** indicates a student author from the Petersen group


  • **O’Hora, H.E., S.V. Petersen, J. Vellekoop, #M.M. Jones, **S.R. Scholz, Clumped isotope-derived climate trends leading up to the end-Cretaceous extinction in northwest Europe, under review at Climate of the Past Discussions, doi:10.5194/cp-2021-104 Link to Paper
  • **Zhang, J.Z., S.V Petersen, I.Z. Winkelstern, K.C. Lohmann (2021) Seasonally Variable Aquifer Discharge and Cooler Climate in Bermuda during the Last Interglacial Revealed by Subannual Clumped Isotope Analysis, Paleoceanography & Paleoclimatology, 36, e2020PA004145, doi:10:1029/2020PA004145. Link to Paper
  • Bernasconi, S.M., M. Daëron, K.D. Bergmann, M. Bonifacie, A.N. Meckler, H.P. Affek, N. Anderson, D. Bajnai, E. Barkan, E. Beverley, D. Blamart,  L. Burgener, D. Calmels, C. Chaduteau, M. Clog,  B. Davidheiser-Kroll, A. Davies, F. Dux, J. Eiler, B. Elliot, A.C. Fetrow, J. Fiebig, S. Goldberg, M. Hermoso, K.W. Huntington, E. Hyland, M. Ingalls, M. Jaggi, C.M. John,  A.B. Jost,  S. Katz, J.R. Kelson**, T. Kluge, I.J. Kocken, A. Laskar, T.J. Leutert, D. Liang, J. Lucarelli, T.J. Mackey, X. Mangenot, N. Meinicke, S.E. Modestou, I.A. Müller, S. Murray, A. Neary, N. Packard, B.H. Passey, E. Pelletier, S.V. Petersen, A. Piasecki,  A. Schauer, K.E. Snell, P.K. Swart,  A. Tripati, D. Upadhyay, T. Vennemann, I. Winkelstern, D. Yarian, N. Yoshida, N. Zhang, M. Ziegler, (2021) InterCarb: A Community Effort to Improve Interlaboratory Standardization of the Carbonate Clumped Isotope Thermometer Using Carbonate Standards, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 22, e2020GC009588, doi:10.1029/2020GC009588. Link to Paper


  • Tierney, J.E., C.J. Poulsen, I.P. Monanez, T. Bhattacharya, R. Feng, H.L. Ford, B. Honisch, G.N. Inglis, S.V. Petersen, N. Sagoo, C.R. Tabor, K. Thirumalai, J. Zhu, N.J. Burls, Y. Godderis, G.L. Foster, B.T. Huber, L.C. Ivany, S.K. Turner, D.J. Lunt, J.C. McElwain, B.J.W. Mills, B.L. Otto-Bleisner, A. Ridgwell, and Y.G. Zhang (2020) Past Climate informs our Future, Science, v.370 no. 6517, doi:10.1126/science.aay3701. Link to Paper
  • Mohr, R., T. Tobin, S.V. Petersen, A. Dutton, and **E. Oliphant (2020) Subannual stable isotope records reveal climate warming and seasonal anoxia associated with two extinction intervals across the Cretaceous-Paleogene boundary on Seymour Island, Antartica, Geology, 48(11), 1131-1136, doi:10.11130/G47758.1. Link to Paper
  • **S. Scholz, S.V. Petersen, J. Escobar, C. Jaramillo, A.J.W. Hendy, W.D. Allmon, J.H. Curtis, B.M. Anderson, N. Hoyos, J.C. Restrepo, N. Perez (2020) Isotope Sclerochronology indicates enhanced seasonal precipitation in northern South America (Colombia) during the Mid Miocene Climatic Optimum, Geology, 48(7), 668-672, doi:10.1130/G47235.1.doi:10.1130/G47235.1. Link to Paper
  • Kelson, J., L. Burgener, K. Huntington, G. Hoke, S.V. Petersen, D. Breecker, and T. Gallagher (2020) A proxy for all seasons? A synthesis of clumped isotope data from Holocene soil carbonates, Quaternary Science Reviews, 234, 106259, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106259. Link to Paper


