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Legrand, M., S. Preunkert, S. Kutuzov, G. Siour, V. Mikhalenko, E. Dolgova and R. Friedrich. 2024. 20th Century changes of DOC and its 14C signature archived in Caucasus ice-core: Implications for past sources of organic carbon aerosol in south-eastern Europe. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 129(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JD040121. PDF

Machguth, H., A. Eichler, M. Schwikowski, S. Brütsch, E. Mattea, S. Kutuzov, M. Heule, R. Usubaliev, S. Belekov, V.N. Mikhalenko, M. Hoelzle, and M. Kronenberg. 2024. Fifty years of firn evolution on Grigoriev ice cap, Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan, The Cryosphere, 18, 1633–1646. https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-18-1633-2024. PDF

Mikhalenko, V., S. Kutuzov, P. Toropov, M. Legrand, S. Sokratov, G. Chernyakov, I. Lavrentiev, S. Preunkert, A. Kozachek, M. Vorobiev, A. Khairedinova, and V. Lipenkov. 2024. Accumulation rates over the past 260 years archived in Elbrus ice core, Caucasus, Climate of the Past. 20, 237–255. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-20-237-2024. PDF

Thompson, L.G., T.-D. Yao, M.E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, H.-A. Synal, G. Wu, J.F. Bolzan, S. Kutuzov, E. Beaudon, M.R. Sierra-Hernández and J. Beer. 2024. Ice Core Evidence for an Orbital-Scale Climate Transition on the Northwest Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary Science Reviews, 324. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2023.108443. PDF


Lamantia, K., L. Thompson, M. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, and H. Stahl. 2023. Unique collections of 14C-dated vegetation reveal Mid-Holocene fluctuations of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru. Journal of Geophysical Research: Earth Surface, 128(11). https://doi.org/10.1029/2023JF007297. PDF.

Goryachkin S., N. Megelov, E. Zazovskaya, D. Karelin, D. Nikitin and S. Kutuzov. 2023. Supraglacial Soils and Soil-Like Bodies: Diversity, Genesis, Functioning (Review), Eurasian Soil Science, 56(12), 1845–1880. https://doi.org/10.1134/s1064229323602330. PDF

Lomax-Vogt M., S. Kutuzov, P. Gabrielli and J. Olesik. 2023. Analytical challenges and advancements in measuring individual mineral nanoparticles and microparticles entrapped in ice cores. PAGES Magazine. 31(2), 90-91. doi.org/10.22498/pages.31.2.90. PDF

Liu, Z., B. Yuntao, L. Thomspon, E. Mosley-Thomspon, C. Tabor, G.J. Zhang, M. Yan, M. Lofverstom, I. Montanez and J. Oster. 2023. Tropical mountain ice core δ18O: A Goldilocks indicator for global temperature change. Science Advances, 9(45).  https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.adi6725. PDF | Supplementary Material

Ruppel, M. M., M. Khedr, X. Liu, E. Beaudon and ten others. 2023. Organic compounds, radiocarbon, trace elements and atmospheric transport illuminating sources of elemental carbon in a 300-year Svalbard ice core. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128(16). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022JD038378. PDF.

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, F. Schoessow,  M. E. Davis, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, E. Beaudon and the Huascarán Team. 2023. The challenges, successes, and preliminary status report on the 2019 recovery of ice cores from Nevado Huascarán, Earth’s highest tropical mountain. Revista de Glaciares y Ecosistemas de Montaña, 8 (31–42). PDF.

Weber, A.M., L.G. Thompson, M. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. Beaudon, D. Kenny, P.-N. Lin and R. Sierra-Hernández. 2023. Drivers of δ18O Variability Preserved in Ice Cores from Earth's highest Tropical Mountain. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 128(19). https://doi.Org/10.1029/2023JD039006. PDF | Supporting Information

Zhong, ZP., D. Vik, J.Z. Rapp and five others. 2023. Lower viral evolutionary pressure under stable versus fluctuating conditions in subzero Arctic brines. Microbiome, 11(174). https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-023-01619-6PDF

Zhu, M., L. G. Thompson, T.  Yao, S. Jin, W. Yang, Y. Xiang and H. Zhao. 2023. Opposite mass balance variations between glaciers in western Tibet and the western Tien Shan.  Global and Planetary Change, 220(5). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2022.103997PDF | Supplementary Material

Zhang, J., W. Yu, S. Lewis, L. G. Thompson, and twelve others. 2023. Controls on Stable Water Isotopes in Monsoonal Precipitation Across the Bay of Bengal: Atmosphere and Surface Analysis. Geophysical Research Letters, 50(5). https://doi.org/10.1029/2022GL102229. PDF | Supporting Information

Buizert, C., S. Shackleton, J. P. Severinghaus, W. H. G. Roberts, A. Seltzer, B. Bereiter, K. Kawamura, D. Baggenstos, A. J. Orsi, I. Oyabu, B. Birner, J. D. Morgan, E. J. Brook, D. M. Etheridge, D. Thornton, N. Bertler, R. L. Pyne, R. Mulvaney, E. Mosley-Thompson, P. D. Neff, and V. V. Petrenko. 2023. The new Kr-86 excess ice core proxy for synoptic activity: West Antarctic storminess possibly linked to Intertropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ) movement through the last deglaciation. Climate of the Past, 19, 579–606. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-19-579-2023. PDF

Bonilla, E.X., L.J. Mickley, E. G. Beaudon, L. G. Thompson and six others. 2023. Contribution of biomass burning to Black carbon deposition on Andean glaciers: consequences for radiative forcing. Environmental Research Letters, 18 024031. https://doi.org/10.1088/1748-9326/acb371. PDF


Thompson, L.G., J. P. Severinghaus, T. Yao, M. E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. Beaudon, M. R. Sierra-Hernández and S. E. Porter. 2022.  Use of δ18Oatm in dating a Tibetan ice core record of Holocene/Late Glacial climate. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 119 (45). https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2205545119PDFSupplementary Information

Deji, T. Yao, L. G. Thompson, M. E. Davis, B. Xu, G. Wu, S. Liang, H. Zhao, M. Zhu and C. You. 2022. Westerly drives long-distance transport of radionuclides from nuclear events to glaciers in the Third Pole. Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 255(12), 107016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvrad.2022.107016PDF 

Ehlers, T. A., D. Chen, E. Appel, T. Bolch, F. Chen, B. Diekmann, M. A. Dippold, M. Giese, G. Guggenberger, H. Lai, X. Li, J. Liu, Y. Liu, Y. Ma, G. Miehe, V. Mosbrugger, A. Mulch, S. Piao, A. Schwalb, L. G. Thompson, and six others. 2022. Past, present, and future geo-biosphere interactions on the Tibetan Plateau and implications for permafrost. Earth-Science Reviews, 234(11), 104197. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.earscirev.2022.104197PDF

Yao, T., L. Thompson, D. Chen and S. Piao. 2022. Reflections and future strategies for Third Pole Environment. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 3(10), 608-610. https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-022-00342-4PDF

Beaudon, E., J. M. Sheets, E. Martin, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, E. Mosley-Thompson, and L. G. Thompson. 2022. Aeolian dust preserved in the Guliya ice cap (Northwestern Tibet): a promising paleo-environmental messenger. Geosciences, 12(10), 366. https://doi.org/10.3390/geosciences12100366PDF

Jing, Z., W. Yu, S. Lewis, L. G. Thompson and 7 others. 2022. Inverse altitude effect disputes the theoretical foundation of stable isotope paleoaltimetry. Nature Communications, 13, 4371. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-022-32172-9PDF 

Yao, T., T. Bolch, D. Chen, J. Gao, W. Immerzeel, S. Piao, F. Su, L. Thompson, and 8 others. 2022. The imbalance of the Asian water tower. Nature Reviews Earth and Environment, 3, 618-632.  https://doi.org/10.1038/s43017-022-00299-4PDF 

Cooper Z.S., J.Z. Rapp, A.M.D. Shoemaker, R.E. Anderson, Z.P. Zhong and J.W. Deming. 2022. Evolutionary Divergence of Marinobacter Strains in Cryopeg Brines as Revealed by Pangenomics. Frontiers in Microbiology, 13, 879116. https://doi.org/10.3389/fmicb.2022.879116. PDF

Zhu, M., T. Yao, W. Yang, G. Wu, S. Li, H. Zhao, and L. G. Thompson, 2022. Possible causes of anomalous glacier mass balance in the western Kunlun Mountains. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 127(7). https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035705PDF 

Zhu, M., T. Yao, L.G. Thompson, S. Wang, W. Yang, and H. Zhao. 2022. What induces the spatiotemporal variability of glacier mass balance across the Qilian Mountains. Climate Dynamics, 59(11), 3555-3577. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00382-022-06283-4PDF 

Gregory AC, K. Gerhardt, Z.P. Zhong, B. Bolduc, B. Temperton, K.T. Konstantinidis and M.B. Sullivan. 2022. MetaPop: a pipeline for macro- and microdiversity analyses and visualization of microbial and viral metagenome-derived populations. Microbiome. 10(1), 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-022-01231-0. PDF

Sierra-Hernández, M. R., E. Beaudon, S. E. Porter, E. Mosley-Thompson, and L.G. Thompson. 2022. Increased fire activity in Alaska since the 1980s: evidence from an ice core-derived Black Carbon record. Journal of Geophysical Research, Atmospheres, 127(2). https://doi.org/10.1029/2021JD035668PDF | Supporting Information



Zhu, M., L. G. Thompson, H. Zhao, T. Yao, W. Yang, and S. Jin. 2021. Influence of atmospheric circulation on glacier mass balance in western Tibet: An analysis based on observations and modeling. Journal of Climate, 34, 6743-6757. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0988.1PDF | Supplemental Material

Zhong, Z.-P., F. Tian, S. Roux, M. C. Gazitúa, N. E. Solonenko, Y.-F. Li, M. Davis, J. L. Van Etten, E. Mosley-Thompson, V. I. Rich, M. B. Sullivan, and L. G. Thompson. 2021. Glacier ice archives nearly 15,000-year-old microbes and phages. Microbiomehttps://doi.org/10.1186/s40168-021-01106-wPDF | Supplemental TablesSupplemental Figures

Thompson, L. G., M. E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, S. E. Porter, G. V. Corrales, C. A. Shuman, and C. J. Tucker. 2021. The impacts of warming on rapidly retreating high-altitude, low-latitude glaciers and ice core-derived climate records. Global and Planetary Change, 203. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloplacha.2021.103538. PDF | Supplemental Material

Barker, J. D., S. Kaspari, P. Gabrielli, A. Wegner, E. Beaudon, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, and L. G. Thompson. 2021. Drought-induced biomass burning as a source of Black carbon to the central Himalaya since 1781 CE as reconstructed from the Dasuopu ice core. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 5615–5633. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-5615-2021PDF

Porter, S. E., E. Mosley-Thompson. L. G. Thompson, and A. B. Wilson. 2021. Reconstructing an Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation Index from a Pacific Basin-wide collection of ice core records. Journal of Climate, 34, 3839-3852. https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI-D-20-0455.1PDF | Supplemental Material

