Switzerland; Temperature; Oman; Yemen; Turkey; Precipitation; Environment; India; Late Pleistocene; Holocene; Speleothems
Breitenbach Sebastian F M, Breitenbach Sebastian F M, Lechleitner Franziska A., Meyer Hanno, Diengdoh Gregory, Mattey David, Marwan Norbert (2015), Cave ventilation and rainfall signals in dripwater in a monsoonal setting - a monitoring study from NE India, in Chemical Geology
, 402, 111-124.
Donges J. F., Donges J. F., Donner R. V., Donner R. V., Marwan N., Breitenbach S. F M, Breitenbach S. F M, Rehfeld K., Rehfeld K., Kurths J., Kurths J., Kurths J., Viehberg F. (2015), Non-linear regime shifts in Holocene Asian monsoon variability: Potential impacts on cultural change and migratory patterns, in Climate of the Past
, 11(5), 709-741.
Myers C.G., Oster J.L., Sharp W.D., Bennartz R., Kelley N.P., Covey A.K., Breitenbach S.F.M. (2015), Northeast Indian stalagmite records El Niño dynamics: implications for moisture transport and drought in India, in Geophysical Research Letters
, 42, 1.
Sinha Ashish, Kathayat Gayatri, Cheng Hai, Breitenbach Sebastian F M, Berkelhammer Max, Mudelsee Manfred, Biswas Jayant, Edwards R L (2015), Trends and oscillations in the Indian summer monsoon rainfall over the last two millennia., in Nature communications
, 6, 6309-6309.
Ridley Harriet E., Asmerom Yemane, Baldini James U L, Breitenbach Sebastian F M, Aquino Valorie V., Prufer Keith M., Culleton Brendan J., Polyak Victor, Lechleitner Franziska A., Kennett Douglas J., Zhang Minghua, Marwan Norbert, Macpherson Colin G., Baldini Lisa M., Xiao Tingyin, Peterkin Joanne L., Awe Jaime, Haug Gerald H. (2014), Aerosol forcing of the position of the intertropical convergence zone since ad 1550, in Nature Geoscience
, 8(3), 195-200.
Haldon J., Roberts N., Izdebski A., Fleitmann D., Ladstaetter Cassis M., Doonan O., Eastwood W., Elton H.S., McCormick M., Manning S., Newhard J., Nichol K., Telelis I., Xoplaki E. (2014), Byzantine Anatolia: a 'laboratory' for the study of climate impacts and socio-environmental relations in the past, in Journal of Interdisciplinary History
, 45(2), 113-161.
Ohata Masaki, Tabersky Daniel, Glaus Reto, Koch Joachim, Hattendorf Bodo, Guenther Detlef (2014), Comparison of 795 nm and 265 nm femtosecond and 193 nm nanosecond laser ablation inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry for the quantitative multi-element analysis of glass materials, in JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY
, 29(8), 1345-1353.
Tabersky Daniel, Luechinger Norman A., Rossier Michael, Reusser Eric, Hametner Kathrin, Aeschlimann Beat, Frick Daniel A., Halim Samuel C., Thompson Jay, Danyushevsky Leonid, Guenther Detlef (2014), Development and characterization of custom-engineered and compacted nanoparticles as calibration materials for quantification using LA-ICP-MS, in JOURNAL OF ANALYTICAL ATOMIC SPECTROMETRY
, 29(6), 955-962.
Borovinskaya Olga, Burger Marcel, Flamigni Luca, Gschwind Sabrina, Tabersky Daniel, Wang Hao A O, Hattendorf Bodo, Koch Joachim, Günther Detlef (2014), Element analysis of small and even smaller objects by ICPMS and LA-ICPMS., in Chimia
, 68(3), 112-8.
Meckler A Nele, Ziegler Martin, Millán M Isabel, Breitenbach Sebastian F M, Bernasconi Stefano M (2014), Long-term performance of the Kiel carbonate device with a new correction scheme for clumped isotope measurements., in Rapid communications in mass spectrometry : RCM
, 28(15), 1705-15.
