Paleoceanography and Paleoclimate

NW Africa

Walvis Ridge

Southwest African Margin

East Africa

Ceara Rise


Schulze, Nora (2021) The Sedimentary and Tectonic Evolution of the Nam Co Basin, Tibetan Plateau, since the Middle Pleistocene – A Seismoacoustic Study on Lake Sediments. Dissertation, xx. pp..

Haberzettl, Torsten, Daut G., Schulze N., Spiess V., Wang J., Zhu L. and the 2018 Nam Co workshop party (2019) ICDP workshop on scientific drilling of Nam Co on the Tibetan Plateau: 1 million years of paleoenvironmental history, geomicrobiology, tectonics and paleomagnetism derived from sediments of a high altitude lake. Scientific Drilling 25, 63-70,

Warratz, Grit, Schwenk, T., Voigt, I., Bozzano, G., Henrich, R., Violante, R., and Lantzsch, H. (2019) Interaction of a deep-sea current with a blind submarine canyon (Mar del Plata Canyon, Argentina): Marine Geology, 417, (PDF)

Petrovic, Alex, Lantzsch, H., Schwenk, T., Marquardt, J., Titschack, J., and Hanebuth, T. J. J. (2019) Post-LGM upward shift of the Mediterranean Outflow Water recorded in a contourite drift off NW Spain: Marine Geology, 407, 334-349, (PDF)

Tamborrino, Leonardo , Wienberg, C., Titschack, J., Wintersteller, P., Mienis, F., Schröder-Ritzrau, A.,  Freiwald, A., Orejas, C., Dullo, W-C., Haberkern, J., Hebbeln, D. (2019) Mid-Holocene extinction of cold-water corals on the Namibian shelf steered by the Benguela oxygen minimum zone. Geology, 47, 1185–1188,

Portilho-Ramos, R. C., Cruz APS., Barbosa CF., Rathburn AE., Mulitza S., Venancio IM., Schwenk T., Ruhlemann C., Vidal L., Chiessi CM., Silveira CS. (2018) Methane release from the southern Brazilian margin during the last glacial: Scientific Reports, v. 8,

Leng, Wei, Dobeneck TV., Bergmann F., Just J., Mulitza S., Chiessi CM., St-Onge G., Piper DJW. (2018) Sedimentary and rock magnetic signatures and event scenarios of deglacial outburst floods from the Laurentian Channel Ice Stream. Quat. Sci. Rev., 186, 27-46. (PDF)

Hein, Chris J., Galy V., Galy A., France-Lanord C., Kudrass H.,  Schwenk T. (2017) Post-glacial climate forcing of surface processes in the Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin and implications for carbon sequestration. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 478, 89-101,

Lantzsch, Hendrik, Hanebuth, TJJ., Horry J., Grave M., Rebesco M., Schwenk T. (2017) Deglacial to Holocene history of ice-sheet retreat and bottom current strength on the western Barents Sea shelf. Quaternary Science Reviews, 173, 40-57,

Mulitza, Stefan, Chiessi, CM., Schefuss E., Lippold J., Wichmann D., Antz B., Mackensen A., Paul A., Prange M., Rehfeld K., Werner M., Bickert T., Frank N., Kuhnert H., Lynch-Stieglitz J., Portilho-Ramos, RC., Sawakuchi, AO., Schulz M., Schwenk T., Tiedemann R., Vahlenkamp M., Zhang, YC. (2017) Synchronous and proportional deglacial changes in Atlantic meridional overturning and northeast Brazilian precipitation. Paleoceanography, 32 (6) 622-633,

Voigt, Ines, Henrich R., Preu B., Piola AR., Hanebuth TJJ., Schwenk T., Chiessi, CM. (2013) A submarine canyon as a climate archive - Interaction of the Antarctic Intermediate Water with the Mar del Plata Canyon (Southwest Atlantic). Marine Geology, v. 341, p. 46-57,

Nizou, J., Hanebuth, TJJ., Heslop D., Schwenk T., Palamenghi L., Stuut JB., Henrich R. (2010) The Senegal River mud belt: A high-resolution archive of paleoclimatic change and coastal evolution. Marine Geology, 278, 1-4, 150-164,

Litt, Thomas., Krastel S., Sturm M., Kipfer R., Örcen S., Heumann G., Franz SO., Ülgen UB., Niessen F. (2009), ‘PALEOVAN,’ International Continental Scientific Drilling Program (ICDP): Site survey results and perspectives, Quat. Sci. Rev., 28(15-16), 1555–1567,

Bartels, Thomas (2008) Imaging of Cenozoic climatic events and bottom water activities at the northeastern flank of Walvis Ridge: A correlation of seismic data with borehole data measurements. Dissertation, 133 pp..

