Reading List

The lecturers have put together a reading list to prepare for the lectures given at the summer school

Core lectures:


Radiative forcing

K.H. Nisancioglu, 2009: Plio-Pleistocene Glacial Cycles and Milankovitch Variability, Encyclopedia of Ocean Sciences (Second Edition). (pdf)


Raymo, M. E. & Huybers, P., 2008: Unlocking the mysteries of the ice ages. Nature.



Marine proxies

Shakun, J. D., Clark, P. U., He, F., Marcott, S. A., Mix, A. C., Liu, Z., et al., 2012: Global warming preceded by increasing carbon dioxide concentrations during the last deglaciation. Nature, 484(7392), 49–54. doi:10.1038/nature10915


Fairbanks, R. G., 1989: A 17, 000-year glacio-eustatic sea level record: influence of glacial melting rates on the Younger Dryas event and deep-ocean circulation. Nature, 342(6250), 637–642.



Ice sheet system dynamics

Hanna et al., 2013, Ice-sheet mass balance and climate change, Nature Review, doi:10.1038/nature12238.



D. Pollard and R. M. DeConto, 2009: Modelling West Antarctic ice sheet growth and collapse through the past five million years. Nature, 458, doi:10.1038/nature07809


D. Pollard and R. M. DeConto , 2012: Description of a hybrid ice sheet-shelf model, and application to Antarctica. Geosci. Model Dev., 5: 1273­1295 doi:10.5194/gmd-5-1273-2012



Ice core records

2 references coming soon



Intro to field trip

Kleman, J.; Stroeven, A. P. & Lundqvist, J., 2008: Patterns of Quaternary ice sheet erosion and deposition in Fennoscandia and a theoretical framework for explanation. Geomorphology, 97, 73-90.


Denton, G. H.; Anderson, R. F.; Toggweiler, J. R.; Edwards, R. L.; Schaefer, J. M. & Putnam, A. E., 2010: The Last Glacial Termination, Science, 328, 1652-1656



Terrestrial proxies  

Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Broecker, W.S., Denton, G.H., Kong, X.G., Wang, Y.J., Zhang, R. and Wang, X.F., 2009:  Ice age terminations.  Science, 326, 248-252.


Rasmussen, S.O., K.K. Andersen, A.M. Svensson, J.P. Steffensen, B.M. Vinther, H.B. Clausen, M-L. Siggard-Andersen, S.J. Johnsen, L.B. Larsen, D. Dahl-Jensen, M. Bigler, R. Röthlisberger, H. Fischer, K. Goto-Azuma, M.E. Hansson and U. Ruth, 2006:  A new Greenland ice core chronology for the last glacial termination.  J. Geophysical Research, 111, D06102, doi:10.1029/2005JD006079.


Wolff, E.W., J. Chappellaz, T. Blunier, S.O. Rasmussen and A. Svensson, 2010: Millennial-scale variability during the last glacial: The ice core record.  Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2828-2838.



Reconstructions of ice margins

Benn and Evans Glaciers and Glaciation, 2010. Chapter 12 (general)


Ridge et al, 2012: The new north American valve chronology: a precise record of southeastern Laurentide Ice sheet deglaciation and climate, 18.2-12.5 kyr BP, and correlations with Greenland Ice core records.  American Journal of Science, 312, 685-722.


Clague, J.J. and Ward, B., 2011:  Pleistocene Glaciation of British Columbia. Developments in Quaternary Science. Vol. 15, doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53447-7.00044-1.



The Ocean's Role in Deglacial Climate Change

Wyrtki, 1961: The thermohaline circulation in relation to the general circulation in the oceans. Deeo sea Research. Vol. 8, nr. 1, pp 39-64.


Clark et al., 2002: The role of the thermohaline circulation in abrupt climate change. Nature, vol. 415,



Atmospheric dynamics

Hartmann, D. L., 2007: The atmospheric general circulation and its variability, JOURNAL OF THE METEOROLOGICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, 85B, 123-143.


I. M. Held, M. Ting, and H. Wang, 2002: Northern Winter Stationary Waves: Theory and Modeling. J. Climate,15, 2125–2144.



Numerical ocean modeling

Manabe, S. and R. J. Stouffer, 1997: Coupled ocean-atmosphere model response to freshwater input: Comparison to Younger Dryas Event, Paleoceanography, 12 (2), 321-336.


Clarke, G., Leverington, D., Teller, J. and Dyke, A. (2003) Superlakes, Megafloods, and Abrupt Climate Change, Science, 301, 922-923.




Special topics


Data-model integration

Tarasov et al., 2012: A data-calibrated distribution of deglacial chronologies for the North American ice complex from glaciological modeling,. doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.09.010


J. Rougier, 2007: Probabilistic inference for future climate using an ensemble of climate model evaluations. Climatic Change, 81:247­264, doi: 10.1007/s10584-006-9156-9.

20-6 2013