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Dr. Claire Waelbroeck

4 Place Jussieu, BP 100
75252 Paris Cedex 05


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Study of past climate variability, based on the acquisition and interpretation of deep-sea sediment records. More specifically: measuring and interpreting the oxygen and carbon isotopic ratio of planktonic and benthic foraminifera, developing statistical methods of past sea surface temperature reconstruction, and establishing time scales common to ice cores and deep-sea climate records.
PAGES interests        Ocean circulation and carbon - OC3



Waelbroeck, C., L. Labeyrie, J.C. Duplessy, J. Guiot, M. Labracherie, H. Leclaire, and J. Duprat, Improving past sea surface temperature estimates based on planktonic fossil faunas, Paleoceanography 13: 272-283, 1998.

Waelbroeck, C., J.C. Duplessy, E. Michel, L. Labeyrie, D. Paillard, and J. Duprat, The timing of the last deglaciation in North Atlantic climate records, Nature 412: 724-727, 2001.

Waelbroeck, C., L. Labeyrie, E. Michel, J.C. Duplessy, J.F. McManus, K. Lambeck, E. Balbon, M. Labracherie, Sea-level and deep water temperature changes derived from benthic foraminifera isotopic records, Quaternary Science Reviews 21 (1-3): 295-305, 2002.

Waelbroeck, C., S. Mulitza, H. Spero, T. Dokken, T. Kiefer, E. Cortijo, A global compilation of Late Holocene planktonic foraminiferal d18O: relationship between surface water temperature and d18O, Quaternary Science Reviews 24 (7-8): 853-868, 2005.

Waelbroeck, C., C. Levi, J.C. Duplessy, L. Labeyrie, E. Michel, E. Cortijo, F. Bassinot, F. Guichard, Distant origin of circulation changes in the Indian Ocean during the last deglaciation, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 243: 244-251, 2006.