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  • Lippold, J., J. Gottschalk, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, M. Schmidt, S. Szidat and A. Bahr (2023). "Systematic analyses of radiocarbon ages of co-existing planktonic foraminifera " Radiocarbon 65(4):876-898.
  • Pöppelmeier, F., A. Jeltsch-Thömmes, J. Lippold, F. Joos and T. F. Stocker (2023). "Multi-proxy constraints on Atlantic circulation dynamics since the last ice age." Nature Geoscience 16(4): 349-356.
  • Muglia, J., S. Mulitza, J. Repschläger, A. Schmittner, L. Lembke-Jene, L. Lisiecki, A. Mix, R. Saraswat, E. Sikes, C. Waelbroeck, J. Gottschalk, J. Lippold, D. Lund, G. Martinez-Mendez, E. Michel, F. Muschitiello, S. Naik, Y. Okazaki, L. Stott, A. Voelker and N. Zhao (2023). "A global synthesis of high-resolution stable isotope data from benthic foraminifera of the last deglaciation." Scientific Data 10(1): 131..
  • Pöppelmeier, F., J. Lippold, P. Blaser, M. Gutjahr, M. Frank, T. Stocker (2022). Neodymium isotopes as a paleo-water mass tracer: A model-data reassessment. Quaternary Science Reviews, 279.
  • Süfke F., M. Gutjahr, L. Keigwin, B. Reilly, L.  Giosan, J. Lippold (2022). Arctic drainage of Laurentide Ice Sheet meltwater throughout the past 14,700 years. Nature Communications Earth & Environment, 3 (98).
  • Pöppelmeier, F., M. Gutjahr, P. Blaser, H. Schulz, F. Süfke and Lippold, J., (2021). Stable Atlantic deep water mass sourcing on glacial-interglacial time-scales. Geophysical Research Letters 48, 15.
  • Pross, J., Bahr, A., Berke, M., Blum, M., Brzelinski, S., Campos, H., Catunda, M.C., Evers, F., Kaboth, S., Kotthoff, U., Koutsodendris, A., Krengel, T., Lange, D., Lippold, J., Mächtle, B., Manta, K., Maicher, D., Norris, R., Pöppelmeier, F., Ravani, A., Schulz, H., Süfke, F., Sugla, R., Vakhrameeva, P., Vannacci, M., Otte, F. and Raeke, A., (2021). Eastern Mediterranean Paleoclimate and Ecosystems during the Rise of Early Civilizations, Cruise No. M144, December 27, 2017 - January 18, 2018, Heraklion (Greece) - Catania (Italy). 2195-8475, Gutachterpanel Forschungsschiffe; Bonn.
  • Ronge, T.A., Lippold, J., Geibert, W., Jaccard, S.L., Mieruch-Schnülle, S., Süfke, F. and Tiedemann, R., (2021). Deglacial patterns of South Pacific overturning inferred from 231Pa and 230Th. Scientific Reports, 11(1): 20473.
  • Xu, Q., Xiao, W., Wang, R., Süfke, F., Lippold, J., Not, C., (2021). Driving Mechanisms of Sedimentary 230Th and 231Pa Variability in the Western Arctic Ocean Through the Last Glacial Cycle. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 36, e2020PA004039.
  • Hayes, C.T., Costa, K.M., Anderson, R.F., Calvo, E., Chase, Z., Demina, L.L., Dutay, J.-C., German, C.R., Heimbürger-Boavida, L.-E., Jaccard, S.L., Jacobel, A., Kohfeld, K.E., Kravchishina, M.D., Lippold, J., Mekik, F., Missiaen, L., Pavia, F.J., Paytan, A., Pedrosa-Pamies, R., Petrova, M.V., Rahman, S., Robinson, L.F., Roy-Barman, M., Sanchez-Vidal, A., Shiller, A., Tagliabue, A., Tessin, A.C., van Hulten, M., Zhang, J., (2021). Global Ocean Sediment Composition and Burial Flux in the Deep Sea. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 35.
  • Nürnberg D., Riff T., Bahr A., Karas C., Meier K., Lippold J. (2021). Western boundary current in relation to Atlantic Subtropical Gyre dynamics during abrupt glacial climate fluctuations. Global and Planetary Change 201, 103497.
  • Jakob K., Pross J, Link J, Blaser P., Braaten A., Friedrich O. (2021). Deep-ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during the Plio-Pleistocene intensification of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation (~2.65–2.4 Ma). Marine Micropaleontology 101998.
  • Luo, Y., Lippold, J., Allen, S.E., Tjiputra, J., Jaccard, S.L., Francois, R. (2021). The influence of deep water circulation on the distribution of 231Pa and 230Th in the Pacific Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 554, 116674.