Gilg H. Albert, Krüger Yves, Taubald Heinrich, van den Kerkhof Alfons M., Frenz Martin, Morteani Giulio (2014), Mineralisation of amethyst-bearing geodes in Ametista do Sul (Brazil) from low-temperature sedimentary brines: evidence from monophase liquid inclusions and stable isotopes, in Mineralium Deposita
, 49, 861-877.
Affolter S., Affolter S., Fleitmann D., Fleitmann D., Leuenberger M., Leuenberger M. (2014), New online method for water isotope analysis of speleothem fluid inclusions using laser absorption spectroscopy (WS-CRDS), in Climate of the Past
, 10(4), 1291-1304.
Krüger Yves, Krüger Yves, Hiltbrunner Beat, Luder Andres, Fleitmann Dominik, Fleitmann Dominik, Fleitmann Dominik, Frenz Martin (2014), Novel heating/cooling stage designed for fluid inclusion microthermometry of large stalagmite sections, in Chemical Geology
, 386, 59-65.
Schumilovskikh L.S., Fleitmann D., Nowaczyk N.R., Behling H., Marret F., Wegwerth A., Arz H.W. (2014), Orbital and millennial-scale environmental changes between 64 and 25 ka BP recorded in Black Sea sediments, in Climate of the Past
, 10, 939-945.
Badertscher S., Badertscher S., Borsato A., Frisia S., Cheng H., Cheng H., Edwards R. L., Tüysüz O., Fleitmann D., Fleitmann D., Fleitmann D. (2014), Speleothems as sensitive recorders of volcanic eruptions - the Bronze Age Minoan eruption recorded in a stalagmite from Turkey, in Earth and Planetary Science Letters
, 392, 58-66.
Spadin F., Marti D., Hidalgo-Staub R., Ricka J., Fleitmann D., Frenz M. (2014), Technical Note: How accurate can stalagmite formation temperatures be determined using vapour bubble radius measurements in fluid inclusions?, in Climate of the Past Discussions
, 10, 3689-3713.
Tsurikhin E., Breitenbach S.F.M., Loginov V., Votinseva A. (2014), The Dark Star of Baisun-tau: a history of exploration in Southern Uzbekistan, 1990-2013, in Cave and Karst Science
, 41(1), 36-41.
Baker A., Sodemann H., Baldini J.U.L., Breitenbach S.F.M., Johnson K.R., van Hunen J., Zhang P., Indian Ocean source for East Asian Summer Monsoon rainfall, in Journal of Geophysical Research - Atmospheres
Winter A., Miller T., Kushnir Y., Black D., Lohmann G., Burnett A., Haug G., Estrella-Martinez J., Breitenbach S.F.M., Beaufort L., Cheng H., Persistent drying linked to volcanic forcing, in Nature Communications
One goal of STALCLIM I was the improvement and/or establishment of new experimental methods to disentangle the climatic and environmental signals preserved in stalagmites from Switzerland, Turkey, Arabia and India. Since the official start of Sinergia STALCLIM in January 2011 significant progress has been made in the paleoclimatic interpretation of stalagmites from Switzerland, Turkey, Arabia and India (STALCLIM groups A, B). The in the same time developed state-off-the-art methods (STALCLIM groups C, D, E and F) to extract novel paleoclimate information from speleothems calcite can be now applied on stalagmites to develop long, continuous and near-instrumental records of precipitation and temperature for the Holocene and late Pleistocene. Such records are currently in high demand for benchmarking climate models that are also used for climate predictions. However, the development of these new and unique methods was intellectually challenging, hence time consuming and caused some unexpected delays. In order to achieve the main research objectives outlined in the original Sinergia proposal we request funding for one additional year. This extension would allow us to construct comprehensive multi-proxy stalagmite-based climate records which match those obtained from ice cores and lake sediments. Furthermore, it would also allow PhD-students to complete their thesis and postdocs to publish additional articles in highly-ranked international journals.