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Papers of Wally Broecker

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on February 19, 2019

A list of climate related papers where Wally Broecker (1931-2019) is the first author:


Lamont Natural Radiocarbon Measurements IV


The relation of deep sea sedimentation rates to variations in climate

Radiocarbon chronology of Lake Lahontan and Lake Bonneville


Re-evaluation of the salt chronology of several Great Basin Lakes

Lamont Radiocarbon Measurements VI


Evidence for an abrupt change in climate close to 11,000 years ago

Natural radiocarbon in the Atlantic Ocean


Uranium-Series Dating of Corals and Oolites from Bahaman and Florida Key Limestones

Radiocarbon Chronology of Lake Lahontan and Lake Bonneville II, Great Basin


Milankovitch Hypothesis Supported by Precise Dating of Coral Reefs and Deep-Sea Sediments

In Defense of the Astronomical Theory of Glaciation


Insolation changes, ice volumes, and the O18 record in deep‐sea cores


Climatic Change: Are We on the Brink of a Pronounced Global Warming?


Modeling the Carbon System


Glacial to Interglacial Changes in Ocean and Atmosphere Chemistry


Ocean chemistry during glacial time



Is There A Tie Between Atmospheric CO2 Content and Ocean Circulation?

Radiocarbon measurements on coexisting benthic and planktic foraminifera shells: potential for reconstructing ocean ventilation times over the past 20 000 years


Does the ocean–atmosphere system have more than one stable mode of operation?

Sources and flow patterns of deep‐ocean waters as deduced from potential temperature, salinity, and initial phosphate concentration


Carbon Cycle: 1985 Glacial to Interglacial Changes in the Operation of the Global Carbon Cycle

Hydrography, chemistry, and radioisotopes in the Southeast Asian basins


Unpleasant surprises in the greenhouse?


New evidence from the South China Sea for an abrupt termination of the last glacial period

Can the Greenland Climatic Jumps be Identified in Records from Ocean and Land?

The chronology of the last Deglaciation: Implications to the cause of the Younger Dryas Event


The role of ocean-atmosphere reorganizations in glacial cycles

The salinity contrast between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans during glacial time

Some thoughts about the radiocarbon budget for the glacial Atlantic


The role of ocean-atmosphere reorganizations in glacial cycles

The magnitude of global fresh-water transports of importance to ocean circulation

The magnitude of global fresh-water transports of importance to ocean circulation

A salt oscillator in the glacial Atlantic? 1. The concept

The distribution of radiocarbon in the glacial ocean

Salinity history of the northern Atlantic during the last deglaciation


The Great Ocean Conveyor

Keeping global change honest

The Influence of CaCO3 Dissolution on Core Top Radiocarbon Ages for Deep‐Sea Sediments

Radiocarbon age of waters in the deep Atlantic revisited


Origin of the northern Atlantic’s Heinrich events

The influence of air and sea exchange on the carbon isotope distribution in the sea

Defining the Boundaries of the Late-Glacial Isotope Episodes

Interhemispheric transport of carbon dioxide by ocean circulation


Heinrich Events: Triggers of Ocean Circulation Change?

A Search for an Early Holocene CACO3 Preservation Event

What Caused the Glacial to Interglacial CO2 Change?

Evaluation of the 13C constraint on the uptake of fossil fuel CO2 by the ocean

Interhemispheric Transport of Carbon Through the Ocean


Massive iceberg discharges as triggers for global climate change


Glacial Climate in the Tropics


Thermohaline Circulation, the Achilles Heel of Our Climate System: Will Man-Made CO2 Upset the Current Balance?

Future directions of paleoclimate research

Will Our Ride into the Greenhouse Future be a Smooth One?

Mountain glaciers: Recorders of atmospheric water vapor content?

Magnitude of the CaCO3 dissolution events marking the onset of times of glaciation


The end of the present interglacial: How and when?

Does atmospheric CO2 police the rate of chemical weathering?

Paleocean circulation during the Last Deglaciation: A bipolar seesaw?

Antiphasing between Rainfall in Africa’s Rift Valley and North America’s Great Basin

The sequence of events surrounding Termination II and their implications for the cause of glacial‐interglacial CO2 changes


Climate Change Prediction

A Possible 20th-Century Slowdown of Southern Ocean Deep Water Formation

CaCO3 size distribution: A paleocarbonate ion proxy?

How strong is the Harvardton‐Bear Constraint?

What If the Conveyor Were to Shut Down? Reflections on a Possible Outcome of the Great Global Experiment

Core Top 14C Ages as a Function of Latitude and Water Depth on the Ontong‐Java Plateau


Abrupt climate change: causal constraints provided by the paleoclimate record

Was a change in thermohaline circulation responsible for the Little Ice Age?

Converging Paths Leading to the Role of the Oceans in Climate Change

Late glacial diatom accumulation at 9°S in the Indian Ocean


Climate Swings Come into Focus

Was the Medieval Warm Period Global?

What caused the atmosphere’s CO2 content to rise during the last 8000 years?

Rock varnish: recorder of desert wetness?

A dramatic Atlantic dissolution event at the onset of the last glaciation

Reevaluation of the CaCO3 size index paleocarbonate ion proxy

Record of seafloor CaCO3 dissolution in the central equatorial Pacific


Dust: Climate’s Rosetta Stone

Constraints on the glacial operation of the atlantic ocean’s conveyor circulation

Carbonate ion concentration in glacial‐age deep waters of the Caribbean Sea


Does the Trigger for Abrupt Climate Change Reside in the Ocean or in the Atmosphere?

Holocene atmospheric CO2 increase as viewed from the seafloor

Shell weights from intermediate depths in the Caribbean Sea


Future Global Warming Scenarios

Glacial ventilation rates for the deep Pacific Ocean

Ventilation of the Glacial Deep Pacific Ocean


Abrupt climate change revisited

The Holocene CO2 rise: Anthropogenic or natural?

Was the Younger Dryas Triggered by a Flood?

Global warming: Take action or wait?


CO2 Arithmetic

Radiocarbon age of late glacial deep water from the equatorial Pacific

A 190‰ drop in atmosphere’s Δ14C during the “Mystery Interval” (17.5 to 14.5 kyr)

Is the magnitude of the carbonate ion decrease in the abyssal ocean over the last 8 kyr consistent with the 20 ppm rise in atmospheric CO2 content?


Near constancy of the Pacific Ocean surface to mid-depth radiocarbon-age difference over the last 20 kyr

A need to improve reconstructions of the fluctuations in the calcite compensation depth over the course of the Cenozoic


A Great Basin-wide dry episode during the first half of the Mystery Interval?

The Mysterious 14C Decline

Wally’s Quest to Understand the Ocean’s CaCO3 Cycle


Putting the Younger Dryas cold event into context

Long-Term Water Prospects in the Western United States

Search for a glacial‐age 14C‐depleted ocean reservoir


The Carbon Cycle and Climate Change: Memoirs of my 60 years in Science

How did the hydrologic cycle respond to the two-phase mystery interval?


Hydrologic impacts of past shifts of Earth’s thermal equator offer insight into those to be produced by fossil fuel CO2


Delayed Holocene reappearance of G. menardii


Two contributors to the glacial CO2 decline


When climate change predictions are right for the wrong reasons


CO2: Earth’s Climate Driver


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