Palaeoclimate and Climate Dynamics - Publications and Resources

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INTEGRATE is an open-access, open-source teaching package covers the topics of physical climatology, empirical methods and a hands-on approach of collecting and analysing atmospheric data. It was forked from the University of Tübingen module "Climate Dynamics, Probability and Statistics" by S.G. Mutz. Its further development was supported by the EGU Higher Education Teaching Grant 2020.

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Publication List

Sacek V., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Bicudo T.C., de Almeida R.P. (in revision) Amazon paleoenvironment resulted from geodynamics, climate, and sea-level interactions.

Han W., Appel E., Botsyun S., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Knorr G, Stepanek C., Lohmann G., Rösler W., Fang X., Zhang T., Yang Y., Shuang L. (in review) Astronomical forcing of major climatic transition at 4.2 Ma in the Asian interior. Science Advances.

Ring S., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A. (accepted) Cenozoic Proxy Constraints on Earth System Sensitivity to Greenhouse Gases . Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology.

Sharma H., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A. (2022). The effects of global climate change on frost cracking. Earth Surface Dynamics.

Botsyun S., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Scherrer D., Xun W., Schmidt B. (2022) Influence of large-scale atmospheric dynamics on Late Cenozoic precipitation seasonality of the Tibetan Plateau and Central
Asia. JGR – Atmospheres.

Mutz S.G. and Aschauer J. (2022) Empirical glacier mass-balance models for South America. Journal of Glaciology.

Krsnik E., Methner K., Campani M., Botsyun S., Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Kempf O., Fiebig J., Schlunegger F., Mulch A. (2021) Miocene high elevation and high relief in the Central Alps. Solid Earth.

Wang, X., Schmidt, B., Otto, M., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S.G., Botsyun, S., Scherer, D. (2021). Sensitivity of Water Balance in the Qaidam Basin to the Mid-Pliocene Climate. JGR - Atmospheres.

Mohadjer, S., Mutz, S.G., Kemp. M, Gill, S., ISchuk, A., Ehlers, T.A. (2021) Using paired teaching for earthquake education in schools. Geoscience Communication.

Mutz, S.G., Scherrer, S., Muceniece, I., Ehlers, T.A., (2021). Twenty-first Century Regional Temperature Response in Chile Based on Dynamical Empirical-Statistical Downscaling . Climate Dynamics.

Botsyun, S., Ehlers, T.A., Mutz, S.G., Methner, K., Krsnik, E., Mulch, A, (2020). Opportunities and Challenges for Paleoaltimetry in Small Orogens. Geophysical Research Letters.

Mutz S.G. and Ehlers T.A., (2019). Detection and Explanation of Spatiotemporal Patterns in Late Cenozoic Palaeoclimate Change Relevant to Earth Surface Processes. Earth Surface Dynamics.

Paeth H., Steger C., Li J., Pollinger F., Mutz S.G., Ehlers, T.A., (2019). Comparison of Climate Change from Cenozoic surface uplift and glacial-interglacial episodes in the Himalaya-Tibet region: Insights from a regional climate model and proxy data. Global and Planetary Change.

Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Werner M., Lohmann G., Stepanek C., Li J., (2018). Estimates of Late Cenozoic climate change relevant to Earth surface processes in tectonically active orogens. Earth Surface Dynamics.

Mohadjer, S., Ehlers, T.A., Bendick R., Mutz, S.G., (2017). Review of GPS and Quaternary fault slip rates in the Himalaya-Tibet orogen, Earth Science Reviews.

Li J., Ehlers T.A., Werner M., Mutz S.G., Steger C., Paeth H. (2017). Late quaternary climate, precipitation δ 18O, and Indian monsoon variations over the Tibetan Plateau. Earth and Planetary Science Letters.

Mutz S.G., Ehlers T.A., Li J., Steger C., Paeth H., Werner M., Pouslen C. (2016). Precipitation δ18O over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso Simulations: Statistical Analysis of Temperature, Topography and Precipitation. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.

Li J., Ehlers T.A., Mutz S.G., Steger C., Paeth H., Werner M., Poulsen C., Feng R. (2016). Modern precipitation δ 18O and trajectory analysis over the Himalaya-Tibet Orogen from ECHAM5-wiso simulations. Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres.

Mutz S.G., Paeth H., Winkler S. (2015). Modelling of future mass balance changes of Norwegian glaciers by application of a dynamical-statistical model. Climate Dynamics.