List of Peer-Reviewed Publications


22. Naidu, P. D., N. Niitsuma, K. Thirumalai, and S. S. Naik (2018), Significant seasonal contrast in the Arabian Sea during deglaciation_ Evidence from oxygen isotopic analyses of individual planktic foraminifera, Quat. Int., 1–0
doi: 10.1016/j.quaint.2018.08.005.

21. Thirumalai, K. (2018), A fresh take on ancient climate change in the North Pacific, Nature, 559(7713), 185–186
doi: 10.1038/d41586-018-05614-y.

20. Thirumalai, K., T. M. Quinn, Y. Okumura, J. N. Richey, J. W. Partin, R. Z. Poore, E. Moreno-Chamarro (2018), Pronounced centennial-scale Atlantic Ocean climate variability correlated with Western Hemisphere hydroclimate, Nature Communications, 1-11
doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-02846-4


19. Ghosh, P. , R. Rangarajan, K. Thirumalai, F. Naggs (2017), Extreme monsoon rainfall signatures preserved in the invasive terrestrial gastropod Lissachatina fulica, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 18
doi: 10.1002/2017GC007041

18. Tindall, J., A. M. Haywood, K. Thirumalai (2017), Modelling the Stable Water Isotope expression of El Niño in the Pliocene: Implications for the interpretation of proxy data, Paleoceanography, 32, 881-902
doi: 10.1002/2016PA003059

17. Thirumalai, K., P. N. DiNezio, Y. O. Okumura, C. Deser (2017) Extreme temperatures in Southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming, Nature Communications, 8:15531, 1-8
doi: 10.1038/ncomms15531 [PDF]

16. Emile-Geay, J., and the PAGES2K Consortium (2017), A global multiproxy database for temperature reconstructions of the Common Era, Scientific Data, 4, 170088
doi: 10.1038/sdata.2017.88 [PDF]

15. Flannery, J. A., J. N. Richey, K. Thirumalai, R. Z. Poore, K. L. DeLong (2017) Multi-species Coral Sr/Ca Based Sea-Surface Temperature Reconstruction Using Orbicella faveolata and Siderastrea siderea from Dry Tortugas National Park, FL, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 466, 100-109
doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2016.10.022


14. Thirumalai, K., T. M. Quinn, G. Marino (2016), Constraining past seawater δ¹⁸O and temperature records developed from foraminiferal geochemistry, Paleoceanography, 31,1409–1422
doi: 10.1002/2016PA002970

13. Thirumalai, K. and J. N. Richey (2016), Potential for paleosalinity to provide information on past AMOC variability, US Clivar Variations, 14, 3, 8-12
Summer 2016 Issue [PDF]

12. Abram, N. J., H. V. McGregor, J. E. Tierney, & the PAGES 2k Consortium (2016), Early onset of industrial-era warming across the oceans and continents, Nature, 536, 411-418
doi: 10.1038/nature19082

11. Weil Accardo, J., N. Feuillet, E. Jacques, P. Deschamps, J-M. Saurel, K. Thirumalai, S. Demeza, D. Anglade (2016), Relative sea-level changes during the last century recorded by coral microatolls in Belloc, Haiti, Global and Planetary Change, 139, 1-14
doi: 10.1016/j.gloplacha.2015.12.019

10. Goff, J. A., L., Lugrin, L., S. P. S., Gulick, K. Thirumalai, Y. Okumura (2016), Oyster Reef Die-Offs in Stratigraphic Record of Corpus Christi Bay, Texas Possibly Caused by Drought-Driven Extreme Salinity Changes, The Holocene, 26(4), 511-519
doi: 10.1177/0959683615612587i  


9. McGregor, H. V., M. N. Evans, H. Goosse, G. Leduc, B. Martrat, J. A. Addison, P. G. Mortyn, D. W. Oppo, M-S. Seidenkrantz, M-A. Sicre, S. J. Phipps, K. Selvaraj, K. Thirumalai, H. L. Filipsson, V. Ersek (2015), Robust global ocean cooling trend for the pre-industrial Common Era, Nature Geoscience, 8, 671-678
doi:10.1038/ngeo2510 [PDF]

8. Thirumalai, K., F. W. Taylor, C.-C. Shen, L. L. Lavier, C. Frohlich, L. M. Wallace, C.-C. Wu, H. Sun, A. K. Papabatu (2015), Variable Holocene deformation above a shallow subduction zone extremely close to the trench, Nature Communications, 6, 1-6
doi: 10.1038/ncomms8607 [PDF]

7. Clemens, S.C., W. Kuhnt, L. J. LeVay, and the Expedition 353 Scientists (2015), Indian monsoon rainfall, International Ocean Discovery Program Preliminary Report, 353.
doi: 10.14379/

6. Wicks, T. Z., K. Thirumalai, T. M. Shanahan, C. J. Bell (2015), The use of δ¹³C values of leporid teeth as indicators of past vegetation, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 418 (C), 245-260
doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2014.11.017

Before 2014

5. Thirumalai, K., J. N. Richey, T. M. Quinn, R. Z. Poore (2014), Globigerinoides ruber morphotypes in the Gulf of Mexico: A test of null hypothesis, Scientific Reports, 4, 6018
doi: 10.1038/srep06018 [PDF]

4. Maupin, C. R., J. W. Partin, C.-C. Shen, T. M. Quinn, K. Lin, F. W. Taylor, J. L. Banner, K. Thirumalai, D. J. Sinclair (2014), Persistent decadal-scale rainfall variability in the tropical South Pacific Convergence Zone through the past six centuries, Climate of the Past, 10, 1319-1332
doi:10.5194/cp-10-1319-2014 [PDF]

3. Laskar, A., N. Gandhi, K. Thirumalai, M. G. Yadava, R. Ramesh, R. R. Mahajan, D. Kumar (2013), Stable carbon isotopes in dissolved inorganic carbon: extraction and implications for quantifying the contributions from silicate and carbonate weathering in the Krishna River system during peak discharge, Isotopes in Environmental and Health Sciences, 50 (2), 1-13
doi: 10.1080/10256016.2014.878715 

2. Thirumalai, K., J. W. Partin, C. S. Jackson, T. M. Quinn (2013), Statistical constraints on El Niño Southern Oscillation reconstructions using individual foraminifera: a sensitivity analysis, Paleoceanography, 28, 401-412
doi: 10.1002/palo.20037 

1. Thirumalai, K., A. Singh, R. Ramesh (2011), A MATLAB code to perform weighted linear regression with (correlated or uncorrelated) errors in bivariate data, Journal Of The Geological Society Of India, 77 (4), 377-380
doi: 10.1007/s12594-011-0044-1 [PDF]