Zhu, M., W. Wang, T. Yao, L. Tian, L. G. Thompson, and H. Zhou. 2021. The influence of key climate variables on mass balance of Naimona'nyi Glacier on a north-facing slope in the western Himalayas. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres, 126, e2020JD033956. https://doi.org/10.1029/2020JD033956PDF

Yu, W., T. Yao, L. G. Thompson, J. Jouzel and 10 others. 2021. Temperature signals of ice core and speleothem isotopic records from Asian monsoon region as indicated by precipitation δ18O. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 225. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2020.116665PDF

Pratama, A. A., B. Bolduc, A. A. Zayed, Z.-P. Zhong, J. Guo, D. R. Vik, M. C. Gazitúa, J. M. Wainaina, S. Roux, and M. B. Sullivan. 2021. Expanding standards in viromics: in silico evaluation of dsDNA viral genome identification, classification, and auxiliary metabolicgene curation. PeerJ 9:e11447. http://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.11447. PDF


Zhong, Z.-P., J. Z. Rapp, J. M. Wainaina, N. E. Solonenko, H. Maughan, S. D. Carpenter, Z. S. Cooper, H. B. Jang, B. Bolduc, J. W. Deming, and M. B. Sullivan. 2020. Viral ecogenomics of Arctic cryopeg brine and sea ice. mSystems, 5:e00246-20. https://doi.org/10.1128/mSystems.00246-20. PDF | Supplemental TablesSupplemental Figures

Gabrielli, P., A. Wegner, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, E. Beaudon, M. Davis, J. D. Barker, and L. G. Thompson. 2020. Early atmospheric contamination on the top of the Himalayas since the onset of the European Industrial Revolution. PNAS, 117(8), 3967-3973. DOI:/10.1073/pnas.1919485117. PDF


Permana, D. S., L. G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, and 18 others. 2019. Disappearance of the last tropical glaciers in the Western Pacific Warm Pool (Papua, Indonesia) appears imminent. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 116(52), 26382-26388, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1822037116 PDF | Supplementary Material

Sierra-Hernández, R., Emilie Beaudon, P. Gabrielli, and L. G. Thompson. 2019. 21st-century Asian air pollution impacts glacier in northwestern Tibet. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 15533–15544. https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-15533-2019. PDF | Supplementary Material

Porter, S. E., E. Mosley-Thompson, and L. G. Thompson. 2019. Ice core δ18O record linked to Western Arctic sea ice variability. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 124(20), 10784-10801. https://doi:org/10.1029/2019JD031023. PDF | Supplementary Material

Yao, T., Y. Xue, D. Chen, L. Thompson and 34 others. 2019. Recent Third Pole's rapid warming accompanies cryospheric melt and water cycle intensification and interactions between monsoon and environment: Multidisciplinary approach with observations, modeling, and analysis. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 100(3). DOI: https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-17-0057.1. PDF

Wellner, J. S., T. Scambos, E. W. Domack, M. Vernet, A. Leventer, G. Balco, S. Brachfeld, M. R. Cape, B. Huber, S. Ishman, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. C. Pettit, C. R. Smith, M. Truffer, C Van Dover, K-C. Yoo. 2019. The Larsen Ice Shelf System, Antarctica (LARISSA): Polar Systems Bound Together, Changing Fast. GSA Today, 29. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1130/GSATG382A.1. PDF

Vandecrux, B., M. MacFerrin, H. Machguth, W. T. Colgan, D. van As, A. Heilig, C. M. Stevens, C. Charalampidis, R. S. Fausto, E. M. Morris, E. Mosley-Thompson, L. Koenig, L. N. Montgomery, C. Miège, S. B. Simonsen, T. Ingeman-Nielsen, and J. E. Box. 2019. Firn data compilation reveals widespread decrease of firn air content in western Greenland. The Cryosphere, 13, 845-859. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5194/tc-13-845-2019. PDF


Zhong, Z.-P., N. E Solonenko, M. C. Gazitúa, D. V. Kenny, E. Mosley-Thompson, V. I. Rich, J. L. Van Etten, L. G. Thompson, and M. B. Sullivan. 2018. Clean Low-biomass Procedures and Their Application to Ancient Ice Core Microorganisms. Frontiers in Microbiology, 9:1094. doi: 10.3389/fmicb.2018.01094. PDF | Supplementary Material

Kutuzov, S., L. G. Thompson, I. Lavrentiev, and L. Tian. 2018. Ice thickness measurements of Guliya ice cap, western Kunlun Mountains (Tibetan Plateau), China. Journal of Glaciology, 64(248), 977 - 989. DOI: 10.1017/jog.2018.91. PDF

Sierra-Hernández, M. R., P. Gabrielli, E, Beaudon, A. Wegner, and L. G. Thompson. 2018. Atmospheric Depositions of Natural and Anthropogenic Trace Elements on the Guliya Ice Cap (Northwestern Tibetan Plateau) During the Last 340 Years. Atmospheric Environment, 176, 91-102. PDF | Supplementary Information

Thompson, L. G., T. Yao, M. E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, G. Wu, S. E. Porter, B. Xu, P.-N. Lin, N. Wang, E. Beaudon, K. Duan, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, and D. V. Kenny. 2018. Ice core records of climate variability on the Third Pole with emphasis on the Guliya ice cap, western Kunlun Mountains. Quaternary Science Reviews, 188, 1-14. PDF | Supplementary Information

Thompson L. G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M. E. Davis, S. E. Porter, D. V. Kenny, and P.-N. Lin. 2018. Global-scale abrupt climate events and Black swans. An ice-core-derived palaeoclimate perspective from Earth’s highest mountains. 2017. In: The Himalayan Cryosphere: Past and Present. Geological Society, London, Special Publications, 462. Edited by N.C. Pant, R. Ravindra, R. Srivastava, and L.G. Thompson. https://doi.org/10.1144/SP462.6 PDF


Thompson, L. G., M. E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. Beaudon, S. E . Porter, S. Kutuzov, P.-N. Lin, V. N. Mikhalenko, and K. R. Mountain. 2017. Impacts of recent warming and the 2015/16 El Niño on tropical Peruvian ice fields. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 122. https://doi.org/10.1002/2017JD026592. PDF | Supplementary Information

Thompson, L. G. 2017. Past, present and future of glacier archives from the World’s highest mountains. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 161(3), 1-18. PDF

Thompson, L. G., and A. L. Kolata. 2017. Twelfth Century AD: Climate, Environment and the History of the Tiwanaku State. Chapter 7 In: Megadrought and Collapse: From Early Agriculture to Angkor. Edited by Harvey Weiss, London: Oxford Press. (pdf currently unavailable).

Beaudon, E., P. Gabrielli, M. R. Sierra-Hernandez, A. Wegner, and L. G. Thompson. 2017. Central Tibetan Plateau atmospheric trace metals contamination: a 500-year record from the Puruogangri ice core. The Science of the Total Environment, 601, 1349, doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.05.195. PDF | Supplementary Information

Burkhart, P. A., R. B. Alley, L. G. Thompson, J. D. Balog, P. E. Baldau1f, and G. S. Baker. 2017. Savor the Cryosphere. GSA Today, 17, doi: 10.1130/GSATG293A. PDF

Aarons, S. M., S. M. Aciego, C. A. Arendt, M. A. Blakowski, A. Steigmeyer, P. Gabrielli, M. R. Sierra-Hernández, E. Beaudon, B. Delmonte, G. Baccolo, N. W. May, and K. A. Pratt. 2017. Dust composition changes from Taylor Glacier (East Antarctica) during the last glacial-interglacial transition: A multi-proxy approach. Quat. Sci. Rev., 162, 60-71. PDF

Weide, D. M., S. C. Fritz, B. E. Brinson, L. G. Thompson, and W. E. Billups. 2017. Freshwater diatoms in the Sajama, Quelccaya, and Coropuna glaciers of the South American Andes. Diatom Research, doi: 10.1080/0269249X.2017.1335240. PDF

Festi, D., L. Carturan, W. Kofler, G. Dalla Fontana, F. de Blasi, F. Cazorzi, E. Bucher, V. Mair, P. Gabrielli, and K. Oeggl. 2017. Linking pollen deposition and snow accumulation on the Alto dell'Ortles glacier (South Tyrol, Italy) for sub-seasonal dating of a firn temperate core. The Cryosphere, 11, 937–948. PDF


Porter, S. E., C. L. Parkinson, and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2016. Bellingshausen Sea ice extent recorded in an Antarctic Peninsula ice core. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 13,886–13, 900, doi:10.1002/2016JD025626. PDF | Supporting Information

Tian, L., T. Yao, Y. Gao, L. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, S. Muhammad, J. Zong, C. Wang, S. Jin, and Z. Li. 2016. Two glaciers collapse in western Tibet. Journal of Glaciol., doi:10.1017/jog.2016.122. PDF

Permana, D. S., L. G. Thompson, and G. Setyadi. 2016. Tropical west Pacific moisture dynamics and climate controls on rainfall isotopic ratios in southern Papua, Indonesia. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 121, 2222–2245, doi:10.1002/2015JD023893. PDF | Supplementary Information

Gabrielli, P., and 40 others. 2016. Age of the Mt. Ortles ice cores, the Tyrolean Iceman and glaciation of the highest summit of South Tyrol since the Northern Hemisphere Climatic Optimum. The Cryosphere, 10, 2779–2797. PDF

Goodwin, B. P., E. Mosley-Thompson, A. B. Wilson, S. E. Porter, and M. Roxana Sierra-Hernandez. 2016. Accumulation variability in the Antarctic Peninsula: The role of large-scale atmospheric oscillations and their interactions. J. Clim., 29(4), 2579-2596, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-15-0354.1 PDF.

