ACE-related publications and reports

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ACE Special Issues and books

2003 - “Cenozoic paleoenvironments: geologic record and models” (Florindo, F., A.K. Cooper and P. O’Brien eds.) Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 198, issues 1-2.
2005 - “Long-term changes in Southern high-latitude ice sheets and climate, the Cenozoic history” (F. Florindo, D.M. Harwood and G.S. Wilson eds.), Global and Planetary Change, 45, issue 1-3.
2006 - “Antarctic Climate Evolution: geological records from the margin and modelling” (P.J. Barrett, F. Florindo, and A.K. Cooper eds.) Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 231, 252 pp.
2008 - “Antarctic cryosphere and Southern Ocean climate evolution (Cenozoic-Holocene)” (Florindo, F., A.M. Haywood, and A.E. Nelson eds.) Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 260(1-2), 1-298, 2008.
2009 - The Pliocene. A vision of Earth in the late twenty-first century? Alan M. Haywood, Harry J. Dowsett and Paul J. Valdes (eds.), The Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London A, Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences, 367 (1886).
2009 - "Cenozoic Antarctic Glacial History" (Florindo, F., Harwood, D.M., Levy, R., eds.) Global and Planetary Change, 69(3), 1-184.
2009 - "Antarctic Climate Evolution", Florindo, F., M. Siegert (eds.), In: Developments in Earth and Environmental Sciences series, Elsevier, 8, 1-593.