  • Pöppelmeier, F., J. Scheen, P. Blaser, J. Lippold, M. Gutjahr, Stocker, T. (2021). Influence of elevated Nd fluxes on the northern Nd isotope end member of the Atlantic during the early Holocene. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 35, e2020PA003973.
  • Blaser P., Gutjahr M., Pöppelmeier F., Frank M., Kaboth-Bahr S., Lippold J. (2020). Labrador Sea bottom water provenance and REE exchange during the past 35,000 years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 542, 116299.
  • Pöppelmeier F., Gutjahr M., Blaser P., Jaccard S.L., Frank M., Max L., Lippold J. (2020). Northern-sourced water dominated the Atlantic Ocean during the Last Glacial Maximum. Geology 48 (8), 826-829.
  • Vogt-Vincent N., Lippold J., Kaboth-Bahr S., Blaser P. (2020). Ice-rafted debris as a source of non-conservative behaviour for the εNd palaeotracer: insights from a simple model. Geo-Marine Letters, 40, 325340.
  • Costa K. M., Hayes C. M., Anderson R. F., Pavia F. J., Bausch A., Deng F., Dutay J.-C., Geibert W., Heinze C., Henderson G., Hillaire‐Marcel C., Hoffmann S., Jaccard S. L., Jacobel A. W., Kienast S. S., Kipp L., Lerner P., Lippold J., Lund D., Marcantonio F., McGee D., McManus J. F., Mekik F., Middleton J. L., Missiaen L., Not C., Pichat S., Robinson L. F., Rowland G. H., Roy‐Barman M., Tagliabue A., Torfstein A., Winckler G. and Zhou Y. (2020). 230Th normalization: New insights on an essential tool for quantifying sedimentary fluxes in the modern and Quaternary ocean. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 35, e2019PA003820.
  • Süfke F., Schulz H., Scheen J., Szidat S., Regelous M., Blaser P., Pöppelmeier F., Goepfert T. J., Stocker T. F. and Lippold J. (2020) Inverse response of 231Pa/230Th to variations of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation in the North Atlantic intermediate water. Geo-Marine Letters, 40, 75–87.
  • Pöppelmeier F., Gutjahr M., Blaser P., Oppo D., Jaccard S., Regelous M., Huang K., Süfke F., Lippold J. (2020). Water mass gradients of the mid-depth Southwest Atlantic during the past 25,000 years. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 531, 115963.
  • Süfke F., Pöppelmeier F.,Goepfert T., Regelous M., Koutsodendris A., Blaser P., Gutjahr M., Lippold J. (2019). Constraints on the northwestern Atlantic deep water circulation from 231Pa/230Th during the last 30,000 years. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 34, 1945–1958.
  • Blaser P., Frank M., van de Flierdt T. (2019). Revealing past ocean circulation with neodymium isotopes. Past Global Changes Magazine, 27(2), 45-92.
  • Lippold, J., Pöppelmeier, F., Süfke, F., Gutjahr, M., Goepfert, T.J., Blaser, P., Friedrich, O., Link, J.M., Wacker, L., Rheinberger, S., Jaccard, S.L. (2019). Constraining the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the Holocene. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 11338-11346.
  • Pöppelmeier, F., Blaser, P., Gutjahr, M., Süfke, F., Thornalley, D.J.R., Grützner, J., Jakob, K.A., Link, J.M., Szidat, S., Lippold, J. (2019). Influence of ocean circulation and benthic exchange on deep Northwest Atlantic Nd isotope records during the past 30,000 years. Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 20, 4457–4469.
  • Thöle, L. M., Amsler, H. E., Moretti, S., Auderset, A., Gilgannon, J., Lippold, J., Vogel, H., Crosta, X., Mazaud, A., Michel, E., Martinez-Garcia, A., Jaccard, S. L. (2019). Glacial-interglacial dust and export production records from the Southern Indian Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 525, 115716.
  • Süfke, F., Gutjahr, M., Gilli, A., Anselmetti, F., Glur, L., Eisenhauer, A. (2019). Early stage weathering systematics of Pb and Nd isotopes derived from a high-Alpine Holocene lake sediment record. Chemical Geology 507, 42-53.
  • Obert, J. C., Scholz, D., Felis, T., Lippold, J., Jochum, K. P., Andreae, M. O. (2019). Improved constrains on open-system processes in fossil reef corals by combined Th/U, Pa/U and Ra/Th dating: A case study from Aqaba, Jordan. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245, 459-478.
