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School of the Earth, Ocean and Environment


MSRL Current Research

Our lab's faculty, staff and students are presently involved with long term projects in the Cariaco Basin (Venezuela), the California Borderlands (Santa Barbara), the Gulf of Mexico, the Gulf of Tehuantepec (eastern Pacific) and Baja California Borderlands as well as various other research project around the world. Below is a list of recent publications from our research group.

Recent Lab Publications

Marshall., B.J., Thunell, R., Henehan, M., Wejnert, K., Astor, Y., Planktonic foraminiferal area density as a proxy for carbonate ion concentration: A calibration study using the Cariaco Basin Time Series. (in press, Paleoceanography).

Kiang, J.E., Stewart, D.W., Archfield, S.A., Osborne, E.B., and Eng, Ken, 2013, A national streamflow network gap analysis: U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2013–5013, 79 p.

Montes, E., Muller-Karger, F., Thunell, R. and others, 2012. Vertical fluxes of particulate biogenic material through the euphotic and twilight zones in the Cariaco Basin, Venezuela, Deep Sea Research 67, 73-84

Hertzberg, J., Black, D., Peterson, L., Thunell, R., and Haug, G., 2012. Decadal- to centennial-scale tropical Atlantic climate variability across a Dansgaard-Oeschger cycle, Paleoceanography 27, PA3218, doi:10.1029/2011PA002251.

Ren, H., Sigman, D., Thunell, R and Prokopenko, M., 2012. Nitrogen isotopic composition of planktonic foraminifera from the modern ocean and recent sediments, Limnology and Oceanography 57, 1011-1024.

Cronin, T., Rayburn, J., Guilbault, J., Thunell, R. and Franzi, D., 2012. Stable isotope evidence for glacial lake drainage through the St. Lawrence Estuary, eastern Canada, ~ 13.1-12.9 ka, Quaternary International 260, 55-65.

Pichevin, L., Ganeshram, R., Reynolds, B., Prahl, F., Pedersen, T., Thunell, R., and McClymont, E., 2012. Silicic acid biogeochemistry in the Gulf of California: Insights from sedimentary Si isotopes. Paleoceanography 27, PA2201, doi: 10.1029/2011PA002237..

Black, D.Thunell, R.Wejnert, K. and Astor, Y., 2011. Carbon isotope composition of Caribbean Sea surface waters: Response to the uptake of anthropogenic CO2, Geophysical Research Letters 38, L16609, doi: 10.1029/2011GL048538.

Khider, D., Stott, L.D., Emile-Geay, J., Thunell, R., Hammond, D.E., 2011. Assessing El Niño Southern Oscillation variability during the past millennium, Paleoceanography 26, PA3222, doi:10.1029/2011PA002139.

Pusz, A.Thunell, R. and Miller, K., 2011. Deep water temperature, carbonate ion, and ice volume changes across the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition, Paleoceanography 26, PA2205, doi:10.1029/2010PA001950..

Newton, A.Thunell, R. and Stott, L., 2011. Changes in the Indonesian Throughflow during the past 2000 years, Geology 39, 63-66.

Cronin, T., Hayo, K., Thunell, R., Dwyer, G., Saenger, C. and Willard, D., 2010. The Medieval climate anomaly and Little Ice Age in Chesapeake Bay and the North Atlantic Ocean, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 297, 299-310.

Wejnert, K., Pride, C., and Thunell, R., 2010. The oxygen isotope composition of planktonic foraminifera from Guaymas Basin, Gulf of California: Seasonal, annual and interspecies variability, Marine Microplaeontology 74, 29-37.

Martinez, N., Murray, R., Thunell, R., Peterson, L., Muller-Karger, F., Lorenzoni, L., Astor, Y., and Varela, R., 2010. Local and regional chemical signatures of surface sediments of the Cariaco Basin and Orinoco Delta, Venezuela, Geology. 38, 159-162.