Bartels, Thomas, Krastel S., Spiess V. (2007) Correlation of high-resolution seismic data with ODP Leg 208 borehole measurements. In Kroon, D., Zachos, J.C., and Richter, C. (Eds.), Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 208: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–27, doi:10.2973/,

Litt, Thomas, Krastel S., Örçen S., Karabiyikoglu, M. (2007) Lake Van Drilling Project: A Long Continental Record in Eastern Turkey. Scientific Drilling, 4, 40-41,

Mollenhauer, Gesine, Schneider RR., Müller, PJ., Spiess V., Wefer G. (2002) Glacial/interglacial variablity in the Benguela upwelling system: Spatial distribution and budgets of organic carbon accumulation. Global Geochem. Cycles, 16, 1134,

Lange Carina B., Berger WH., Lin HL., G. Wefer G., Adams D., Anderson L., Andreasem D., Bruechert V., Cambray H., Christensen B., Frost G., Giraudeaou J., Gorgas T., Hermelin O., Jansen F., Laser B., Maslin MA., Meyers P., Motoyama I., Murray R., Perez ME., Pufahl P., Richter C., Spiess V., Vidal L., Wigley R., Yamazaki T. (1999): The early Matuyama diatom maximum of SW Africa, Benguela current system ODP Leg 175. Marine Geology 161(2-4): 93-113,

Gersonde, Rainer, Spiess V., Flores JA., Hagen RA., Kuhn G. (1998) The sediments of Gunnerus Ridge and Kainan Maru Seamount (Indian sector of Southern Ocean). Deep Sea Res., 45, 1515-1540,

Gersonde, Rainer, Kyte FT., Bleil U., Diekmann B., Flores JA., Gohl K., Grahl G., Hagen R., Kuhn G., Sierro FJ., Völker D., Abelmann A.,  Bostwick JA. (1997) Geological Record and Reconstruction of the Late Pliocene Impact of the Eltanin Asteroid in the Southern Ocean, Nature, 390, 357-363,

Bohrmann, Gerhard, Spiess V., Hinze H., Kuhn G. (1992) Reflector Pc A prominent Feature in the Maud Rise Sediment Sequence (Eastern Weddell Sea) – Occurrence, Regional Distribution and Implications to Silica diagenesis. Marine Geology, 106, 69-87,

Grobe, Hannes, Fütterer DK., Spiess V. (1990) Oligocene to Quaternary sedimentation processes on the Antarctic continental margin, ODP Leg 113, Site 693. In Barker, P.F., Kennett, J.P., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 113: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 121–131, (PDF).

Gersonde, Rainer, Abelmann A., Burckle LH., Hamilton N., Lazarus D., McCartney K., O’Brien P., Spiess V., Wise Jr. SW. (1990). Biostratigraphic synthesis of Neogene siliceous microfossils from the Antarctic Ocean, ODP Leg 113 (Weddell Sea). In Barker, P.F., Kennett, J.P., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 113: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 915–936, (PDF).

Spiess, V. (1990). Cenozoic magnetostratigraphy of Leg 113 drill sites, Maud Rise, Weddell Sea, Antarctica. In Barker, P.F., Kennett, J.P., et al., Proc. ODP, Sci. Results, 113: College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 261–315. doi:10.2973/, (PDF).

Grobe, Hannes, Mackensen A., Hubberten HW., Spiess V., Fütterer DK: (1990) Stable isotope record and Late Quaternary sedimentation rates at the Antarctic continental margin. Geological history of the polar oceans: Arctic versus Antarctic. (pp 539-572), Kluwer; NATO ASI series C, 308,

Abelmann, Andrea, Gersonde R., Spiess V. (1990) Plio-Pleistocene paleoceanography in the Weddell Sea - Siliceous microfossil evidence. In: U. Bleil & J. Thiede (Hrsg.), Geological History of the Polar Ocean: Arctic versus Antarctic, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, 729-759,

Mackensen, Andreas, Grobe H., Hubberten HW., Spiess V., Fütterer DK. (1989) Stable isotope stratigraphy from the Antarctic continental margin during the last one million years. Marine Geology 87 (2-4), 315-321,



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