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Paleoclimatic Records

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Publications by Location

  • Devils Hole
Coplen, T. B., Winograd, I. J., Landwehr, J. M., and Riggs, A. C., 1994, 500,000-Year Stable Carbon Isotopic Record From Devils Hole, Nevada: Science, v. 263, p. 261-265.
Landwehr, J.M., Coplen, T.B., Ludwig, K.R., Winograd, I.J. and Riggs, A.C., 1997, Data from Devils Hole Core DH-11: U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 97-792, 8 p. (on-line report)
Landwehr, J.M., Winograd, I.J., and Coplen, T.B., 1994, No verification for Milankovitch: Nature, v. 368, p. 594.
Landwehr, J.M., Winograd, I.J., Coplen, T.B., Riggs, A.C., Ludwig, K.R., and Szabo, B.J., 1993, Stochastic analysis of delta 0-18 and delta C-13 time series found in a continuous 500,000-year climatic record from Great Basin Vein Calcite, in Kelmelis, J.A., and Snow, M., eds., Proceeding of the U.S. Geological Survey Global Change Research Forum, Herndon, VA: U.S. Geological Survey Circular 1086, p. 86.
Winograd, I.J., Coplen, T.B., Landwehr, J.M., Riggs, A.C., Ludwig, K.R., Szabo, B.J., Kolesar, P.T., and Revesz, K.M., 1992, Continuous 500,000-year climatic record from vein calcite in Devils Hole, Nevada: Science, v. 258, p. 255-260.
Winograd, I.J., Landwehr, J.M., Ludwig, K.R., Coplen, T.B., and Riggs, A.C., 1997, Duration and structure of the past four interglaciations: Quaternary Research, v. 48, p. 141-154. (on-line abstract)
Winograd, I.J., Riggs, A.C., and Coplen, T.B., 1998, The relative contributions of summer and cool-season precipitation to groundwater recharge, Spring Mountains, Nevada, USA: Hydrogeology Journal, v. 6, p. 77-93. (on-line abstract)
Winograd, I. J., Szabo, B. J., Coplen, T. B., and Riggs, A. C., 1988, A 250,000-year climatic record from Great Basin vein calcite: Implications for Milankovitch theory: Science, v. 242, p. 1275-1280.
Winograd, I. J., Szabo, B. J., Coplen, T. B., Riggs, A. C., and Kolesar, P. T., 1985, Two-million year record of deuterium depletion in Great Basin Ground Waters: Science, v. 227, p. 519-522.
  • High Plains
McMahon, P. B., Böhlke, J. K., and Christenson, S. C., 2004, Geochemistry, radiocarbon ages, and paleorecharge conditions along a transect in the central High Plains aquifer, southwestern Kansas, USA: Applied Geochemistry, vol. 19, p. 1655-1686.
McMahon, P. B., Böhlke, J. K., and Lehman, T. M., 2004, Vertical gradients in water chemistry and age in the southern High Plains Aquifer, Texas, 2002, U.S. Geological Survey Scientific Investigations Report 2004-5053, 53 p.
McMahon, P.B., and Böhlke, J.K., 2001, Radiocarbon ages, paleorecharge conditions, and nitrogen transport in the central High Plains Aquifer, 4th International Symposium on Applied Isotope Geochemistry, Pacific Grove, CA, June 2001: Program and Abstracts, p. 42-44.
  • Hungary
Deák, J., and Coplen, T. B., 1996, Identification of Holocene and Pleistocene groundwaters in Hungary using oxygen and hydrogen isotopic ratios, in Isotope in Water Resources Management, Vol. 1: Vienna, International Atomic Energy Agency, p. 438.