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  • Repschläger, J., Weinelt, M., Blanz, Th., Schneider, R., Krebs-Kanzow, U., Allen, G.X., Leduc, G., Schneider, B., Schiebel, R., Haug, G.H., 2019., Disentangling multiproxy temperature reconstructions in the subtropical North Atlantic. Joint publication of American Geophysical Union’s journals Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology and JGR Biogeosciencespaper in honor of R. Thunnel.  
  • Hinz, M., Schirrmacher, J., Kneisel, J., Rinne, C., and Weinelt, M., 2019. The Chalcolithic–Bronze Age transiton in southern Iberia under the infuence of the 4.2 kyr enent? A correlation of climatological and demographic proxies. Bulgarian e-Journal of Archaeology
  • Brozio, J. P., Müller, J., Furholt, M., Kirleis, W., Dreibrodt, S., Feeser, I., Dörfler, W., Weinelt, M., Raese, H., Bock, A.-L., 2019. Monuments and Economies − What Drove their Variability in the Middle Holocene Neolithic? Manuscript the Holocene, accepted with minor revisions.
  • Oflaz, A., Weinelt, Dörfler, W., and Weinelt, M., 2019. An overview of olive trees in the eastern Mediterranean during the mid- to late Holocene: Selective exploitation or established arboriculture? In: HOW’S LIFE? Living Conditions in the 2nd and 1st Millennia BCE. Eds.;  Marta dal Corso, Wiebke Kirleis, Jutta Kneisel, Nicole Taylor, Magdalena Wieckowska-Lüth, and Marco Zonan.  Verlag: Sidestone Press, Escheinungsort: Leiden
  • Schirrmacher, J., Weinelt, M., Blanz, T., Andersen, N., Salgueiro, E., and Schneider, R. R., 2019.  Multi-decadal climate variability in southern Iberia during the mid- to late-Holocene, Clim. Past Discuss.,, in review. Manuscript Clim. Past, accepted with minor revisions.


Peer reviewed


  • Yang, L. E., Bork, H.-R., Fang, X., Mischke, S., Weinelt, M.,  and Wiesehöfer, J., 2019. On the Paleo-climatic/Environmental Impacts and Socio-Cultural System Resilience along the Historical Silk Road. In: Socio-Environmental Dynamics along the Historical Silk Road. Eds.: Liang Emlyn Yang · Hans-Rudolf Bork, Xiuqi Fang and  · Steffen Mischke, (Springer Nature Switzerland AG). ISBN 978-3-030-00727-0


  • Weinelt, M., 2018. Mid-Holocene Environment and Human Interaction in Northern Central Europe. In: Past Landscapes. The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture. Eds.: Annette Haug, Lutz Käppel, Johannes Müller,  (Verlag: Sidestone Press, Escheinungsort: Leiden). pp. 185-206.


  • Butruille, C., Krossa, V. R., Schwab, C., and Weinelt, M., 2017. Reconstruction of mid- to late-Holocene winter temperatures in the Skagerrak region using benthic foraminiferal Mg/Ca and O-18. HOLOCENE, 27, 63-72. DOI: 10.1177/0959683616652701.
  • Repschläger, J.,  Garbe-Schönberg, D., Weinelt, M., and Schneider, R., 2017. Holocene evolution of the North Atlantic subsurface transport. Climate of the Past, 13, 333-344. 


  • Weinelt, M., Schwab, C., Kneisel, J., Hinz, M., 2015. Climate and societal change in the western Mediterranean area around 4.2 ka BP, in: Meller, H., Arz, H.W., Jung, R., Risch, R. (Eds.), 2200 BC – Ein Klimasturz als Ursache für den Zerfall der Alten Welt? Halle (Saale): Landesamt für Denkmalpflege und Archäologie Sachsen-Anhalt, 461–480.
  • Repschläger, J., Weinelt, M., Andersen, N., Garbe-Schönberg, D., and Schneider R., 2015. Northern source for Deglacial and Holocene deepwater composition changes in the Eastern North Atlantic Basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 425, 256-267. DOI: 10.1016/j.epsl.2015.05.009.
  • Repschläger, J., Weinelt, M., Kinkel, H., Andersen, N., Garbe-Schönberg, D., and Schwab, C., 2015. Response of the subtropical North Atlantic surface hydrography on deglacial and Holocene AMOC changes.  Paleoceanography, 30, 456–476. doi 10.1002/2014PA002637.