Bird, B. W., Y. Lei, M. Perello, P. J. Polissar, T. Yao, B. Finney, D. Bain, D. Pompeani, and L. G. Thompson. 2016. Late-Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability revealed from a 3300-year-long lake sediment record from Nir’pa Co, southeastern Tibet. The Holocene, 1-12, doi:10.1177/0959683616670220. PDF

Machguth, H., M. MacFerrin, D. van As, J. E. Box, C. Charalampidis, W. Colgan, R. S. Fausto, H. A. J. Meijer, E. Mosley-Thompson, and R. S. W. van de Wal. 2016. Greenland meltwater storage in firn limited by near-surface ice formation. Nature Clim. Change, doi:10.1038/nclimate2899. PDF | Supplementary Information

Aarons, S., S. Aciego, P. Gabrielli, B. Delmonte, J. Koorneef, A. Wegner, and M. A. Blakowski. 2016. The impact of glacier retreat from the Ross Sea on local climate: characterization of mineral dust in the Taylor Dome ice core, East Antarctica. Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 444, 34-44. PDF

Aarons, S., S. Aciego, P. Gabrielli, B. Delmonte, J. Koorneef, C. Uglietti, A. Wegner, M. A. Blakowski, and C. Bouman. 2016. Ice core record of dust sources in the western United States over the last 300 years. Chem. Geol., 442, 160-173. PDF

Kirchgeorg, T., A. Dreyer, J. Gabrieli, P. Gabrielli, Z. Xie, C. F. Boutron, C. Barbante, L. G. Thompson, and R. Ebinghaus. 2016. Accumulation of persistent organic pollutants in a shallow firn core from the Tyrolean Alps. Environ. Pollut., 218, 804-812. PDF

Urrego, D. H., H. Hooghiemstra, O. Rama-Corredor, B. Martrat, J. O. Grimalt, L. Thompson, M. B. Bush, Z. González-Carranza, J. Hanselman, B. Valencia, and C. Velásquez-Ruiz. 2016. Millennial-scale vegetation changes in the tropical Andes using ecological grouping and ordination methods. Clim. Past, 12, 697-711, doi:10.5194/cp-12-697. PDF


Kuipers Munneke, P., S. R. M. Ligtenberg, B. P. Y. Noël, I. M. Howat, J. E. Box, E. Mosley-Thompson, J. R. McConnell, K. Steffen, J. T. Harper, S. B. Das, and M. R. van den Broeke. 2015. Elevation change of the Greenland Ice Sheet due to surface mass balance and firn processes, 1960–2014. The Cryosphere, 9, 2009-2025. PDF

de la Peña, S., I. M. Howat, P. W. Nienow, M. R. van den Broeke, E. Mosley-Thompson, S. F. Price, D. Mair, B. Noël, and A. J. Sole. 2015. Changes in the firn structure of the Greenland Ice Sheet caused by recent warming. The Cryosphere, 9, 541-565. PDF

Uglietti, C., Gabrielli, P., Cooke, C. A., Vallelonga, P., and L. G. Thompson. 2015. Widespread pollution of the South American atmosphere predates the industrial revolution by 240 y. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 112(8), 2349-2354. PDF

Fritz, S. C., B. E. Brinson, W. E. Billups, and L. G. Thompson. 2015. Diatoms at >5000 Meters in the Quelccaya Summit Dome Glacier, Peru. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research, 47(2):369-374. PDF

Hurley, J. V., M. Vuille, D. R. Hardy, S. J. Burns, and L. G. Thompson. 2015. Cold air incursions, δ18O variability, and monsoon dynamics associated with snow days at Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru. J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 120, doi:10.1002/2015JD023323. PDF

Festi, D., W. Kofler, E. Bucher, V. Mair, P. Gabrielli, L. Carturan, and K. Oeggl. 2015. A novel pollen-based method to detect seasonality in ice cores: a case study from the Ortles Glacier (South Tyrol, Italy). J. Glaciol., 61, 815-824. PDF

Gabrielli, P., and , P. Vallelonga. 2015. Contaminant records in ice cores. In: Environmental Contaminants: Using natural archives to track sources and long-term trends of pollution. Edited by Blais, J. M., R. Rosen, and J. P. Smol, Springer, 393-430. PDF


Porter, S. E. and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2014. Exploring seasonal accumulation bias in a west central Greenland ice core with observed and reanalyzed data. J. Glaciol., 60(224), 1065-1074. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and M.E. Davis. 2014. An 1800-year Ice Core History of Climate and Environment in the Andes of Southern Peru and its Relationship with Highland/Lowland Cultural Oscillations. (Chapter 23). In: Inca Sacred Space: Landscape, Site and Symbol in the Andes. Edited by F. Meddens, C. McEwan, K. Willis and N. Branch. London: Archetype Publications. PDF

Uglietti, C., P. Gabrielli, A. Lutton, J. Olesik, and L. Thompson. 2014. Large variability of trace element mass fractions determined by ICP-SFMS in ice core samples from worldwide high altitude glaciers, App. Geochem., 47, 109-121. PDF

Buffen, A.M., M.G. Hastings, L.G. Thompson, and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2014. Investigating the preservation of nitrate isotopic composition in a tropical ice core from the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru, J. Geophys. Res. Atmos., 119, 2674–2697, doi:10.1002/2013JD020715. PDF

Gabrielli, P., D.R. Hardy, N. Kehrwald, M. Davis, G. Cozzi, C. Turetta, C. Barbante, and L.G. Thompson. 2014. Deglaciated areas of Kilimanjaro as a source of volcanic trace elements deposited on the ice cap during the late Holocene. Quat. Sci. Rev., 93, 10 pp. PDF

Bird, B.W., P.J. Polisar, Y. Lei, L.G. Thompson, T. Yao, B.P. Finney, D.J. Bain, D.P. Pompeani, and B.A. Steinman. A Tibetan lake sediment record of Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 399, 92-102, DOI: 10.1016/j.espl.2014.05.017. PDF

Donnellan, A., B. Bills, J.J. Green, R. Goullioud, S. Jones, R. Knight, M. Underhill, J. Goguen, E.M. De Jong, A. Ansar, T. Scambos, P. Morin, B. Hallet, L.G. Thompson, A.S. Gardner, and J. Ekholm. Studying mountain glacier processes using a starring instrument. IEEE Aerospace Conference Proceedings, 2014, DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2014.6836284. PDF

Zagorodnov, V. and L.G. Thompson. Thermal electric ice-core drills: history and new design options for intermediate-depth drilling. 2014. Annals of Glaciology, 55(68), 322-330, DOI: 10.3189/2014AoG68A012. PDF

Zagorodnov, V., S. Tyler, D. Holland, A. Stern, L.G. Thompson, C. Sladek, S. Kobs, and J.P. Nicolas. New technique for access-borehole drilling in shelf glaciers using lightweight drills. Journal of Glaciology, 60(223), 935-944, DOI: 10.3189/2014JoG13J211. PDF


Thompson, L. G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, V.S. Zagorodnov, I.M. Howat, V.N. Mikhalenko, and P.-N. Lin. 2013. Annually resolved ice core records of tropical climate variability over the past ~1800 years. Science, 340(6135), 945-950. PDF

Beaudon, E., J C. Moore and 6 others. 2013. Lomonosovfonna and Holtedahlfonna ice cores reveal east–west disparities of the Spitsbergen environment since AD 1700. Journal of Glaciology, 58(208), 1069-1083. PDF

Carturan L., R. Filippi, R. Seppi, P. Gabrielli and 7 others. 2013. Area and volume loss of the glaciers in the Ortles-Cevedale group (Eastern Italian Alps): controls and imbalance of the remaining glaciers, The Cryosphere, 7, 1339-1359. PDF

Hur S. D., T.-O. Soyol-Erdene, H. J. Hwang, C. H. Han, Gabrielli P., and 3 others. 2013. Climate-related variations in atmospheric Sb and Tl in the EPICA Dome C ice (East Antarctica) during the past 800,000 years. Glob. Geochem. Cycles, 27, 1-11. PDF

Reese, C.A., K.B. Liu, and L.G. Thompson. 2013. An ice-core pollen record showing vegetation response to late-glacial Holocene climate changes at Nevado Sajama, Bolivia. Annals of Glaciology, 54(63), 183-190. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and M. E. Davis. 2013. Ice core records from Africa. Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science, 2nd Ed., Elsevier, 373-378. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2013. The greatest challenge of global climate change: An “inconvenient truth” meets the “inconvenienced mind“, Inside Behavior Analysis, 5 (1), 12-15. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2013. Ice cores, high-mountain glaciers, and climate. In: State of the Earth's Cryosphere at the Beginning of the 21st Century: Glaciers, Global Snow Cover, Floating Ice, and Permafrost and Periglacial Environments, R.S. Williams, Jr. and J.G. Ferrigno, Eds., Satellite Image Atlas of Glaciers of the World, U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1386-A, pp. A157-A191. PDF

Box, Jason E. Noel Cressie, David H. Bromwich, Ji-Hoon Jung, Michiel van den Broeke, J. H. van Angelen, Richard R. Forster, Clement Miege, Ellen Mosley-Thompson, Bo Vinther, Joseph R. McConnell. 2013. Greenland Ice Sheet Mass Balance Reconstruction. Part I: Net Snow Accumulation (1600-2009). Journal of Climate, 26(11), 3919-3934. PDF


Yao, T., L. Thompson and 13 others. 2012. Different glacier status with atmospheric circulations in Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. Nature Climate Change, 2, 663–667. PDF

Gabrielli, P. and 16 others (including L. G. Thompson). 2012. Discovery of cold ice in a new drilling site in the Eastern European Alps. Geogr. Fis. Dinam. Quat., 35, 101-105. PDF

Wegner, A., P. Gabrielli and 8 others. 2012. Change in dust variability in the Atlantic sector of Antarctica at the end of the last deglaciation. Clim. Past., 8, 135-147. PDF

Kehrwald N., R. Zangrando, P. Gabrielli and 4 others. 2012. Levoglucosan as a specific marker of single fire event in Greenland snow. Tellus B, 64, 18196. PDF

Brown, J., J.H. Bradford, J. Harper, W.T. Pfeffer, N.F. Humphrey and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2012. Georadar derived estimates of firn density in the percolation zone, western Greenland ice sheet. Journal of Geophysical Research, 117, F01011, doi:10.1029/2011JF002089.PDF

Thompson, L.G. and G. Kuo. 2012. Climate Change: The Evidence and Our Options. 2012. World Future Review: A Journal of Strategic Foresight, 4(2), 114-122. PDF

Zagorodnov, V., O. Nagornov, T. A. Scambos, A. Muto, E. Mosley-Thompson, E. C. Pettit, and S. Tyuflin. 2012. Borehole temperatures reveal details of 20th century warming at Bruce Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. The Cryosphere, 6, 675-686. PDF

National Research Council. 2012. Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Water Resources, and Water Security, Committee on Himalayan Glaciers, Hydrology, Climate Change, and Implications for Water Security; Board on Atmospheric Studies and Climate. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C. 143 pages, (http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=13449). (Lonnie G. Thompson was a member of the Committee).

