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11 Research Items
August 2015 - January 2020
- PhD Student
- Applying carbonate clumped isotope thermometry to planktonic and benthic foraminifera in order to better understand climate change in the Cenozoic epoch (e.g., Mid-Miocene Climate Transition)
May 2014 - October 2014
- Neighborhood verification of convection in the Swiss COSMO models with radar and satellite measurements
Quantitative reconstructions of hydrological change during ancient greenhouse warming events provide valuable insight into warmer-than-modern hydrological cycles but are limited by paleoclimate proxy uncertainties. We present sea surface temperature (SST) records and seawater oxygen isotope (δ18Osw) estimates for the Middle Eocene Climatic Optimum...
Characterizing past climate states is crucial for understanding the future consequences of ongoing greenhouse gas emissions. Here, we revisit the benchmark time series for deep ocean temperature across the past 65 million years using clumped isotope thermometry. Our temperature estimates from the deep Atlantic Ocean are overall much warmer compared...
The middle Miocene climate transition (MMCT), around 14 Ma, was associated with a significant climatic shift, but the mechanisms triggering the event remain enigmatic. We present a clumped isotope (Δ47) bottom-water temperature (BWT) record from 16.0 to 12.2 Ma from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 747 in the Southern Ocean and compare it to exist...
Increased use and improved methodology of carbonate clumped isotope thermometry has greatly enhanced our ability to interrogate a suite of Earth‐system processes. However, inter‐laboratory discrepancies in quantifying carbonate clumped isotope (Δ₄₇) measurements persist, and their specific sources remain unclear. To address inter‐laboratory differe...
The middle Miocene climate transition (MMCT, ~14.5–13.0 Ma) was associated with a significant expansion of Antarctic ice, but the mechanisms triggering the event remain enigmatic. We present a new clumped isotope (∆47) bottom water temperature (BWT) record from 16.0 Ma to 12.2 Ma from Ocean Drilling Program (ODP) Site 747 in the Southern Ocean, and...
The middle Miocene is an important analogue for potential future warm climates. However, few independent deep ocean temperature records exist, though these are important for climate model validation and estimates of changes in ice volume. Existing records, all based on the foraminiferal Mg/Ca proxy, suggest that bottom water temperatures were 5–8°C...
The middle Miocene climate transition (~14 million years ago) was characterized by a dramatic increase in the volume of the Antarctic ice sheet. The driving mechanism of this transition remains under discussion, with hypotheses including circulation changes, declining carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and orbital forcing. Southern Ocean records of p...
Applying the clumped isotope (Δ47) thermometer to foraminifer microfossils offers the potential to significantly improve paleoclimate reconstructions, owing to its insensitivity to the isotopic composition of seawater (unlike traditional oxygen isotope (δ¹⁸O) analyses). However, the extent to which primary Δ47 signatures of foraminiferal calcites c...
Obtaining absolute temperatures of the ocean in deep time is complicated by the lack of constraints on seawater chemistry. Seawater salinity, carbonate ion concentration, δ18O, and elemental abundance changes may obscure widely applied paleo‐proxies. In addition, with foraminifera‐based proxies applied over long timescales or through major transiti...