  • **Meyer, K.W., S.V. Petersen, K.C. Lohmann, J.D. Blum, S.J. Washburn, M.W. Johnson, J.D. Gleason, A.Y. Kurz, and I.Z. Winkelstern (2019) End-Cretaceous Mercury Concentrations Reveal Climate Influence of Deccan Traps Large Igneous Province, Nature Communications, 10, 5356, doi:10.1038/s41467-019-13366-0. Link to Paper
  • B.J. Linzmeier, A.D. Jacobson, B.B. Sageman, M.T. Hurtgen, M.E. Ankney, S.V. Petersen, T.S. Tobin, G.D. Kitch, and J. Wang (2019) Calcium isotope evidence for environmental variability before and across the Cretaceous-Paleogene mass extinction, Geology, v. 48 (1), 34-38, doi:10.1130/G46431.1. Link to Paper
  • Petersen, S.V., W.F. Defliese, C. Saenger, M. Daëron, C.M. John, K.W. Huntington, J.R. Kelson, S.M. Bernasconi, A.S. Colman, T. Kluge, G.A. Olack, A.J. Schauer, D. Bajnai, M. Bonifacie, S.F.M Breitenbach, J. Fiebig, A.B. Fernandez, G.A. Henkes, D. Hodell, A. Katz, S. Kele, K.C. Lohmann, B.H. Passey, D.A. Petrizzo, B.E. Rosenheim, A. Tripati, R. Venturelli, E.D. Young, and I.Z. Winkelstern (2019), Effects of improved 17O Correction on Inter-Laboratory Agreement in Clumped Isotope Calibrations, Estimates of Mineral-Specific Offsets and Temperature Dependence of Acid Digestion Fractionation, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 20, 3495–3519, doi:10.1029/2018GC008127.    Link to Paper


  • de Winter, N.J., J. Vellekoop, R. Vorsselmans, A. Golreihan, J. Soete, S.V. Petersen, **K.W. Meyer, S. Casadio, R.P. Speijer, and P. Claeys (2018), An assessment of latest Cretaceous Pycnodonte vesicularis (Lamarck, 1806) shells as records for palaeoseasonality: A multi-proxy investigation, Climate of the Past, 14, 725-749, doi:10.5194/cp-14-725-2018. Link to Paper
  • **Meyer, K.W., S.V. Petersen, K.C. Lohmann, and I.Z. Winkelstern (2018), Climate of the Late Cretaceous North American Gulf and Atlantic Coasts, Cretaceous Research, 89, 160-173, doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2018.03.017. Link to Paper


  • Gallagher, T.M., N.D. Sheldon, J.L. Mauk, S.V. Petersen, N. Gueneli, and J.J. Brocks (2017), Constraining the thermal history of the North American Midcontinent Rift System using carbonate clumped isotopes and organic thermal maturity indices, Precambrian Research, 294, 53-66, doi:10.1016/j.precamres.2017.03.022. Link to Paper
  • Bassis, J.N., S.V. Petersen, and L.M. Cathles (2017), Heinrich events driven by feedback between ocean forcing and glacial isostatic adjustment, Nature, 542, 332-334, doi:10.1038/nature21069. Link to Paper
    Covered in a Nature News and Views article
    Covered in Science Daily
  • Winkelstern, I.Z., M.P. Rowe, K.C Lohmann, W.F. Defliese, S.V. Petersen, A.W. Brewer (2017), Meltwater pulse recorded in Last Interglacial mollusk shells from Bermuda, Paleoceanography, 32, 132-145, doi:10.1002/2016PA003014. Link to Paper
    Covered by AGU Blogosphere


  • Petersen, S.V., C.R. Tabor, K.C. Lohmann, C.J. Poulsen, **K.W. Meyer, S.J. Carpenter, J.M. Erickson, K.K.S. Matsunaga, S.Y. Smith, and N.D. Sheldon (2016), Salinity and Temperature of the Late Cretaceous Western Interior Seaway, Geology, 44, 903-906, doi:10.1130/G38311.1. Link to Paper
  • Petersen, S.V., A. Dutton, and K.C Lohmann (2016), End-Cretaceous extinction in Antarctica linked to both Deccan volcanism and meteorite impact via climate change, Nature Communications, 7:12079, doi: 10.1038/ncomms12079. Link to Paper
    Covered in Science NewsWiredScience DailyThe Daily MailIFL ScienceThe Guardianby the AFP (Agence France-Press), and others.
  • Petersen, S.V., I.Z. Winkelstern, K.C Lohmann, and **K.W. Meyer (2016), The effects of PorapakTM trap temperature on d18O, d13C, and D47 in preparing samples for clumped isotope analysis, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 30, 199-208, doi: 10.1002/rcm.7438. Link to Paper


  • Petersen, S.V., D.P. Schrag (2015), Antarctic ice growth before and after the Eocene-Oligocene Transition: New estimates from clumped isotope paleothermometry, Paleoceanography, 30 (10), 1305-1317, doi: 10.1002/2014PA002769. Link to Paper


  • Petersen, S.V., D.P. Schrag (2014), Clumped isotope measurements of small carbonate samples using a high-efficiency dual-reservoir technique, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, 28, 2371-2381, doi: 10.1002/rcm.7022. Link to Paper



  • Chapman, A.D., P.I. Luffi, J.B. Saleeby, and S. Petersen (2011), Metamorphic evolution, partial melting and rapid exhumation above an ancient flat slab: Insights from the San Emigdio Schist, southern California, Journal of Metamorphic Geology, 29: 601-626, doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1314.2011.00932.x. Link to Paper