Yao, T., L. G. Thompson, V. Mosbrugger, and 12 others. 2012. Third Pole Environment (TPE). Environmental Development, 3, 52-64. PDF


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, and H.H. Brecher. 2011. Tropical glaciers, recorders and indicators of climate change, are disappearing globally. Annals of Glaciology, 52(59), 23-34. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, and M.E. Davis. 2011. A paleoclimatic perspective on the 21st Century glacier loss on Kilimanjaro. Annals of Glaciology, 52(59), 60-68. PDF

Gabrieli, J., L. Carturan, P. Gabrielli, N. Kehrwald, C. Turetta, G. Cozzi, A. Spolaor, R. Dinale, H. Staffler, R. Seppi, G. dalla Fontana, L. Thompson, and C. Barbante. Impact of Po Valley emissions on the highest glacier of the Eastern European Alps. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 8087-8102. PDF

Rashid, H., E. England, L.G. Thompson, and L. Polyak. Late Glacial to Holocene Indian Summer Monsoon Variability Based Upon Sediment Records Taken from the Bay of Bengal. Terrestrial Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences. 21(2), 215-228. PDF

Kinnard, C., C.M. Zdanowicz, D.A. Fisher, E. Isaksson, A. de Vernal, and L.G. Thompson. Reconstructed changes in Arctic sea ice over the past 1,450 years. Nature, 479, 509-512, DOI: 10.1038/nature10581. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2011. Abrupt climate change: a paleoclimate perspective from the world’s highest mountains. In: Abrupt Climate Change, H. Rashid, L. Polyak and E. Mosley-Thompson, editors. Geophysical Monograph 193, Washington D.C., American Geophysical Union, 215-233, DOI: 10.1029/2010GM001023. PDF


Thompson, L. G. 2010. Climate change: The evidence and our options. The Behavior Analyst, 33, 1153-170. PDF

Thompson, L. G. 2010. Understanding global climate change: Paleoclimate perspective from the World's highest mountains. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 54(2), 133-157. PDF

Gabrielli P., and 11 others. 2010. A major glacial-interglacial change in aeolian dust composition as inferred from Rare Earth Elements in Antarctic ice, Quat. Sci. Rev., 29, 265-273. PDF

Burgess, E.W, R.R. Forster, J.E. Box, E. Mosley-Thompson, D.H. Bromwich, R.C. Bales, and L.C. Smith. 2010. A spatially calibrated model of annual accumulation rate on the Greenland ice sheet annual (1958-2007). J. Geophys. Res. (Earth Surface)., 115, F2, doi:10.1029/2009JF001293, 2010. PDF

Gabrielli P., and 12 others. 2010. Atmospheric warming threatens the untapped glacial archive of Ortles mountain, South Tyrol, Journal of Glaciology., 56(199), 843-853. PDF

Gould, B.A., B. Leon, A.M. Buffen and L.G. Thompson 2010. Evidence of a high-Andean, Mid-Holocene plant community: An ancient DNA analysis of glacially preserved remains. 2010. American Journal of Botany, 97(9), 1579-1584. PDF

Vallelonga P., P. Gabrielli and 10 others. 2010. Lead isotopic compositions in the EPICA Dome C ice core and Southern Hemisphere Potential Source Areas, Quat. Sci. Rev. 2010, 29, 247-255. PDF

McKenzie, J.M., B.G. Mark, L.G. Thompson, U. Schotterer, and P.-N. Lin. A hydrogeochemical survey of Kilimanjaro (Tanzania): implications for water sources and ages. Hydrogeology Journal, 18(4), 985-995. DOI: 10.1007/s10040-009-0558-4. PDF

Thompson, L.G., H.H. Brecher, E. Mosley-Thompson, D.R. Hardy, and B.G. Mark. 2010. Response to Mölg et. al.: Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro is consistent with widespread ice loss in low latitudes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 107(17), E-69-E70. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1001999107. PDF


Thompson, L.G., H.H. Brecher, E. Mosley-Thompson, D.R. Hardy, and B.G. Mark. 2009. Glacier loss on Kilimanjaro continues unabated. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.0906029106. PDF and Supplement

Makou M.C., L.G. Thompson, D.B. Montluçon, T.I. Eglinton. 2009. High-sensitivity measurement of diverse vascular plant-derived biomarkers in high-altitude ice cores, Geophys. Res. Lett., 36, L13501, doi:10.1029/2009GL037643. PDF

Gabrielli P. and 8 others. 2009. Ultra-low Rare Earth Element content in accreted ice from sub-glacial Lake Vostok, Antarctica. Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73(20), 5959-5974. PDF

Jitaru, P., P.Gabrielli and 10 others. 2009. Atmospheric depletion of mercury over Antarctica during glacial periods, Nature Geoscience, 2, 505 - 508. PDF

Buffen, A. M.; L. G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, K-I. Huh. 2009. Recently exposed vegetation reveals Holocene changes in the extent of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru. Quaternary Research, 72(2), 157-163. PDF

Heikkila, U., J. Beer, J. Feichter, V. Alfimov, H.-A. Synal, U. Schotterer, A. Eichler, M. Schwikowski,and L. Thompson. 36Cl Bomb peak: Comparison of modeled and measured data, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 9, 4145-4156, 2009. PDF

van der Veen, C.J., Y. Ahn, B.M. Csatho, E. Mosley-Thompson and W.B. Kraybill. 2009. Surface roughness over the northern half of the Greenland ice sheet from airborne laser altimetry, Journal of Geophysical Research (Earth Surface), 114, F01001, doi:10.1029/2008JF001067. PDF

Marteel, A. (Gabrielli P. 5th author of 12). 2009. Climate-related variations in crustal trace elements in Dome C (Antarctica) ice during the past 672 kyr, Clim. Change, 92, 191-211. PDF

Vimeux, F., P. Ginot, M. Schwikowski, M. Vuille, G.H. Hoffmann, L.G. Thompson, and U. Schotterer. Climate variability during the last 1000 years inferred from Andean ice cores: a review of methodology and recent results. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 281, 229-241, DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.03.054. PDF


Calder, C.A., P.F. Craigmile, E. Mosley-Thompson. 2008. Spatial variation in the influence of the North Atlantic Oscillation on precipitation across Greenland. Journal of Geophysical Research, 113(D06112), doi.1029/2007JD009227. PDF

Wei, L., E. Mosley-Thompson, P. Gabrielli, L.G. Thompson and C. Barbante. 2008. Synchronous deposition of volcanic ash and sulfate aerosols over Greenland in 1783 from the Laki eruption (Iceland). Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L16501, doi:10.1029/2008GL035117. PDF

Kehrwald N. M., L. G. Thompson, Y. Tandong, E. Mosley-Thompson, U. Schotterer, V. Alfimov, J. Beer, J. Eikenberg, M. E. Davis (2008), Mass loss on Himalayan glacier endangers water resources. Geophysical Research Letters, 35, L22503, doi:10.1029/2008GL035556. PDF

Gabrielli P., C. Barbante and 9 others. 2008. Siderophile metal fallout to Greenland from the 1991 winter eruption of Hekla (Iceland) and during the global atmospheric perturbation of Pinatubo. Chemical Geology, 255(1-2), 78-86 PDF

Gabrielli P., G. Cozzi, S. Torcini, P. Cescon, and C. Barbante. 2008. Trace elements in winter snow of the Dolomites (Italy): A statistical study of natural and anthropogenic contributions. Chemosphere, 72(10), 1504-1509. PDF

Dick D., A. Wegner, P. Gabrielli and 3 others. 2008. Rare earth elements determined in Antarctic ice by inductively coupled plasma - Time of flight, quadrupole and sector field-mass spectrometry: An inter-comparison study. Analytica Chemica Acta, 621(2), 140-147. PDF

Gambaro, A., R. Zangrando, P. Gabrielli and 2 others. 2008. Direct determination of levoglucosan at the picogram per milliliter level in Antarctic ice by high-performance liquid chromatography/electrospray ionization triple quadrupole mass spectrometry. Analytical Chemistry, 80(5), p. 1649-1655. PDF

Marteel, A. (Gabrielli, P. 4th author of 12). 2008. Changes in atmospheric heavy metals and metalloids in Dome C (East Antarctica) ice back to 672.0 kyr BP (Marine Isotopic Stages 16.2). Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 272(3-4), 579-590. PDF

Ruth, U. (Gabrielli, P. 6th author of 15). 2008. Proxies and measurement techniques for mineral dust in antarctic ice cores. Environmental Science and Technology, 42(15), 5675-5681. PDF


Duan, K., L. G. Thompson, T. Yao, M. E. Davis and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2007. A 1000 year history of atmospheric sulfate concentrations in southern Asia as recorded by a Himalayan ice core. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L01810, doi.10.1029/GL027456. PDF

Liu, K-B., C.A. Reese and L.G. Thompson. 2007. A potential pollen proxy for ENSO derived from the Sajama ice core. Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L09504, doi:10.1029/2006GL029018 PDF

Grosjean, M., C.M. Santoro, L.G. Thompson, L. Nunez and V.G. Standen. 2007. Mid-Holocene Climate and Culture Change in the South Central Andes. In: Climate Change and Cultural Dynamics: A Global Perspective on Mid-Holocene Transitions., (Eds. D.G. Anderson, K.A. Maasch and D.H. Sandweiss), pp. 51-113. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Abrupt Climate Change: Past, Present and Future. 2007. The Journal of Land, Resources and Environmental Law, 27(1), 101-107. PDF

Yao, T., K. Duan, L.G. Thompson, N. Wang, L Tian, B. Xu, Y. Wang, and W. Yu. Temperature variations over the past millennium on the Tibetan Plateau revealed by four ice cores. Annals of Glaciology, 46, 362-366. PDF


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, H. Brecher, M. Davis, B. León, D. Les, P.-N. Lin, T. Mashiotta, and K. Mountain. 2006. Abrupt tropical climate change: past and present. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 103(28), 10536-10543. PDF Dataset1 Dataset2 Dataset3

Duan, K., T. Yao and L.G. Thompson. 2006. Response of monsoon precipitation in the Himalayas to global warming. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D19110, doi:10.1029/2006JD007084. PDF

Fujita, K., L.G. Thompson, Y. Ageta, T. Yasunari, Y. Kajikawa, A. Sakai and N. Takeuchi. 2006.Thirty-year history of glacier melting in the Nepal Himalayas. Journal of Geophysical Research, 111, D03109, doi:10.1029/2005JD005897, p. 1-6. PDF

Grannas, A. M., W.C. Hockaday, P.G. Hatcher, L. G. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2006. New revelations on the nature of organic matter in ice cores, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 111,D04304, doi:10.1029/2005JD006251. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M. E. Davis, T. A. Mashiotta, K. A. Henderson, P.-N. Lin, and Y. Tandong. 2006. Ice core evidence for asynchronous glaciation on the Tibetan Plateau. Quaternary International, 154/155, 3-10, PDF.

