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Tierney, J. E., P. B. deMenocal, and P. D. Zander. A climatic context for the out-of-Africa migration, under review.

Lee, H., S. J. Feakins, Z. Lu, A. Schimmelmann, A. Sessions, J. E. Tierney and T. J. Williams. Limited hydrogen isotope fractionation during methylation of aliphatic and aromatic compounds, Rapid Communications in Mass Spectrometry, in revision.

Smerdon, J. E., J. Luterbacher, S. J. Phipps, K. J. Anchukaitis, T. Ault, S. Coats, K. M. Cobb, B. I. Cook, C. Colose, T. Felis, A. Gallant, J. H. Jungclaus, B. Konecky, A. LeGrande, S. Lewis, A. S. Lopatka, W. Man, J. S. Mankin, J. T. Maxwell, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, J. W. Partin, D. Singh, N. J. Steiger, S. Stevenson, J. E. Tierney, D. Zanchettin, H. Zhang, A. R. Atwoods, L. Andreu-Hayles, S. H. Baek, B. Buckley, E. R. Cook, R. D'Arrigo, S. G. Dee, M. Griffths, C. Kulkarni, Y. Kushnir, F. Lehner, C. Leland, H. W. Linderholm, A. Okazaki, J. Palmer, E. Piovano, C. C. Raible, M. P. Rao, J. Scheff, G. A. Schmidt, R. Seager, M. Widmann, A. P. Williams, E. Xoplaki. Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era, Climate of the Past, in review.

Ummenhofer, C. C., M. Kuluke and J. E. Tierney. Extremes in East African hydroclimate and links to Indo-Pacific variability on interannual to decadal timescales, in revision.


Bhattacharya, T., J. E. Tierney, and P. N. DiNezio. Glacial reduction of the North American Monsoon via surface cooling and atmospheric ventilation (2017), Geophysical Research Letters, doi: 10.1002/2017GL073632

Tierney, J. E.
, F. S. R. Pausata, and P. B. deMenocal (2017). Rainfall regimes of the Green Sahara, Science Advances, 3, e1601503. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1601503

Lunt, D. J., M. Huber, E. Anagnostou, M. L. J. Baatsen, R. Caballero, R. DeConto, H. A. Dijkstra, Y. Donnadieu, D. Evans, R. Feng, G. L. Foster, E. Gasson, A. S. von der Heydt, C. J. Hollis, G. N. Inglis, S. M. Jones, J. Kiehl, S. Kirtland Turner, R. L Korty, R. Kozdon, S. Krishnan, J.-B. Ladant, P. Langebroek, C. H. Lear, A. N. LeGrande, K. Littler, P. Markwick, B. Otto-Bliesner, P. Pearson, C. J. Poulson, U. Salzmann, C. Shields, K. Snell, M. Starz, J. Super, C. Tabor, J. E. Tierney, G. J. L. Tourte, A. Tripati, G. R. Upchurch, B. S. Wade, S. L. Wing, A. M. E. Winguth, N. M. Wright, J. C. Zachos and R. E. Zeebe (2017). The DeepMIP contribution to PMIP4: experimental design for model simulations of the EECO, PETM, and pre-PETM (version 1.0) Geoscientific Model Development, 10, 889-901. doi: 10.5194/gmd-10-889-2017


Richey, J. N. and J. E. Tierney (2016). GDGT and alkenone flux in the northern Gulf of Mexico: Implications for the TEX86 and UK’37 paleothermometers, Paleoceanography, 31, 1547-1561. doi: 10.1002/2016PA003032

Abram, N. J., H. V. McGregor, J. E. Tierney, M. N. Evans, N. P. McKay, D. S. Kaufman and the PAGES 2K Consortium (2016) Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents, Nature, 536, 411–418. doi: 10.1038/nature19082.