  • Waelbroeck, C., Kiefer, T., Dokken, T., Chen, M. -T. , Spero, H. J. , Jung, S., Weinelt, M., Kucera, M., Paul, A., et al 2014. Constraints on surface seawater oxygen isotope change between the Last Glacial Maximum and the Late Holocene. Quaternary Science Reviews, 105, 102-111. DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.09.020.


  • Schwab, C., Kinkel, H., Weinelt, M., Repschläger, J., (2012). Paleoenvironmental changes in the Azores region between 48 and 130 ka BP with special emphasizes on MIS 5.5. Quaternary Science Reviews 81, pp. 35-47.
  • Schwab, C., Kinkel, H., Weinelt, M., Repschläger, J., (2012). Coccolithophore paleoproductivity and ecology response to deglacial and Holocene changes in the Azores Current System. Paleoceanography 27, PA3210.


  • Kozdon, R., Eisenhauer, A., Weinelt, M, Fietzke, J., Meland, M., and d. Hippler, 2011.. d44/40Ca, Mg/Ca and d18O multi-proxy approach reveals a two phase calcification process in N. pachyderma (sin.). PALEOCEANOGRAPHY, VOL. 26, PA3206, 17 PP.doi:10.1029/2010PA002056.


  • Khélifi, N., Sarnthein, M., Andersen, N., Blanz, T., Frank, M., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Haley, B.A, . Roland Stumpf,  R., and M. Weinelt, 2009. A major and long-term Pliocene intensification of the Mediterranean outflow, 3.5–3.3 Ma ago. Geology, 9, 811-814.
  • Sarnthein, M., Bartoli, G., Prange, M., Schmittner, A., Schneider, B., Weinelt, M., Andersen, N., and Garbe-Schönberg, D., 2009. Mid-Pliocene shifts in ocean overturning circulation and the onset of Quaternary-style climates, Clim. Past, 5, 269-283.
  • MARGO project members, 2009. Constraints on the magnitude and patterns of ocean cooling at the Last Glacial Maximum". Nature Geoscience 2, 127 – 132. doi:10.1038/ngeo411.
    MARGO project members * Waelbroeck, C., Paul, A., Kucera, M., Rosell-Melé, A., Weinelt, M., Schneider, R., (lead authors) Abelmann, A., Armand, L., Barker, S., Barrows, T.T., Benway, H., Cacho, I., Chen M.-T., Cortijo, E., Crosta, X., de Vernal, A., Dokken, T., Duprat, J., Elderfield, H., Eynaud, F., Gersonde, R., Hayes, A., Henry, M., Hillaire-Marcel, C., Huang, C.-C., Jansen, E., Juggins, S., Kallel, N., Kiefer, T., Kienast, M., Londeix, L., Mangin, S., Matthiessen, Marret, F., Meland, M., Mix, A.C., Morey, A.E., Mulitza, S., Pflaumann, U., Pisias, N.G., Radi, T., Rochon, Rohling, E.J., A., Sbaffi, L., Schäfer-Neth, C., Solignac, S., Spero, H., Tachikawa, K., Turon, J.-L.
  • Kozdon, R., A. Eisenhauer, M. Weinelt, M. Y. Meland, and D. Nürnberg (2009), Reassessing Mg/Ca temperature calibrations of Neogloboquadrina pachyderma (sinistral) using paired d44/40Ca and Mg/Ca measurements, Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst.., 10, Q03005, doi:10.1029/2008GC002169.
  • Otto-Bliesner, B., Schneider, R. R., Kucera, M., Paul, A., Rosell-Melé, A., Brady, E.C., Weinelt, M., and M. Stevens, 2009. A Comparison of PMIP-2 Model Simulations and the MARGO Proxy Reconstruction for Tropical Sea Surface Temperatures at Last Glacial Maximum. Climate Dynamics, DOI: 10.1007/s00382-008-0509-0.
  • Weinelt, M., 2009. Ocean Paleotemperatures, 651-659. In: Vivian Gornitz (ed.) Encyclopedia of Paleoclimatology and Ancient Environments, Springer 2009.