  • Blaser, P., Pöppelmeier, F., Schulz, H., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Lippold, J., Heinrich, H., Link, J. M., Hoffmann, J., Szidat, S., Frank, N. (2019). The resilience and sensitivity of Northeast Atlantic deep water εNd to overprinting by detrital fluxes over the past 30,000 years. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245, 79-97.
  • Waelbroeck, C., Pichat, S., Böhm, E., Lougheed, B. C., Faranda, D., Vrac, M., Vazquez Riveiros, N., Burckel, P., Lippold, J., Arz, H. W., Dokken, T., Thil, F., Dapoigny, A. (2018). Relative timing of precipitation and ocean circulation changes in the western equatorial Atlantic over the last 45 ky. Climate of the Past, 14: 1315-1330.
  • Studer, A. S., Sigman, D. M., Martinez-Garcia, A., Thöle, L. M., Michel, E., Jaccard, S. L., Lippold, J. A., Mazaud, A., Wang, X. T., Robinson, L. F., Adkins, J. F., Haug, G. H. (2018). Increased nutrient supply to the Southern Ocean during the Holocene and its implications for the pre-industrial atmospheric CO2 rise. Nature Geoscience, 11, 756760.
  • Obert, J. C., Scholz, D., Lippold, J., Felis, T., Jochum, K. P., Andreae, M. O. (2018). Chemical separation and MC-ICPMS analysis of U, Th, Pa and Ra isotope ratios of carbonates. Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 33 1372-1383. 
  • Pöppelmeier, F., Gutjahr, M., Blaser, P., Keigwin, L. D., Lippold, J. (2018). Origin of abyssal NW Atlantic water masses since the Last Glacial Maximum. Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33 (5): 530-543.
  • Gottschalk, J., Szidat, S., Michel, E., Mazaud, A., Salazar, G., Battaglia, M., Lippold, J., Jaccard, S. L. (2018). Radiocarbon measurements of small-size foraminiferal samples with the MIni CArbon DAting System (MICADAS) at the University of Bern: implications for paleoclimate reconstructions. Radiocarbon 60 (2): 469-491. 
  • Luo, Y., J. Tjiputra, C. Guo, Z. Zhang, J. Lippold (2018). Atlantic deep water circulation during the last interglacial. Scientific Reports 8: 4401.
  • Süfke, F., J. Lippold, S. Happel (2018). Improved Separation of Pa from Th and U in marine Sediments with TK400 Resin. Analytical Chemistry, 90 (2): 1395-1401.
  • Wefing, A.-M., J. Arps, P. Blaser, C. Wienberg, D. Hebbeln, N. Frank (2017). High precision U-series dating of scleractinian cold-water corals using an automated chromatographic U and Th extraction. Chemical Geology 475: 140-148.
  • Voigt, I., A.P.S. Cruz, S. Mulitza, A. Mackensen, J. Lippold, B. Antz, M. Zabel, Y. Zhang, C.F. Barbosa, A.A. Tisserand (2017). Variability in mid-depth ventilation of the western Atlantic Ocean during the last deglaciation. Paleoceanography, 32 (9): 948-965.
  • Mulitza, S., C. M. Chiessi, E. Schefuß, J. Lippold, D. Wichmann, B. Antz, A. Mackensen, A. Paul, M. Prange, K. Rehfeld, M. Werner, T. Bickert, N. Frank, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, R. C. Portilho-Ramos, A. O. Sawakuchi, M. Schulz, T. Schwenk, R. Tiedemann, M. Vahlenkamp, Y. Zhang (2017). Synchronous and proportional deglacial changes in Atlantic Meridional Overturning and northeast Brazilian precipitation. Paleoceanography, 32 (6): 622-633.
  • Rempfer, J., Stocker, T. F., Joos, F., Lippold, J., Jaccard, S.L., (2017). New insights into cycling of 231Pa and 230Th in the Atlantic Ocean. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 468: 27-37.
  • Burckel, P., C. Waelbroeck, Y. Luo, D. Roche, S. Pichat, S. L. Jaccard, J. Gherardi, A. Govin, J. Lippold and F. Thil (2016). Changes in the geometry and strength of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last glacial (20-50 ka). Climate of the Past 12: 2061-2075.
  • Kienast, S.S., G. Winckler, J. Lippold, S. Albani and N.M. Mahowald (2016). Tracing Dust Input to the Global Ocean using Thorium Isotopes in Marine Sediments: ThoroMap. Global Biogeochemical Cycles 30:1526-1541.
  • Lippold, J., M. Gutjahr, P. Blaser, E. Christner, M-L. Carvalho Ferreira, S. Mulitza, M. Christl, F. Wombacher, E. Böhm, B. Antz, O. Cartapanis, H. Vogel and S. Jaccard (2016). Deep water provenance and dynamics of the (de)glacial Atlantic meridional overturning circulation. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 445: 68-78.