ACE key peer-reviewed publications
2009 - Smith, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Graham, A.G.C., Kuhn, G., Relict subglacial meltwater channels on the West Antarctic continental shelf - implications for ice sheet reconstructions, Quat. Res., 71, 190-200.
2009 - Bentley, M.J., Hodgson, D.A., Smith, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Domack, E.W., Larter, R.D., Roberts, S.J., Brachfeld, S., Leventer, A., Hjort, C, Hillenbrand, C.-D., Evans, J. , Mechanisms of Holocene palaeoenvironmental change in the Antarctic Peninsula region, The Holocene, 19(1), 51-69.
2009 - Eagles, G., Gohl, K., Larter, R.D., Animated tectonic reconstruction of the southern Pacific and alkaline volcanism at its convergent margins since Eocene times, Tectonophysics, 464, 21-29.
2009 - Pugh, R.S., McCave, I.N., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Kuhn, G., Circum-Antarctic modelling of Quaternary marine cores under the Antarctic Circumpolar Current: Ice-core dust-magnetic correlation, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 284, 113-123.
2009 - Hillenbrand, C.-D., Kuhn, G., Frederichs, T., Record of a Mid-Pleistocene depositional anomaly in Antarctic continental margin sediments, Quaternary Science Reviews, 1147-1159.
2009 - Reinardy, B.T.I., Pudsey, C.J., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Murray, T., Evans, J., Contrasting sources for glacial and interglacial shelf sediments used to interpret changing ice flow directions in the Larsen Basin, northern Antarctic Peninsula, Marine Geology, 266, 156-171.
2009 - Larter, R.D., Graham, A.G.C., Gohl, K., Kuhn, G., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Deen, T.J., Livermore, R.A., Schenke, H.-W., Subglacial bedforms reveal complex basal regime in a zone of paleo-ice stream convergence, Amundsen Sea Embayment, West Antarctica, Geology, 37(5) 411-414.
2009 - Noormets, R., Dowdeswell, J.A., Larter, R.D., Ó Cofaigh, C., Evans, J., Morphology of the upper continental slope in the Bellingshausen and Amundsen Seas - implications for sedimentary processes at the shelf edge of West Antarctica, Marine Geology, 258, 100-114
2009 - Johnson, J.S., Smellie, J.L., Nelson, A.E., Stuart, F.M. History of the Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet since the Early Pliocene - evidence from cosmogenic dating of Pliocene lavas on James Ross Island, Antarctica, Global and Planetary Change, 69, 205-213.
2009 - Hillenbrand, C.-D., Ehrmann, W., Larter, R.D., Benetti, S., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ó Cofaigh, C., Graham, A.G.C., Grobe, H., Provenance of subglacial and glaciomarine sediments in the southern Bellingshausen Sea reveals changes in the drainage pattern of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, Marine Geology, 265, 1-18.
2009 - Weigelt, E., Gohl, K., Uenzelmann-Neben, G., Larter, R.D., Late Cenozoic ice sheet cyclicity in the western Amundsen Sea Embayment - evidence from seismic records Global and Planetary Change, 69, 162-169.
2009 - Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Kuhn, G., Esper, O., Gersonde, R., Larter, R.D., Maher, B., Moreton, S.G., Shimmield, T.M., Korte, M., Age assignment of a diatomaceous ooze deposited in the western Amundsen Sea embayment after the last glacial maximum Journal of Quaternary Science (available online), doi:10.1002/jqs.1308.
2009 - Convey, P., Stevens, M.I., Hodgson, D.A., Smellie, J.L., Hillenbrand, C.-D, David K.A. Barnes, D.K.A., Clarke, A.C., Pugh, P.J.A., Linse, K., Cary, S.C., Exploring biological constraints on the glacial history of Antarctica, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 3035-3048 doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.08.015.
2009 - Graham, A.G.C., Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Kuhn, G., Substrate geology as a control on the bed signature and flow characteristics of a West Antarctic palaeo-ice stream, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 2774-2793 doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.07.003.
2009 - Eagles, G., Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Vaughan, A.P.M., The West Antarctic Rift System in the Antarctic Peninsula, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L21305, doi:10.1029/2009GL040721.
2010 - Ó Cofaigh, C., Dowdeswell, J.A., King, E., Anderson, J.B., Clark, C.D., Evans, D.J.A., Evans, J., Hindmarsh, R.C.A., Larter, R.D., Stokes, C.R. Comment on Shaw J., Pugin, A. and Young, R. (2008): “A meltwater origin for Antarctic shelf bedforms with special attention to megalineations” Geomorphology, 117, 195-198, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2009.09.036.
2010 - Smith, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D, Pudsey, C.J., Allen, C.S., Graham, A.G.C. "The presence of polynyas in the Weddell Sea during the Last Glacial Period with implications for the reconstruction of sea-ice limits and ice sheet history", Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 296, 287-298, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2010.05.008.
2010 - Graham, A.G.C., Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Dowdeswell, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Smith, J.A., Evans, J., Kuhn, G. Flow and retreat of the Late Quaternary Pine Island-Thwaites palaeo-ice stream, West Antarctica, Journal of Geophysical Research, Earth Surface, 115, F03025, doi:10.1029/2009JF001482.
2010 - Larter, R.D., Gohl, K., Bentley, M.J., Improving constraints on Paleo-Ice Sheets in the Amundsen Sea Embayment, Eos ,91(4), 33.
2010 - Jordan, T., Ferraccioli, F., Corr, H., Graham, A., Armadillo, E., Bozzo, E., Hypothesis for mega-outburst flooding from a palaeo-subglacial lake beneath the East Antarctic Ice Sheet, Terra Nova
2010 - Barnes, D.K.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Faunal evidence for a late quaternary trans-Antarctic seaway, Global Change Biology, doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02198.x.
2010 - Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Dowdeswell, J.A., Ehrmann, W., Ó Cofaigh, C., Benetti, S., Graham, A., Grobe, H. The sedimentary legacy of a palaeo-ice stream on the shelf of the southern Bellingshausen Sea: A clue to West Antarctic glacial history during the Late Quaternary, Quaternary Science Reviews, 29, 2741-2763, doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2010.06.028.
2010 - Hambrey, M., Bamber, J., Christoffersen, P., Glasser, N., Hubbard, A., Hubbard, B., Larter, R., Glaciers - no nonsense science, Geoscientist, 20(6), 18-23.
2010 - Reinardy, B.T.I., Hiemstra, J.F., Murray, T., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Larter, R.D., Till genesis at the bed of an Antarctic Peninsula palaeo-ice stream as indicated by micromorphological analysis, Boreas
2010 - Smith, J.A., Hillenbrand, C.-D., Kuhn, G., Larter, R.D., Graham, AGC., Ehrmann, W., Moreton, S.G., Forwick, M., Deglacial history of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet in the western Amundsen Sea Embayment, Quaternary Science Reviews
2010 - Graham, A.G.C., Nitsche, F.O., Larter, R.D., An improved bathymetry compilation for the Bellingshausen Sea, Antarctica, to inform ice-sheet and ocean models, The Cryosphere.
2010 - Bentley, M.J., The Antarctic palaeo record and its role in improving predictions of future Antarctic Ice Sheet change, Journal of Quaternary Science.
2010 - “Cenozoic Evolution of Antarctic Climats, Ocean and Ice Sheets”, Palaeoceanography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, in preparation.
2010 - 1st ACE Symposium publications: Understanding Antarctic Climate and Glacial History First Antarctic Climate Evolution Symposium; Granada, Spain, 7-11 September 2009. Eos, 91(4), 34, 26 January 2010.
2010 - 1st ACE Symposium publications: Improving Constraints on Paleo Ice Sheets in the Amundsen Sea Embayment Amundsen Sea Embayment: Tectonic and Climatic Evolution - Granada, Spain, 9 September 2009. Eos, Vol. 91(4), 33, 26 January 2010.
2010 - International Innovation, Research Media Ltd. Integration of climate modelling gathers pace. C. Escutia, 2010.