DiNezio, P. N., A. Timmermann, J. E. Tierney, F.-F. Jim, B. Otto-Bliesner, N. Rosenbloom, B. Mapes, R. Neale, R. F. Ivanovic and A. Montenegro (2016). The climate response of the Indo-Pacific warm pool to glacial sea level, Paleoceanography, 31, 866–894. doi: 10.1002/2015PA002890.

Rose, C., P. J. Polissar, J. E. Tierney, T. Filley, and P. B. deMenocal (2016) Changes in northeast African hydrology and vegetation associated with Pliocene-Pleistocene sapropel cycles, Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, 371, 20150243. doi: 10.1098/rstb.2015.0243.

Liddy, H., S. J. Feakins and J. E. Tierney (2016). Cooling and drying in northeast Africa across the Pliocene, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 449, 430—438. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2016.05.005.

Toomey, M. R., J. P. Donnelly and J. E. Tierney (2016). South Pacific hydrologic and cyclone variability during the last 3,000 years, Paleoceanography, 31, 491—504. doi: 10.1002/2015PA002870.

Fleming, L. and J. E. Tierney (2016), An automated method for the determination of the TEX86 and UK’37 paleotemperature indices, Organic Geochemistry, 92, 84—91. doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2015.12.011.

Tierney, J. E.
, F. S. R. Pausata, and P. B. deMenocal (2016), Deglacial Indian monsoon failure and North Atlantic stadials linked by Indian Ocean surface cooling, Nature Geoscience, 9, 46–50. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2603.


Tierney, J. E., C. C. Ummenhofer, and P. B. deMenocal (2015), Past and future rainfall in the Horn of Africa, Science Advances 1, e1500682, doi: 10.1126/sciadv.1500682. [Open Access]

Tierney, J. E.
and M. P. Tingley (2015), A TEX86 surface sediment database and extended Bayesian calibration, Scientific Data 2, No. 150029, doi: 10.1038/sdata.2015.29. [Open Access]

Tierney, J. E., N. J. Abram, K. J. Anchukaitis, M. N. Evans, C. Giry, K. H. Kilbourne, C. P. Saenger, H. C. Wu and J. Zinke (2015), Tropical sea-surface temperatures for the past four centuries reconstructed from coral archives, Paleoceanography 30, 226--252, doi: 10.1002/2014PA002717. [Open Access]


Dubois, N., D. W. Oppo, V. V. Galy, M. Mohtadi, S. van der Kaars, J. E. Tierney, Y. Rosenthal, T. I. Eglinton, A. Luckge, and B. K. Linsley (2014), Indonesian vegetation response to changes in rainfall seasonality over the past 25,000 years, Nature Geoscience 7, 513–517. doi: 10.1038/ngeo2182.

Tierney, J. E. and M. P. Tingley (2014), A Bayesian, spatially-varying calibration for the TEX86 proxy, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 127, 83–106. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2013.11.026.

Tierney, J. E., Biomarker-based inferences of past climate: the TEX86 paleotemperature proxy (2014), in Turekian, K. K. and H. D. Holland (Eds.), “Volume 12: Organic Geochemistry,” Treatise on Geochemistry, second edition, 379–393. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-08-095975-7.01032-9. [pdf]


Tierney, J. E. and P. B. deMenocal (2013), Abrupt shifts in Horn of Africa hydroclimate since the Last Glacial Maximum, Science 342, 843–846. doi: 10.1126/science.1240411.

DiNezio, P. N. and J. E. Tierney (2013), The effect of sea level on glacial Indo-Pacific climate, Nature Geoscience 6, 485–491. doi: 10.1038/ngeo1823.

Tierney, J. E., J. E. Smerdon, K. J. Anchukaitis, and R. Seager (2013), Multidecadal variability in East African hydroclimate controlled by the Indian Ocean, Nature 493, 389–392. doi: 10.1038/nature11785.