Mosley-Thompson, E., L. G. Thompson and P.-N. Lin. 2006. A multi-century perspective on 20th century climate change with new contributions from high Arctic and Greenland (PARCA) cores. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 42-48. PDF

Thompson, L.G., T. Yao, M.E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, P.N. Lin, T.A. Mashiotta, V.N. Mikhalenko and V.S. Zagordonov. 2006. Holocene climate variability archived in the Puruogangri ice cape from the central Tibetan Plateau. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 61-69. PDF

Yao, T., Z. Li, L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, Y. Wang, L. Tian, N. Wang, and K. Duan. 2006. δ18O record in Tibetan ice reveals differences in climatic changes. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 1-7. PDF

Zagorodnov, V., O. Nagornov, and L.G. Thompson. 2006. Influence of surface climatic conditions on a glacier?s active layer temperature. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 285-291. PDF

Li, Z., R. Edwards, E. Mosley-Thompson, F. Wang, Z. Dong, X. You, H. Li, C. Li and Y. Zhu. Seasonal variability of ionic concentrations in surface snow and elution processes in snow–firn packs at the PGPI site on Ürümqi glacier No. 1, eastern Tien Shan, China. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 250-256. PDF

Davis, M.E. and L.G. Thompson. 2006. Andean ice core record of a Middle Holocene Mega-drought in North Africa and the Middle East. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 34-41. PDF

Wang, N., T. Yao, L.G. Thompson and M. Davis. 2006. Strong negative correlation between dust event frequency and air temperature over the northern Tibetan Plateau reflected by the Malan ice core record. Annals of Glaciology, 43, 29-33. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2006. Ice cores, mountain glaciers. Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments. (Kluwer Academic Publisher's Earth Science Series). PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., C. R. Readinger, P. Craigmile, L. G. Thompson, and C. A. Calder. 2005. Regional sensitivity of Greenland precipitation to NAO variability, Geophysical Research Letters, 32, L24707, doi:10.1029/2005GL024776. PDF

Thompson, L.G., M.E Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, K. Henderson, P.-N. Lin, and T. Mashiotta. 2005. Tropical ice core records: Evidence for asynchronous glaciation on Milankovitch timescales. Journal of Quaternary Science, 20(7-8), 723-733. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and M.E. Davis. 2005. Stable isotopes through the Holocene as recorded in low-latitude, high-altitude ice cores. In Aggarwal, P.D., J.R. Gat and K.F.O. Froehlich (Eds.). Isotopes in the Water Cycle. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 321-340. PDF

Thompson, L.G., M.E. Davis, P.N. Lin, E. Mosley-Thompson, and H.H. Brecher. 2005. Ice cores from tropical mountain glaciers as archives of climate change. In U.M. Huber, H.K.M. Bugmann, M.A. Reasoner and A. Mel (Eds.). Global Change and Mountain Regions: An Overview of Current Knowledge. Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 31-38. PDF

Zagorodnov, Z. L.G. Thompson, P. Ginot, and V. Mikhalenko. 2005. Intermediate depth ice coring of high altitude and polar glaciers with a light-weight drilling system. Journal of Glaciology, 51(174), pp. 491-501.PDF

Davis, M.E., L.G. Thompson, T. Yao, and N. Wang. 2005. Forcing of the Asian monsoon on the Tibetan Plateau: Evidence from high-resolution ice core and tropical coral records. Journal of Geophysical Research, 110, D04101, doi:10.1029/2004JD004933. PDF

Christner, B.C., E. Mosley-Thompson, L.G. Thompson, and J.N. Reeve. Classification of bacteria from polar and nonpolar glacier ice. In: Life in Ancient Ice, J.D. Costello and S.O. Rogers, editors. Princeton, NJ, Princeton University Press, 227-239. PDF

Liu K.-B, C.A. Reese, and L.G. Thompson. 2005. Ice-core pollen record of climatic changes in the central Andes during the last 400 yr. Quaternary Research, 64(2), 272-278. PDF

Gagan, M.K. and L.G. Thompson. Evolution of the Indo-Pacific warm pool and Hadley-Walker Circulation since the last deglaciation. In: The Hadley Circulation: Present, Past and Future, H.F. Diaz and R.S. Bradley, editors. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic 289-312. PDF

Cole, A.L., R.N. Boyd, M.E. Davis, L.G. Thompson, A.M. Davis, R.S. Lewis, and E. Zinner. 2005. The search for supernova signatures in an ice core. Nuclear Physics A, 758A, 276c-279c. PDF

Pohjola, V.A., J. Cole-Dai, G. Rosqvist, A.P. Stroeven, and L.G. Thompson. 2005. Potential to recover climatic information from Scandinavian ice cores: an example from the small ice cap Riukojietna. Geografiska Annaler, 87A(1), 259-270. PDF

Mikhalenko, V.N., S.S. Kutuzov, F.F. Fayzrakhmanov, I.V. Nagornov, L.G. Thompson, M.G. Kunakhovich, S.M. Arkhipov, A.N. Dikikh, and R. Usubaliev. 2005. Glaciers recession in Tien Shan in XIX—Beginning of XXI centuries: results of ice core drilling and borehole temperature measurements. Materialy gl︠i︡a︠t︡siologicheskikh issledovaniĭ 98, 175-182. (In Russian, with English summary, Data of Glaciological Studies). PDF

Tandong, Yao, X. Baiqing, J. Chappellaz and L. Thompson. 2005. 2,000-year methane record in a high altitude Himalayan ice core. In: Chinese Paleoscience, Pinxian Wang, Yucheng Chai, Zhengtang Guo and Christoph Kull, eds., PAGES News, 13(2), 18-20. PDF


Thompson, L.G. High altitude mid and low-latitude ice core records: implications for our future. In: Earth Paleoenvironments: Records Preserved in Mid- and Low-Latitude Glaciers, L.D. Cecil, J.R. Green and L.G. Thompson, editors. Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, 9. Dordrecht, Kluwer Academic, 3-15. PDF

Cecil, L.D., J.R. Green, and L.G. Thompson (Eds.). 2004. Earth Paleoenvironments: Records Preserved in Mid-and Low-Latitude Glaciers. (Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Vol. 9), Kluwer, Dordrecht, 250 pages.

Davis, M.E and L.G. Thompson. Four centuries of climatic variation across the Tibetan Plateau from ice-core accumulation and δ18O records. In L.D. Cecil, J.R. Green, and L.G. Thompson (Eds.). Earth Paleoenvironments: Records Preserved in Mid-and Low-Latitude Glaciers. (Developments in Paleoenvironmental Research, Vol. 9), Kluwer, Dordrecht, pp. 145-161. PDF

Duan, K., T. Yao, and L.G. Thompson. 2004. Low-Frequency of southern Asian monsoon variability using a 295-year record from the Dasuopu ice core in the central Himalayas. Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L16209, doi:10.1029/2004GL020015, 2004. PDF

Casal, T.G.D., J.E. Kutzbach, and L.G. Thompson. 2004. Present and past ice sheet mass balance simulations for Greenland and the Tibetan Plateau. Climate Dynamics, 23, 407-425. PDF

Sheppard, P.R., P.E. Tarasov, L.J. Graumlich, K.-U. Heussner, M. Wagner, H. Osterle, and L.G. Thompson. 2004. Annual precipitation since 515 BC reconstructed from living and fossil juniper growth of northeastern Qinghai Province, China. Climate Dynamics, 23, 869-881, doi:10.1007/s00382-004-0473-2. PDF

Hinkel, K.M., A.W. Ellis, and E. Mosley-Thompson, E. 2004. Cryosphere. In: Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, G. L. Gaile and C. J. Willmott (Eds.), Oxford University Press, 47-55.


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, P.-N. Lin, K. Henderson and T.A. Mashiotta. 2002. Tropical glacier and ice core evidence of climate change on annual to millennial time scales. Climatic Change, 59, 137-155. PDF

Wang, N., L.G. Thompson, M.E. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson, T. Yao, and J. Pu. 2003. Influence of variations in NAO and SO on air temperature over the northern Tibetan Plateau as recorded by δ18O in the Malan ice core, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(22), 2167-2170. (doi:10.1029/2003GL018188) PDF

Christner, B.C., E. Mosley-Thompson, L.G. Thompson and J.N. Reeve. Bacterial recovery from ancient glacial ice. Environmental Microbiology, 5(5), 433-436. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. Ice core paleoclimate histories from the Antarctic Peninsula: Where do we go from here? In: Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: A Historical and Paleoenvironmental Perspective, edited by E. Domack et al., Antarctic Research Series, Vol. 79, 115-127, AGU, Washington, D.C.), 2003. (doi. 10.1029/079ARS10). PDF of preprint

Mosley-Thompson, E., T.A. Mashiotta, and L.G. Thompson. 2003. High resolution ice core records of late Holocene volcanism: Current and future contributions from the Greenland PARCA cores. In Volcanism and the Earth's Atmosphere, edited by A. Robock and C. Oppenheimer, AGU Monograph 139, 153-164, 2003. (doi:10.1029/139GM09). PDF

Bradley R.S., M. Vuille, D. Hardy, and L.G. Thompson. 2003. Low latitude ice cores record Pacific sea surface temperatures, Geophysical Research Letters, 30(3), 1774, doi:10.1029/2002GL016546. PDF

Vuille, M., R.S. Bradley, R. Healy, M. Werner, D.R. Hardy, L.G. Thompson, and F. Keimig. 2003. Modeling δ18O in precipitation over the tropical Americas, Part II: Simulation of the stable isotope signal in Andean ice cores, Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 108, doi:10.1029/2001JD002039. PDF

Hong, S., J.K. Park, L.G.Thompson, C.F. Boutron, C.P. Ferrari, B. Francou, and L. Maurice-Bourgoin. Changes in the occurrence of heavy metals in the tropical atmosphere during the past 22,000 years as recorded in Bolivian ice core. In: XIIth International Conference on Heavy Metals in the Environment, Grenoble, France, 2003, vol. 1, C. Boutron and C. Ferrari, editors. Journal de Physique IV, 107, 633-636. DOI:10.1051/jp4:20030383. PDF

Arkhipov, S.M., V.N. Mikhalenko, M.G. Kunakhovich, L.G. Thompson, V.S. Zagorodnov, and K.A. Henderson. 2003. Accumulation and ice formation conditions on the Vetreniy Ice Dome in 1975-1993. (Graham Bell Island, Franz Josef Land). MOCKBA, 93. pp. 17-24.

Hinkel, K.M., A.W. Ellis and E. Mosley-Thompson. Cryosphere. In: Geography in America at the Dawn of the 21st Century, G.L. Gaile and C.J. Willmott, editors, New York, Oxford University Press, 47-55. PDF


Thompson, L. G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M. E. Davis, Keith A. Henderson, Henry H. Brecher, Victor S. Zagorodnov, Tracy A. Mashiotta, Ping-Nan Lin, Vladimir N. Mikhalenko, Douglas R. Hardy, and Jürg Beer. 2002. Kilimanjaro ice core records: Evidence of Holocene climate change in tropical Africa. Science, 298, 589-593.
Science has made the Full paper available as both text and PDF files.