  • Gottschalk, J., L. Skinner, J. Lippold, H. Vogel, N. Frank, S. Jaccard and C. Waelbroeck (2016). Synergy of biological and physical controls in the Southern Ocean on past millennial-scale atmospheric CO2 changes. Nature Communications 7.
  • Vogel, H., C. Meyer-Jacob, L. Thöle, J. Lippold and S. Jaccard (2016). Quantification of biogenic silica by means of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIRS) in marine sediments. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 14(12), 828-838.
  • Blaser, P., J. Lippold, M. Gutjahr, N. Frank, J. M. Link and M. Frank (2016). Extracting foraminiferal seawater Nd isotope signatures from bulk deep sea sediment by chemical leaching. Chemical Geology 439: 189–204.
  • Mulitza, S., Chiessi, C. M., Lippold, J., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Mackensen, A., Paul, A., Prange, M., Ramos, R. P., Cruz, A. P. S., Schefuß, E., Schwenk, T., Schulz, M., Tiedemann, R., Voigt, I., Werner, M. and Zhang, Y. (2015). Response of the Tropical Atlantic Ocean-Atmosphere System to Deglacial Changes in Atlantic Meridional Overturning. Nova Acta Leopoldina NF 121 (408): 167-169.
  • Böhm, E., J. Lippold, M. Gutjahr, M. Frank, P. Blaser, B. Antz, J. Fohlmeister, N. Frank, M.B. Andersen and M. Deininger (2015). Strong and deep Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last glacial cycle. Nature 517: 73-76.
  • Burckel, P., C. Waelbroeck, J. M. Gherardi, S. Pichat, H. Arz, J. Lippold, T. Dokken and F. Thil (2015). Atlantic Ocean circulation changes preceded millennial tropical South America rainfall events during the last glacial. Geophysical Research Letters 42: 2014GL062512.
  • Luo, Y. and J. Lippold (2015). Controls on 231Pa and 230Th in the Arctic Ocean. Geophysical Research Letters 42(14): 5942-5949.
  • Gutjahr, M., M. Frank, J. Lippold and A. Halliday (2014). Peak Last Glacial weathering intensity on the North American continent recorded by the authigenic Hf isotope composition of North Atlantic deep-sea sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews 99: 97-111.
  • Wacker, L., J. Lippold, M. Molnár and H. Schulz (2013). Towards single-foraminifera-dating with a gas ion source. Nuclear Instrument Methods B 294: 307-310.
  • Lippold, J., Y. Luo, R. Francois, S. Allen, J. Gherardi, S. Pichat, B. Hickey and H. Schulz (2012). Strength and geometry of the glacial Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. Nature Geoscience 5: 813-816.
  • Bouimetarhan, I., M. Prange, E. Schefuß, L. Dupont, J. Lippold, S. Mulitza and K. Zonneveld (2012). Sahel megadrought during Heinrich Stadial 1: Evidence for a three-phase evolution of the low- and mid-level West African wind system. Quaternary Science Reviews 58: 66 − 76.
  • Lippold, J., S. Mulitza, G. Mollenhauer, S. Weyer and M. Christl (2012). Boundary scavenging at the east Atlantic margin does not negate use of Pa/Th to trace Atlantic overturning. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 333–334: 317-33
  • Gutjahr, M. and J. Lippold (2011). Early arrival of Southern Source Water in the deep North Atlantic prior to Heinrich event 2. Paleoceanography 26: PA2101.
  • Lippold, J., J. Gherardi and Y. Luo (2011). Testing the 231Pa/230Th paleocirculation proxy - A data versus 2D model comparison. Geophysical Research Letters 38: L20603.
  • Christl, M., J. Lippold, A. Hofmann, L. Wacker, Y. Lahaye and H. Synal (2010). 231Pa/230Th: a proxy for upwelling off the coast of West Africa. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 268: 1159–1162.
  • Christl, M., J. Lippold, F. Steinhilber, F. Bernsdorff and A. Mangini (2010). Reconstruction of global 10Be production over the past 250 ka from highly accumulating Atlantic drift sediments. Quaternary Science Reviews 29: 2663-2672.
  • Lippold, J., J. Grützner, D. Winter, Y. Lahaye, A. Mangini and M. Christl (2009). Does sedimentary 231Pa/230Th from the Bermuda Rise monitor past Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation? Geophysical Research Letters 36: L12601.
  • Christl, M., L. Wacker, J. Lippold and M. Suter (2007). Protactinium-231, a new radionuclide for AMS. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B 262: 379–384.


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