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Dr. Thomas Opel

Permafrost Laboratory, Department of Geography
University of Sussex
BN1 9RH Brighton


Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Paleoclimate reconstructions from ground ice and ice cores; Late Holocene spatial and seasonal climate dynamics in the Arctic.
Arctic2k, Iso2k
PAGES interests        2k Network, Arctic2k
Topics        Chronology, Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Proxy development
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Pleistocene
Regions        Arctic, Mid-latitude Northern Hemisphere
Archives        Geomorphology, Ice cores/glaciers, Loess, Peat, Soil
Sector        Research
Discipline        Geochemistry, Geomorphology, Glaciology, (Paleo)climatology



Meyer H, Opel T, Laepple T, Dereviagin AY, Hoffmann K, Werner M. 2015. Long-term winter warming trend in the Siberian Arctic during the mid- to late Holocene. Nature Geoscience 8, 122-125, doi:10.1038/NGEO2349

Opel T, Fritzsche D, Meyer H. 2013. Eurasian Arctic climate over the past millennium as recorded in the Akademii Nauk ice core (Severnaya Zemlya). Climate of the Past 9(5), 2379-2389. doi:10.5194/cp-9-2379-2013.

Opel T, Dereviagin A, Meyer H, Schirrmeister L, Wetterich S. 2011. Paleoclimatic information from stable water isotopes of Holocene ice wedges on the Dmitrii Laptev Strait, Northeast Siberia, Russia. Permafrost and Periglacial Processes 22(1), 84-100. doi:10.1002/ppp.667.

Wetterich S, Rudaya N, Tumskoy V, Andreev A, Opel T, Schirrmeister L, Meyer H. 2011. Last Glacial Maximum records in permafrost of the East Siberian Arctic, Quaternary Science Reviews 30(21), 3139-3151. doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2011.07.020.

Meyer H, Schirrmeister L, Yoshikawa K, Opel T, Wetterich S, Hubberten H-W, Brown J. 2010. Permafrost evidence for severe winter cooling during the Younger Dryas in northern Alaska. Geophysical Research Letters 37, L03501. doi:10.1029/2009GL041013.