Anchukaitis, K. J. and J. E. Tierney, (2013), Identifying coherent spatiotemporal modes in time-uncertain proxy paleoclimate records, Climate Dynamics 41(5–6), 1291–1306. doi: 10.1007/s00382-012-1483-0


Tierney, J. E., D. W. Oppo, A. N. LeGrande, Y. Huang, Y. Rosenthal and B. K. Linsley (2012), The influence of Indian Ocean atmospheric circulation on Warm Pool hydroclimate during the Holocene epoch, Journal of Geophysical Research–Atmospheres 117, D19108, doi:10.1029/2012JD018060.

deMenocal, P. B. and Tierney, J. E. (2012), Green Sahara: African Humid Periods paced by Earth’s orbital changes, Nature Education Knowledge 3(10):12. [link]

Tierney, J. E., S. Schouten, A. Pitcher, E. C. Hopmans and J. S. Sinninghe Damste ́ (2012), Core and intact polar glycerol dialkyl glycerol tetraethers (GDGTs) in Sand Pond, Warwick, Rhode Island (USA): Insights into the origin of lacustrine GDGTs, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 77, 561-581, doi:10.1016/j.gca.2011.10.018.

Tierney, J. E., GDGT Thermometry: Lipid tools for reconstructing paleotemperatures (2012), in: “Reconstructing Earth’s Deep Time Climate”, The Paleontological Society Papers 18, 115–131. [pdf]


Tierney, J. E., S. C. Lewis, B. I. Cook, A. N. LeGrande and G. A. Schmidt (2011), Model, proxy and isotopic perspectives on the East African Humid Period, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 307,103–112, doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.04.038.

Tierney, J. E., J. M. Russell, J. S. Sinninghe Damste ́, Y. Huang and D. Verschuren (2011), Late Quaternary behavior of the East African monsoon and the importance of the Congo Air Boundary, Quaternary Science Reviews 30(7-8), 798–807, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.01.017.


Tierney, J. E., J. M. Russell, H. Eggermont, E. C. Hopmans, D. Verschuren and J. S. Sinninghe Damstê (2010), Environmental controls on branched tetraether lipid distributions in tropical East African lake sediments, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 74(17), 4902–4918, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.06.002.

Tierney, J. E., M. T. Mayes, N. Meyer, C. Johnson, P. W. Swarzenski, A. S. Cohen and J. M. Russell (2010), Late-twentieth-century warming in Lake Tanganyika unprecedented since AD 500, Nature Geoscience 3(6), 422–425, doi: 10.1038/ngeo865.

Tierney, J. E., D. W. Oppo, Y. Rosenthal, J. M. Russell and B. K. Linsley (2010), Coordinated hydrological regimes in the Indo-Pacific region during the past two millennia, Paleoceanography 25, PA1102, doi: 10.1029/2009PA001871.

Tierney, J. E., J. M. Russell and Y. Huang (2010), A molecular perspective on Late Quaternary climate and vegetation in the Lake Tanganyika basin, East Africa, Quaternary Science Reviews 29(5-6), 787-800, doi: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2009.11.030.


Tierney, J. E. and J. M. Russell (2009), Distributions of branched GDGTs in a tropical lake system: Implications for lacustrine application of the MBT/CBT paleoproxy, Organic Geochemistry 40(9), 1032–1036, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2009.04.014.


Agnihotri, R., M. A. Altabet, T. D. Herbert and J. E. Tierney (2008), Subdecadally resolved paleoceanography of the Peru margin during the last two millennia, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 9, Q05013, doi: 10.1029/2007GC001744.

Tierney, J. E., J. M. Russell, Y. Huang, J. S. Sinninghe Damste ́, E. C. Hopmans and A. S. Cohen (2008), Northern Hemisphere controls on tropical southeast African climate during the past 60,000 years, Science 322(5899), 252–255, doi: 10.1126/science.1160485.


Tierney, J. E. and J. M. Russell (2007), Abrupt climate change in southeast tropical Africa influenced by Indian monsoon variability and ITCZ migration, Geophysical Research Letters 34(15), L15709, doi: 10.1029/2007GL029508.