ACE has contributed through collaborative efforts with other communities (i.e., PAGES, AGCS, and EBA) to the following recent publications

2009 - Antarctic Climate Change and the Environment', edited by Turner et al, available at:
2009 - Brigham-Grette, J., Powell R.D. Newman, L. and Keiffer, T. (eds.). Changing Poles: A Paleoscience Perspective. PAGES News, 17, 48 pp.
2009 - Brigham-Grette, J. and Powell R.D. Editorial: Changing Poles: A Paleoscience Perspective, in Brigham-Grette, J., Powell R.D. Newman, L. and Keiffer, T. (eds), Changing Poles: A Paleoscience Perspective. PAGES News, 17, 2.
2009 - Powell, R., Naish, T., Levy, R. and the MIS Science Team. New Records of the Role of Antarctic Ice Sheets in Late Cenozoic Climate, in Brigham-Grette, J., Powell R.D. Newman, L. and Keiffer, T. (eds), Changing Poles: A Paleoscience Perspective. PAGES News, 17, 32-34.

Publications from individual groups in many national and international projects and programs that contribute to ACE are numerous.
Listed below are some of the highlights for 2009 and 2010

2009 - Naish, T., Powell, R., Levy, R., Krissek, L., Niessen, F., Pompilio, M., Scherer, R., Talarico, F., Wilson, G., Wilson, T., Barrett, P., Browne, G., Carter, L., Cody, R., Cowan E., Crampton, J., DeConto, R., Dunbar, G., Dunbar, N., Florindo, F., Gebhardt, C., Graham, I., Hannah, M., Harwood, D., Hansaraj, D., Henrys, S., Helling, D., Kuhn, G., Kyle, P., Läufer, A., Maffioli, P., Magens, D., Mandernack, K., McIntosh, W., McKay, R., Millan, C., Morin, R., Ohneiser, C., Paulsen, T., Persico, D., Pollard, D., Reed, J., Ross., J., Raine, I., Schmitt, D., Sagnotti, L., Sjunneskog, C., Strong, P., Taviani, M., Vogel, S., Wilch, T., Williams, T. and Winter, D. 2009. Obliquity-paced Pliocene West Antarctic Ice Sheet Oscillations. Nature, 458, 322-328, doi:10.1038/nature07867.
2009 - Pollard D. and DeConto R.M., 2009. Modelling West Antarctic Ice Sheet growth and collapse through the past five million years. Nature 458, 329-33, doi:10.1038/nature07809.
2009 - Sun Bo, Siegert, M.J., Mudd, S.M., Sugden, D.E., Fujita, S., Xiangbin, C., Yunyun, J., Xueyuan, T. and Yuansheng, L. The Gamburtsev Mountains and the origin and early evolution of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. Nature, 459,690-693 (2009).
2009 - Harwood, D., Florindo, F., Talarico, T., Levy, R., Kuhn, G., Naish, T., Niessen, F., Powell, R., Pyne, A. and Wilson, G. 2009. Antarctic Drilling Recovers Stratigraphic Records from the Continental Margin. Eos Trans. AGU, 90(11), doi:10.1029/2009EO110002.
2009 - Wilson, D.S. and Luyendyk, B.P., 2009. West Antarctic paleotopography et the Eocene-Oligocene climate transition. Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L16302, doi:10.1029/2009GL039297.
2010 - Escutia, C., Brinkhuis, H., Klaus, A., and Expedition 318 Scientists, 2010. Wilkes Land Glacial History: Cenozoic East Antarctic Ice Sheet evolution from Wilkes Land margin sediments. Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) Preliminary Report 318. doi:10.2204/

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