Wang Ninglian, Yao Tandong, L.G. Thompson and M.E. Davis. 2002. Indian monsoon and North Atlantic Oscillation signals reflected by Cl- and Na+ in a shallow ice core from the Dasuopu Glacier, Xixiabangma, Himalayas. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 273-277. PDF

Wang Ninglian, Yao Tandong, L.G. Thompson, K.A. Henderson, M.E. Davis. 2002. Evidence for cold events in the early Holocene from the Guliya Ice Core, Tibetan Plateau, China. Chinese Science Bulletin, 47(17): 1422-1427. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson and J.J. Kelley. Performance of intermediate depth portable ice core drilling system on polar and temperate glaciers. In: Ice Core Drilling Technology, N. Azuma and Y. Fujii, editors. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue, 56, 67-81. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, and J.J. Kelley. Ice core drilling complications. In: Ice Core Drilling Technology, N. Azuma and Y. Fujii, editors. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue, 56, 196-205. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, F. Huffman and J.J. Kelley. Intermediate depth ice core drilling support systems: power generators and shelters. In: Ice Core Drilling Technology, N. Azuma and Y. Fujii, editors. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue, 56, 313-320. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., F. Huffman, L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson. Controller for portable intermediate depth ice core drilling system. In: Ice Core Drilling Technology, N. Azuma and Y. Fujii, editors. Memoirs of National Institute of Polar Research Special Issue, 56, 321-325. PDF

Price, P. B., O.V. Nagornov, R. Bay, D. Chirkin, Y. D. He, P. Miocinovic, A. Richards, K. Woschnagg, B.Koci and V. Zagorodnov. Temperature profile for glacial ice at South Pole: Implications for life in a nearby subglacial lake, Proceeding of the National Academy of Sciences, 99, 7844-7847. PDF

Yao, T. , K. Duan, B. Xu, N. Wang, J. Pu, S. Kang, X. Qin, and L.G. Thompson. Temperature and methane changes over the past 1000 years recorded in Dasuopu glacier (central Himalaya ice core. Annals of Glaciology, 35, 379-383. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., J. R. McConnell, R. C. Bales, Z. Li, P-N. Lin, K. Steffen, L.G. Thompson, R. Edwards, and D. Bathke. 2001. Local to regional-scale variability of Greenland accumulation from PARCA cores. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 106(D24), 33,839-33,851. PDF

Christner, B.C., E. Mosley-Thompson, L.G. Thompson, and J.N. Reeve. 2001. Isolation of bacteria and 16S rDNAs from Lake Vostok accretion ice. Environmental Microbiology, 3(9), 570-579. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2001. Stable isotopes and their relationship to temperature as recorded in low-latitude ice cores. In: Geological Perspectives of Global Climate Change (Eds. L.C. Gerhard, W.E. Harrison and B.M. Hanson), American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Studies in Geology # 47, Tulsa, OK, 99-119. PDF (low quality: text readable, some figures hard to read)

Bales, R.C., J.R. McConnell, E. Mosley-Thompson and B. Csatho. 2001. Accumulation over the Greenland ice sheet from historical and recent records. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 106(D24), 33,813-33,825. PDF

Bales, R.C., J.R. McConnell, E. Mosley-Thompson, and G. Lamorey. 2001. Accumulation map for the Greenland ice sheet 1971-1990. Geophysical Research Letters, 28(15), 2967-2970. PDF

Bales, R.C. E. Mosley-Thompson, J.R. McConnell. 2001. Variability of accumulation in northwest Greenland over the past 250 years, Geophysical Research Letters, 28(14), 2679-2682. PDF

Davis, C., J. McConnell, J. Bolzan, J. Bamber, R. H. Thomas, and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2001. Elevation changes of the Southern Greenland ice sheet from 1978 to 1988: Interpretation, Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 106 (D24), 33,743-33,754. PDF

McConnell, J., G. Lamorey, E. Hanna, E. Mosley-Thompson, R. Bales, D. Belle-Oudry, J. Burkhart, J. Kyne. 2001. Annual net snow accumulation over southern Greenland from 1975 to1998. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 106(D24), 33,827-33,838. PDF

Robertson, A., J. Overpeck, D. Rind, E. Mosley-Thompson, G. Zielinski, J. Lean, D. Koch, J.. Penner, I. Tegen, and R. Healy. Hypothesized climate forcing time series for the last 500 years. Journal of Geophysical Research, 106 (D14), 14,783-14,803, 2001 PDF

Samoes, J. and V.S. Zagorodnov 2001. The record of anthropogenic pollution in snow and ice in Svalbard. Atmospheric Environment, 35(2), 403-413. PDF

Van der Veen, C., E. Mosley-Thompson, K. C. Jezek, I.M. Whillans, and J.F. Bolzan. 2001. Accumulation rates in south and central Greenland, Polar Geography, 25(2), 79-162. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E., M. Beydoun, P.A. Dzuroff, M. Haltuch, E. Hofherr, L. Huelskamp, and C. Shaw. 2001. Book Review: Global Warming: the Complete Briefing (2nd Edition) by John Houghton, Cambridge University Press. In Journal of Geoscience Education, 49(1), 66-67. (This was a class project for a graduate seminar).

Nagornov., O.V, Y.V. Konovalov, V.S. Zagorodnov, and L.G. Thompson. 2001. Reconstruction of Arctic glacier surface temperature based on borehole temperature measurements. Inzhenerno-Fizicheskii Zhurnal Vol. 74, No. 2, pp. 3-12 (in Russian).

Alverson, K., R. Bradley, K. Briffa, J. Cole, M. Hughes, I. Larocque, T. Pederson. L.G. Thompson, and S. Tudhope. A Global paleoclimate observing system. Science, 293(5527), 47-48. PDF

Ferrari, C.P., T. Clotteau, L.G. Thompson, C. Barbante, G. Cozzi, P. Cescon, S. Hong, L. Maurice-Bourgoin, B. Francou, and C.F. Boutron. Heavy metals in ancient tropical ice: initial results. Atmospheric Environment, 35(33), 5809-5815. PDF


Thompson, L.G., T. Yao, E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, K.A. Henderson and P.-N. Lin. 2000. A high-resolution millennial record of the South Asian Monsoon from Himalayan ice cores. Science, 289, 1916-1919. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson and K.A. Henderson. 2000. Ice core paleoclimate records in tropical South America since the Last Glacial Maximum. Journal of Quaternary Science, 15(4), 377-394. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 2000. Ice core evidence for climate change in the Tropics: implications for our future. Quaternary Science Reviews, 19, 19-35. PDF

Cole-Dai, J., E. Mosley-Thompson, S.P. Wight, and L.G. Thompson. 2000. A 4100-year record of explosive volcanism from an East Antarctica ice core. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 105(D19), 24,431-24,441. PDF

McConnell, J.R., R. J. Arthern, E. Mosley-Thompson, C. H. Davis, R. C. Bales, R. Thomas, J. F. Burkhart, and J. D. Kyne. Changes in Greenland ice sheet elevation changes attributed primarily to snow accumulation variability. 2000. Nature, 406(6798), 877-879. PDF

Christner, B. C., E. Mosley-Thompson, L.G. Thompson, V. Zagorodnov, K. Sandman and J. N. Reeve. 2000. Recovery and identification of viable microorganisms immured in glacial ice. Icarus, 144, 479-485. PDF

Zagorodnov,V., L.G. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson. 2000. Portable system for intermediate depth ice core drilling, Journal of Glaciology, 152, 167-172. PDF

McConnell, J.R., E. Mosley-Thompson, D.H. Bromwich, R.C. Bales, J.D. Kyne. 2000. Interannual variations of snow accumulation on the Greenland ice sheet (1985-1996): New Observations versus model predictions. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 105(D3), 4039-4046. PDF

Masson, V., F. Vimeux, J. Jouzel, V. Morgan, M. Delmotte, P. Ciais, C. Hammer, S. Johnsen, V.Y. Lipenkov, E. Mosley-Thompson, E., J.-R., E.J. Steig, M. Stievenard, and R. Vaikmae. 2000. Holocene climate variability in Antarctica based on 11 ice-core isotopic records, Quaternary Research, 54(3), 348-358. PDF

Thompson, L.G., K.A. Henderson, E. Mosley-Thompson, and P.-N. Lin. 2000. The tropical ice core record of ENSO. In: El Niño and the Southern Oscillation: Multiscale Variability and Global Regional Impacts, H.F. Diaz and V. Markgraf, editors. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 325-356. PDF

Xie, S., T. Yao, S. Kang, B. Xu, K. Duan, and L.G. Thompson. Geochemical analyses of a Himalayan snowpit profile: implications for atmospheric pollution and climate. Organic Geochemistry, 31, 15-23. PDF

Yang, M., T. Yao, Y. He, and L.G. Thompson. 2000. ENSO events recorded in the Guliya ice core. Climatic Change, 47(4), 401-409. PDF


Cole-Dai, J. and E. Mosley-Thompson, 1999. The Pinatubo eruption in South Pole snow and its potential value to ice core paleovolcanic records. Annals of Glaciology, 29, 99-105. PDF

Cole-Dai, J,., E. Mosley-Thompson and Q. Dahe. 1999. Evidence of the 1991 Pinatubo volcanic eruption in south polar snow. Chinese Science Bulletin, 44(8), 756-761. Abstract

Henderson, K.A., L.G. Thompson, and P-N., Lin, 1999. Recording of El Niño in ice core δ18 records from Nevado Huascarán, Peru. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(D24), 31,053-31,065. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E., J.F. Paskievitch, A.J. Gow and L.G. Thompson, 1999. Late 20th Century increase in South Pole snow accumulation. Journal of Geophysical Research, 104(D4), 3877- 3886. PDF

Ninglian, W., Y. Tandong, Q. Dahe, L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, J. Cole-Dai, M.E. Davis and P.-N. Lin. 1999. New evidence for enhanced cosmogenic isotope production rate in the atmosphere ~ 37 kaBP. Annals of Glaciology, 29,136-140. PDF

Smith, R.C., D. Ainley, K. Baker, E. Domack, S. Emslie, B. Fraser, J. Kennett, A. Leventer, E. Mosley-Thompson, S. Stammerjohn and M. Vernet. Marine ecosystem sensitivity to climate change. Bioscience, 49(5), 393-404. PDF

Sohn, H.-G., K. Jezek, F. Baumgartner, R. Forster and E. Mosley-Thompson. 1999. Radar backscatter measurements from RADARSAT SAR Imagery of South Pole Station, Antarctica. IGARSS'99: Remote sensing of the Earth System - A challenge for the 21st Century, IEEE, 2360-2362. PDF

Van der Veen, C.J., E. Mosley-Thompson, A.J.Gow, and B.G. Mark, 1999. Accumulation at South Pole: Comparison of two 900-year records. Journal of Geophysical Research (Atmospheres), 104 (D24) 31,067-31,076.PDF

Thompson, L.G. Ice core evidence for tropical climate change: the role of water vapor. 10th Symposium on Global Change Studies, 1999, Dallas Texas, Preprints. American Meteorological Society, 286-289. PDF

Wang, N., T. Yao., Y. Shi, L.G. Thompson, J. Cole-Dai, P.-N. Lin, and M.E. Davis. On the magnitude of temperature decrease in the equatorial regions during the Last Glacial Maximum. Science in China, Series D, 42(Suppl.), 80-90. PDF

Xie, S., T. Yao, S., K. Duan, B. Xu, and L.G. Thompson. Climatic and environmental implications from organic matter in Dasuopu glacier in Xixiabangma in Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Science in China, Series D, 42(4), 383-391. PDF

Wang, N., T. Yao, D. Qin, L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, J. Cole-Daim M.E. Davis, and P.-N. Lin. New evidence for enhanced cosmogenic isotope production rate in the atmosphere ~37 ka BP. Annals of Glaciology, 29, 136-140. PDF


An, Zhisheng and L.G. Thompson, 1998. Paleoclimatic change of monsoonal China linked to global change. In: IGBP Publication Series 3: Asian Change in the Context of Global Climate Change: Impact of Natural and Anthropogenic Changes in Asia on Clobal Biogeochemical Cycles, Eds. J.N. Galloway and J.M. Melillo, 18-41.

