victor Polyak, Timothy I. Eglinton (2016). In press. Hydrological and climatological controls on radiocarbon concentrations in a tropical stalagmite. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Robert A. Jamieson, James U.L. Baldini, Marianne J. Brett, Jessica Taylor, Harriet E. Ridley, Chris J. Ottley, Keith M. Prufer, Jasper A. Wassenburg, Denis Scholz, Sebastian F.M. Breitenbach (2016). In Press. Intra- and inter-annual uranium concentration variability in a Belizean stalagmite controlled by prior aragonite precipitation: A new tool for reconstructing hydro-climate using aragonitic speleothems. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta.

Lechleitner, F.A., Fohlmeister, J., McIntyre, C., Baldini, L.M., Jamieson, R.A., Hercman, H., Gąsiorowski, M., Pawlak, J., Stefaniak, K., Socha, P., Eglinton, T.I. & Baldini, J.U.L. (2016). A novel approach for construction of radiocarbon-based chronologies for speleothems. Quaternary Geochronology 35: 54-66.

Ridley, H.E., Asmerom, Y., Baldini, J.U.L., Breitenbach, S.F.M., Aquino, V.V., Prufer, K.M., Culleton, B.J., Polyak, V., Lechleitner, F.A., Kennett, D.J., Zhang, M., Marwan, N., Macpherson, C.G., Baldini, L.M., Xiao, T., Peterkin, J.L., Awe, J. & Haug, G.H. (2015). Aerosol forcing of the position of the intertropical convergence zone since AD1550. Nature Geoscience 8: 195-200.

Ridley, H.E., Baldini, J.U.L., Prufer, K.M., Walczak, I.W. & Breitenbach, S.F.M. (2015). High resolution monitoring of Yok Balum Cave, Belize: an investigation of seasonal ventilation regimes and the atmospheric and drip-flow response to a local earthquake. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 77(3): 183-199.

Walczak, I.W., Baldini, J.U.L., Baldini, L.M., McDermott, F., Marsden, S., Standish, C.D., Richards, D.A., Andreo, B. & Slater, J. (2015). Reconstructing high-resolution climate using CT scanning of unsectioned stalagmites: A case study identifying the mid-Holocene onset of the Mediterranean climate in southern Iberia. Quaternary Science Reviews 127: 117-128.

Baker, A.J., Sodemann, H., Baldini, J. U. L., Breitenbach, S. F. M., Johnson, K. R., van Hunen, J. & Pingzhong, Z. (2015). Seasonality of westerly moisture transport in the East Asian Summer Monsoon and its implications for interpreting precipitation δ18O. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 120(12): 5850-5862.

Jamieson, R.A., Baldini, J.U.L., Frappier, A.B. & Müller, W. (2015). Volcanic ash fall events identified using principal component analysis of a high-resolution speleothem trace element dataset. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 426: 36-45.

Baldini, J.U.L., Brown, R.J. & McElwaine, J.N. (2015). Was millennial scale climate change during the Last Glacial triggered by explosive volcanism? Scientific Reports 5: 17442.

Baker, A.J., Mattey, D.P. & Baldini, J.U.L. (2014). Reconstructing modern stalagmite growth from cave monitoring, local meteorology, and experimental measurements of dripwater films. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 392: 239-249.

Conference Proceedings

Jamieson RA, Baldini JUL, Frappier AB, & Müller W. Volcanic ashfall events in a speleothem identified using principal component analysis of an exceptionally high resolution trace element dataset. Karst Record VII, Australia & New Zealand, 29 Sept-03 October, 2014.

Ridley HE, Baldini JUL, Prufer KM, Walczak IW, & Breitenbach FM. High resolution monitoring of a tropical cave system reveals dynamic ventilation and hydrologic resilience to seismic activity. Karst Record VII, Australia & New Zealand, 29 September-03 October, 2014.

Walczak IW, Baldini JUL, Baldini LM, Marsden S, McDermott F, Richards DA, Standish CD, & Andreo B. The onset of the Mediterranean climate in western Europe inferred from dating and CT scanning of an unsectioned stalagmite. Karst Record VII, Australia & New Zealand, 29 Sept-03 October, 2014.

Jamieson RA, Baldini JUL, Frappier AB, & Müller W. Volcanic ashfall events in a speleothem identified using principal component analysis of LA-ICP-MS trace element data. European Workshop on Laser Ablation, July 2014.

Lechleitner FA, McIntyre C, Breitenbach SFM, Polyak V, Asmerom Y, Prufer KM, Culleton BJ, Kennett DJ, Baldini JUL & Eglinton TI. Late Holocene 14C variations recorded by a speleothem from Yok Balum Cave, Belize. California Goldschmidt 2014, Sacramento, California, June 2014.

Ridley H, Asmerom Y, Baldini J, Breitenbach S, Aquino V, Prufer K, Culleton B, Polyak V, Lechleitner F, Kennett D, Zhang M, Marwan N, Macpherson C, Baldini L, Xiao T, Awe J & Haug G. Effects of natural and anthropogenic aerosols on ITCZ position. California Goldschmidt 2014, Sacramento California, June 2014.

Walczak IW, Baldini JUL, Baldini LM, Marsden S, McDermott F, Richards DA, Standish CD, & Andreo B. The onsest of the Mediterranean climate in western Europe inferred from dating and CT scanning of an unsectioned stalagmite. California Goldschmidt 2014, Sacramento California, June 2014.

Ridley H, Asmerom Y, Baldini J, Aquino V, Breitenbach S, Polyak V, Prufer K, Kennett D, Culleton B, Marwan N, Lechleitner F, Macpherson C, Haug G & Awe J. Variability in Central American rainfall amount and seasonality over the past four centuries: evidence from a monthly resolved Belizean stalagmite. AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, December 2013.

Walczak IW, Baldini J, Macperson C, Marsden S, Richards D, Jamieson R, Slater J, Baldini L, and Hugill C. Reconstructing climate using the geochemistry and computed tomography of stalagmites. EGU General Assembly 2013, Vienna, Austria, April 2013: Geophysical Research Abstracts, v. 15, EGU2013-797-2.