Anklin, M., R.C. Bales, E. Mosley-Thompson, and J. McConnell. Annual accumulation at two sites in Northwest Greenland during recent centuries. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103(D22), 28,775-28,783. PDF

Epstein, P.R., H.F. Diaz. S. Elias, G. Grabherr, N.E. Graham, W.J. Martens, E. Mosley-Thompson, and J. Susskind, 1998. Biological an physical signs of climate change: Focus on mosquito-borne diseases. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 79(3), 409-417. PDF

Liu, K.-b, Z. Yao and L.G. Thompson, 1998. A pollen record of the Holocene climate changes from the Dunde ice cap, Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau, Geology, 26(2), 135-138. PDF

Thompson, L.G., M.E. Davis, E.M. Thompson, T.A. Sowers, K.A. Henderson, V.S. Zagorodnov, P.N.Lin, V.N. Mikhalenko, R.K.Campen, J.F.Bolzan, J.Cole-Dai and B.Francou. A 25,000 year tropical climate history from Bolivian ice cores. Science, 282(5295), 1858-1864. PDF

Yao, T., L.G.Thompson, Y.Shi, Q.Dahe., K.Jiao, Z.Yang, L.Tian and E.Mosley-Thompson, 1998. Climate variation since the Last Interglaciation recorded in the Guliya ice cores. Science in China (Series D), 40(6), 662-668. PDF

Zagorodnov, V., L.G.Thompson, J.J.Kelley, B.Koci and V.Mikhalenko, 1998. Antifreeze thermal ice core drilling: an effective approach to the acquisition of ice cores. Cold Regions Science and Technology, 28, 189-202. PDF

Stahle, D.W., R.D. D’Arrigo, P.J. Krusic, M.K. Cleaveland, E.R. Cook, R.J. Allan, J.E. Cole, R.B. Dunbar, M.D. Therrell, D.A. Gay, M.D. Moore, M.A. Stokes, B.T. Burns, J. Villanueva-Diaz and L.G. Thompson. Experimental dendroclimatic reconstruction of the Southern Oscillation. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society, 79(10), 2137-2152. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and V.N. Mikhalenko. First results of the two new projects of the deep core drilling on tropical glaciers. Materialy gl︠i︡a︠t︡siologicheskikh issledovaniĭ 84, 224-228. (In Russian, with English summary, Data of Glaciological Studies). PDF


Cole-Dai, J., E. Mosley-Thompson and L.G. Thompson. Annually resolved Southern Hemisphere volcanic history from two Antarctic ice cores. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D14), 16,761-16,771. PDF

Cole-Dai, J., E. Mosley-Thompson and L.G. Thompson. Quantifying the Pinatubo signal in south polar snow. Geophysical Research Letters, 24(21), 2679-2682. PDF

Rozanski, K., S.J.Johnsen, U. Schotterer and L.G.Thompson, 1997. Reconstruction of past climates from stable isotope records of palaeo-precipitation preserved in continental archives. Hydrological Sciences - Journal-des Sciences Hyfrologiques, 42(5), 725-745. PDF

Rogers, J.C., R. Hellstrom, E. Mosley-Thompson and C.C. Wang. An abrupt Spring air temperature rise over the Greenland ice cap. Journal of Geophysical Research, 102(D12), 13,793-13,800. PDF

Thompson, L.G., T. Yao, M.E. Davis, K.A. Henderson, E. Mosley-Thompson, P.N. Lin, J. Beer, H.-A. Synal, J. Cole-Dai, and J.F. Bolzan, 1997. Tropical climate instability: The last glacial cycle from a Qinghai-Tibetan ice core. Science , 276: 1821-25. PDF

Thompson, L.G., V. Mikhalenko, E. Mosley-Thompson, M. Durgerov, P.-N. Lin, M. Moskalevsky, M.E. Davis, S. Arkhipov, and J. Dai. Ice core records of recent climate variability: Gregoriev and It-Tish ice caps in central Tien Shan, central Asia. Proceedings of the International Symposium: Seasonal and Longterm Fluctuations of Nival and Glacial Processes in Mountains, Tashkent, 1993, Materialy gl︠i︡a︠t︡siologicheskikh issledovaniĭ 81, 100-109. (Data of Glaciological Studies, In English). PDF

Dickfoss, P.V., J.L. Betancourt, L.G. Thompson, R.M. Turner, and S. Tharnstrom. History of ice at Candelaria Ice Cave, New Mexico. New Mexico Bureau of Mines and Mineral Resources, Bulletin, 156, 91-112. PDF

Yao, T., Y. Shi, and L.G. Thompson. High resolution of paleoclimate since the Little Ice Age from the Tibetan ice cores. Quaternary International, 37, 19-23. PDF

Yao, T., L.G. Thompson, T. Shi, D. Qin, K. Jiao, Z. Yang, L. Tian, and E. Mosley-Thompson. Climate variation since the Last Interglaciation recorded in the Guliya ice core. Science in China, Series D, 40(6), 662-668. PDF


Mosley-Thompson. E. Holocene climate changes recorded in an East Antarctica ice core. In: Climatic Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2,000 Years, P.D. Jones, R. Bradley and J. Jouzel, editors. NATO Advanced Research Series I, 41, 263-279. PDF

Raymond, C.F., B.R. Weertman, L.Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, D. Peel and R. Mulvaney. Geometry, motion and mass balance of Dyer Plateau, Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 42(142), 510-518. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Climatic changes for the last 2000 years inferred from ice-core evidence in tropical ice cores. In: Climatic Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2,000 Years, P.D. Jones, R. Bradley and J. Jouzel, editors. NATO Advanced Research Series I, 41, 281-295. PDF

Yao, T., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, Y. Zhihong, Z. Xingping, and P-N Lin. Climatological significance of δ18O in north Tibetan ice cores. Journal of Geophysical Research, 101(D23), 29,531-29,537. PDF

Yao, T., K. Jiao, L. Tian, Z. Yang, W. Shi, and L.G. Thompson. Climatic variations since the Little Ice Age recorded in the Guliya ice core. Science in China, Series D, 39(6), 587-596. PDF

Yao, T., L.G. Thompson, D. Qin, L. Tian, K. Jiao, Z. Yang, and C. Xie. 1996. Variations in temperature and precipitation in the past 2 000 a on the Xizang (Tibet) Plateau – Guliya ice core record. Science in China, Series D, 39(4), 425-433. PDF


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, M.E. Davis, P-N. Lin, K.A. Henderson, J. Cole-Dai, J.F. Bolzan and K-b. Liu. Late Glacial Stage and Holocene tropical ice core records from Huascaran, Peru. Science, 269, 46-50. PDF

Dai, J., L.G. Thompson, and E. Mosley-Thompson. A 495-year record of atmospheric chloride, nitrate, and sulfate: Results of chemical analysis of ice cores from Dyer Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 182-188. PDF

Davis, M.E., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, P.-N. Lin, V.N. Mikhalenko, and J. Dai. Recent ice-core climate records from the Cordillera Blanca, Peru. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 225-230. PDF

Lin, P.N., L.G. Thompson, M.E. Davis and E. Mosley-Thompson. 1000 years of climatic change in China: Ice core δ18O evidence. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 189-195. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E., L.G. Thompson, J.F. Paskievitch, M. Pourchet, A.J. Gow, M.E. Davis, and J. Kleinman. Recent increase in South Pole snow accumulation. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 131-138. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. Late Holocene climate histories from high resolution ice cores: Old and new paradigms. (Extended abstract). Proceedings of Wadati Conference on Global Change and the Polar Climate, Tsukuba Science City, Japan, Nov. 7-10, 70-73.

Rogers, J.C. and E. Mosley-Thompson. Atlantic Arctic cyclones and the mild Siberian winters of the 1980s. Geophysical Research Letters, 22(7), 799-802. PDF

Thompson, L.G., M.E. Davis, P.N. Lin, J. Dai, J.F. Bolzan, and T. Yao. 1000 year climate ice-core record from the Guliya ice cap, China: its relationship to global climate variability. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 175-181. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Chapter 10: The World of Snow and Ice: Ice Core Archives: The Keys to our Future are Frozen in our Past. In: The Blue Planet. B. Skinner and S. Porter, 272-273.

Yao, T., L.G. Thompson, K. Jiao, E. Mosley-Thompson, and Z. Yang. Recent warming as recorded in the Qinghai-Tibetan cryosphere. Annals of Glaciology, 21, 196-200. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Late Holocene ice core records of climate and environment from the tropical Andes, Peru. Bulletin de l’Institut Francais d’Etudes Andines, 24(3), 619-629. PDF


Nagornov, O.V., V.S. Zagorodnov, and J.J.Kelley. Effect of a heated drilling bit and borehole liquid on thermoelastic stresses in an ice core. Mem. Natl. Inst. Polar Res., Spec. Issue, 49, 328-340. PDF

Thompson, L.G., D.A. Peel, E. Mosley-Thompson, R. Mulvaney, J. Dai, P.-N. Lin, M.E. Davis, and C.F. Raymond. Climate since AD 1510 on Dyer Plateau, Antarctic Peninsula: evidence for recent climatic change. Annals of Glaciology, 20, 420 -426. PDF

Thompson, L.G., M.E. Davis and E. Mosley-Thompson. Glacial records of global climate: A 1500-year tropical ice core record of climate. Human Ecology, 22(1), 83-95. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. Dust in polar ice sheets. Analusis,22(8), 44-46. Abstract

Zagorodnov, V.S., V.A.Morev, O.V.Nagornov, J.J.Kelley, T.A.Gosink, and B.R.Koci. Hydrophilic Liquid in Glacier Boreholes. Cold Regions Science and Technology 22 (1994), p. 243-251.PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., J.J.Kelley, L.Thompson, and O.Watanabe. Continuous study of an ice core: ECM, fine stratigraphy, air bubbles and crystals. Mem. Natl. Inst. Polar Res., Spec. Issue, 49, 294-303. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., O.V.Nagornov, J.J.Kelley. Drilling of glacier borehole with hydrophilic liquid. Mem. Natl. Inst. Polar Res., Spec. Issue, 49, 159-170. PDF

Zagorodnov, V.S., J.J.Kelley, and B.Koci. Directional drilling. Mem. Natl. Inst. Polar Res., Spec. Issue, 49, 172-178.PDF


Selected earlier papers: some abstracts and/or PDFs provided.

Mosley-Thompson, E., L.G. Thompson, J. Dai, M.E. Davis, and P.N. Lin. Climate of the last 500 years: high resolution ice core records. Quaternary Science Reviews, 12, 419-430. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson and five others. "Recent warming": ice core evidence from tropical ice cores with emphasis upon Central Asia. Global and Planetary Change, 7, 145-156. PDF

Brecher, H. H and L. G. Thompson. Measurement of the retreat of Qori Kalis in the tropical Andes of Peru by terrestrial photogrammetry. Photogrammetric Engineering and Remote Sensing, 59(6), 1017-1022. PDF

Feng, Z., L.G. Thompson, E. Mosley-Thompson, J. Dai, M.E. Davis and P.N. Lin. Temporal and spatial variations of climate in China during the past 10,000 years. The Holocene, 3(2), 174-180. PDF

Dai, J., E. Mosley-Thompson, and L.G. Thompson. Ice cores as unique means of retrieving records of chemical compounds in the atmosphere: evidence of an undocumented tropical volcanic eruption in the early 19th century. In: Sampling and Analysis of Airborne Pollutants, E.R. Winegar and L.H. Keith, editors. Boca Raton, FL, Lewis Publishers, 229-243. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Reconstructing the paleo ENSO records from tropical and subtropical ice cores. Bulletin de l’Institut Francais d’Etudes Andines, 22(1), 65-83. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E. 1992. Paleoenvironmental conditions in Antarctica since A.D. 1500: ice core evidence. In: Climate Since A.D. 1500, R.S. Bradley and P.D. Jones, editors, London and New York, Routledge, Chapman and Hall, 572-591. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. 1992. Evidence of changes in climate and environment in 1816 as recorded in ice cores from Quelccaya ice cap, Peru, the Dunde ice cap, China, and Siple Station, Antarctica. In: The Year Without a Summer? World Climate in 1816., C.R. Harington, Ed., Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Canada, 479-492. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson and P.A. Thompson. 1992. Reconstructing interannual climate variability from tropical and subtropical ice-core records. Chapter 16 In: H. Diaz and V. Markgraf (Eds.), El Niño, Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the Southern Oscillation, Cambridge University Press, 295-322. PDF

Brecher, H.H. and L.G. Thompson. Measurement of the retreat of Qori Kalis Glacier in the tropical Andes of Peru by terrestrial photogrammetry. ASPRS/ACSM/RT 92 Technical Papers, Volume 1, Global Change and Education, 371-379. PDF

Michaelsen, J. and L.G. Thompson. A comparison of proxy records of El Niño/Southern Oscillation. In: El Niño: Historical and Paleoclimatic Aspects of the Southern Oscillation, H.F. Diaz and V. Markgraf, editors. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 323-348. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Ice core evidence from Peru and China. In: Climate Since A.D. 1500, R.S. Bradley and P.D. Jones, editors. London, Routledge, 517-548. PDF


Dai, J., E. Mosley-Thompson and L.G. Thompson. Ice core evidence for an explosive tropical volcanic eruption 6 years prior to Tambora. Journal of Geophysical Research, 96(D9), 17361-17366. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E., J. Dai, L.G. Thompson, P.M. Grootes, J.K. Arbogast, and J.F. Paskievitch. Glaciological studies at Siple Station (Antarctica) Potential ice core paleoclimatic record. Journal of Glaciology, 37(125), 11-22. PDF

Shimada, I., C.B. Schaaf, L.G. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson. Cultural impacts of severe droughts in the prehistoric Andes: Application of a 1,500-year ice core precipitation record. World Archaeology: Archaeology and Arid Environments, 22(2), 247-270. PDF

Shimada, I., C. Schaaf, L.G. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson. Implicaciones culturales de una gran sequia del siglo vi d.C. en los Andes Peruanos. Boletin De Lima, 77, 33-56.

Yao, T., X. Zichu, Q. Yang, and L. Thompson. 1991. Temperature and precipitation fluctuations since 1600 A.D. provided by the Dunde Ice Cap, China. In: Glaciers-Ocean-Atmosphere Interactions, V.M. Kotlyakov, A. Ushakov and A. Glazovsy, editors. IAHS Publication 208, 61-70. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. Spatial and temporal characteristics of the Little Ice Age: the ice core record. In: International Conference on the Role of the Polar Regions in Global Change: Proceedings of the Conference held June 11-15, 1990 at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks, G. Weller, C.L. Wilson and B.A.B. Severin. Fairbanks, AK, Geophysical Institute, and Center for Global Change and Arctic System. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., L.G. Thompson, P. Grootes, and N. Gundestrup. Little Ice Age (Neoglacial) paleoenvironmental conditions at Siple Station, Antarctica. Annals of Glaciology, 14, 199-204. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, and 8 others. Glacial Stage ice core records from the subtropical Dunde ice cap, China. Annals of Glaciology, 14, 288-297. PDF


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson and 8 others. Holocene-Late Pleistocene climatic ice core records from Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau. Science, 246(4929), 474-477.PDF

Grootes, P.M., M. Stuiver, L.G. Thompson and E. Mosley-Thompson. Oxygen isotope ratio changes in tropical ice, Quelccaya, Peru. Journal of Geophysical Research, 94(D1), 1187-1194. PDF

Baumgartner, T.R., J.Michaelsen, L.G. Thompson, G.T. Shen, A. Soutar, and R.E. Casey. 1989. The recording of interannual climatic change by high-resolution natural systems: tree-rings, coral bands, glacial ice layers, and marine varves. In: Aspects of Climate Variability in the Pacific and the Western Americas, D.H. Peterson, editor, Geophysical Monograph 55, Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 1-14. PDF

Thompson, L.G. 1989. Ice-core records with emphasis on the global record of the last 2000 years. In: Global Changes of the Past, R.S. Bradley, editor. Boulder, CO, UCAR, Office for Interdisciplinary Studies, 201-224. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. 1989. One-half millennia of tropical climate variability as recorded in the stratigraphy of the Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru. In: Aspects of Climate Variability in the Pacific and the Western Americas, D.H. Peterson, editor, Geophysical Monograph 55, Washington, D.C., American Geophysical Union, 15-31. PDF


Thompson, L.G., M. Davis, E. Mosley-Thompson and K-b. Liu. Pre-Incan agricultural activity recorded in dust layers in two tropical ice cores. Nature, 336, 763-765. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, X. Wu and Z. Xie. Wisconsin/Wuerm Glacial Stage ice in the subtropical Dunde ice cap, China. GeoJournal, 17(4), 517-523. PDF

Thompson, L.G., X. Wu, E. Mosley-Thompson and Z. Xie. Climatic ice core records from the Dunde ice cap, China. Annals of Glaciology, 10, 178-182. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., J.F. Paskievitch, and S.M. Gross. 1987. Ice-core drilling for paleoclimatic information at Plateau Remote. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 22(5), 78-79. PDF

Palais, J.M., P.R. Kyle, E. Mosley-Thompson, and E. Thomas. Correlation of a 3,200 year old tephra in ice cores from Vostok and South Pole Stations, Antarctica. Geophysical Research Letters, 14(8), 804-807. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. Evidence of abrupt climatic during the last 1,500 years recorded in ice cores from the tropical Quelccaya ice cap, Peru. In: Abrupt Climatic Change - Evidence and Implications. (W. Berger, Editor). D. Reidel Publishing Co., 99-110. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., K.R. Mountain, and J.F. Paskievitch. 1986. Paleoclimate ice core program at Siple Station. Antarctic Journal of the U.S., 2(5), 115-117. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, W. Dansgaard and P.M. Grootes. The "Little Ice Age" as recorded in the stratigraphy of the tropical Quelccaya ice cap. Science, 234, 361-364. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E., P.D. Kruss, L.G. Thompson, M. Pourchet and P. Grootes. Snow stratigraphic record at South Pole: potential for paleoclimatic reconstruction. Annals of Glaciology, 7, 26-33. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson. J.F. Bolzan and B.R. Koci. A 1500 year record of climate variability recorded in ice cores from the tropical Quelccaya Ice Cap. Science, 229, (471), 971-973. PDF

Lyons, W.B., P.A. Mayewski, L.G. Thompson, and B. Allen III. The glaciochemistry of snow-pits from Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru, 1982. Annals of Glaciology, 7, 84-88. PDF


Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson and B.M. Arnao. Major El Niño-Southern Oscillation events recorded in stratigraphy of the tropical Quelccaya Ice Cap. Science, 226(4670), 50-52. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, P. Grootes, and M. Pourchet. Tropical glaciers: potential for ice core paleoclimatic reconstructions. Journal of Geophysical Research, 89(D3), 4638-4646. PDF

Thompson, L.G. Analysis of microparticles in ice cores: an indicator of past environments. Journal of Glaciology and Cryopedology, 6(1), 25-31. (In Chinese, with references in English.) PDF


Thompson, L.G., J.F. Bolzan, H.H. Brecher, P.D. Kruss, E. Mosley-Thompson, and K.C. Jezek. Geophysical investigations of the tropical Quelccaya Ice Cap, Peru. Journal of Glaciology, 28(98), 57-69. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. Microparticle analysis of the Ross Ice Shelf Q-13 core and preliminary analysis of the J-9 core. Annals of Glaciology, 3, p. 211-215. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. Spatial distribution of microparticles within antarctic snowfall. Annals of Glaciology, 3, p. 300-306. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L. G. Thompson. Nine centuries of microparticle deposition at the South Pole. Quaternary Research, 17(1), pp. 1-13. PDF

Jezek, K.C. and L.G. Thompson. Interpretation of mono-pulse ice radar soundings on two Peruvian glaciers. IEEE Transactions on Geoscience and Remote Sensing, GE-20, 243-249. PDF


Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. Temporal variability of microparticle properties in polar ice sheets. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 11(1), 11-27. PDF

Kyle, P.R., P.A. Jezek, E. Mosley-Thompson and L.G. Thompson. Tephra layers in the Byrd ice core and the Dome C ice core, Antarctica and their climatic importance. Journal of Volcanology and Geothermal Research, 11(1), 29-39. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and E. Mosley-Thompson. Microparticle Concentration Variations Linked with Climatic Change: Evidence from Polar Ice Cores. Science, 212(4496), 812-815. PDF

Thompson, L.G. and S.L. Hastenrath. 1981. Climatic ice core studies at Lewis Glacier, Mount Kenya. Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie, 17(1), 115-123. PDF


Thompson, L. G. 1980. Glacialogical investigation of the tropical Quelccaya ice cap, Peru. J. Glaciol., 25(91), 69-84. PDF


Thompson, L.G. Ice core studies from Mt Kenya, Africa, and their relationship to other tropical ice core studies. In: Sea Level, Ice and Climatic Change: Proceedings of the Canberra Symposium, December 1979, I. Allison, editor. IAHS Publication 131, 55-62. PDF

Thompson, L.G., E. Mosley-Thompson, and J.R. Petit. 1979. Glaciological interpretation of microparticle concentrations from the French 905-m Dome C, Antarctica core. In: Sea Level, Ice and Climatic Change: Proceedings of the Canberra Symposium, December 1979, I. Allison, editor. IAHS Publication 131, 227-234. PDF


Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. 1977. Microparticle analysis of the 101-meter South Pole ice core. Antarctic Journal of the United States. 12(4), 136-137. PDF


Thompson, L.G. 1975, Variations in microparticle concentration, size distribution and elemental composition found in Camp Century, Greenland, and Byrd Station, Antarctica, deep ice cores. In: Isotopes and Impurities in Snow and Ice Symposium: Proceedings of the Grenoble Symposium August/September 1975. IAHS-AISH Publication 118, 351-364. PDF

Thompson, L.G., W.L. Hamilton, and C. Bull. 1975. Climatological implications of microparticle concentrations in the ice core from “Byrd” Station, western Antarctica. Journal of Glaciology, 14(72), 433-444. PDF

Mosley-Thompson, E. and L.G. Thompson. 1975. Microparticles from the Byrd Station deep ice core. Antarctic Journal of the United States. 10(2), 48-50. PDF