  • DeVernal, A., Rosell-Melé, A., Kucera, M., Hillaire-Marcel, C., Eynaud, E., Weinelt, M., Dokken, T., and M. Kageyama, 2006. Multiproxy recxonstruction of LGM sea-surface conditions in the northern North Atlantic. Submitted to Quaternary Science Reviews,25 , 2820–2834.
  • Bartoli, G., Sarnthein, M., Weinelt, M., Andersen, N., Erlenkeuser, H., Garbe-Schönberg, D., 2006. Millenial-scale Late Pliocene Climate Variability in the northern North Atlantic prior and after the Onset of Northern Hemisphere Glaciation. Paleoceanography, 21, PA4205, doi:10.1029/2005PA001185, 2006.


  • Bartoli, G., Sarnthein, M., Weinelt, M., Lea, D. W., Erlenkeuser, H., Garbe-Schönberg, D., 2005. Final closure of Panama and the onset of northern hemisphere glaciation., EPSL, EB2004-105.
  • Kucera, M., Weinelt, M. Kiefer, T., Pflaumann, U., Hayes, A., Weinelt, M., Barrows, T., Chen, M.-T., Cortijo, E., Duprat, J., and Waelbroeck, C., 2005. Glacial sea-surface temperatures from assemblages of planktonic foraminifera: a framework for regional reconstructions based on multi-technique consensus. Quaternary Science Reviews, 24, 951-998.
  • Kucera, M., Rosell-Melé, A., Schneider, R., Waelbroeck, C., Weinelt, M., 2005. Multiproxy approach for the reconstruction of the glacial ocean surface (MARGO). Quaternary Science Reviews, 24, 813-819.


  • Schmittner, A., Sarnthein, M., Kinkel, H. Bartoli, G. Bickert, T., Crucifix, M., Crudeli, D., Groeneveld, J. Kösters, F., Mikolajewicz, U., Millo, C., Reijmer, J., Schäfer, P., Schmidt, D., Schneider, B., Schulz, M., Steph, S., Tiedemann, R., Weinelt, M., and M. Zuvela, 2004,.Global impact of the Panamanian seaway closure. EOS, 85, 525.


  • Pflaumann, U., Sarnthein, M., Chapman, M., Duprat, J., Huels, M., Kiefer, T., Maslin, M., Schulz, H., van Kreveld, S., Vogelsang, E., and M. Weinelt, 2003. North Atlantic: Sea-surface conditions reconstructed by GLAMAP-2000, Paleoceanography, 18, doi:10/1029/2002PA000774.
  • Sarnthein, M., Pflaumann, U., and M. Weinelt, 2003. Past extent of sea-ice in the northern North Atlantic inferred from foraminiferal paleotemperature estimates, Paleoceanography, 18 doi:10/1029/2002PA000771.
  • Sarnthein, M., Gersonde, R., Niebler, S., Pflaumann, U., Spielhagen, R., Thiede, Wefer, G., and M. Weinelt, 2003. Preface: Glacial Atlantic Ocean Mapping (GLAMAP-2000), Paleoceanography, 18, doi:10/1029/2002PA000770.
  • Weinelt, M., Vogelsang, E., Kucera, M., Pflaumann, U., Sarnthein, M., Völker, A., Erlenkeuser, H., and B. A. Malmgren, 2003. Variability of North Atlantic heat transfer during MIS 2, Paleoceanography, 18, doi:10/1029/2002PA000772.
  • Weinelt, M., Rosell-Melé, A., Pflaumann, U., Sarnthein, M., and T. Kiefer, 2003. Zur Rolle der Produktivität im Nordostatlantik bei abrupten Klimaänderungen in den letzten 80 000 Jahren, Z.dt.geol.Ges., 154, 47-66.


  • Rosell-Melé A., Jansen E., and M. Weinelt., 2002. Appraisal of a molecular approach to infer variations in surface ocean freshwater inputs into the North Atlantic during the last glacial. Global and Planetary Change: 34, 143-152.


  • Steinke, S., Kienast, M., Pflaumann, U., Weinelt, M., and K. Stattegger, 2001. A high resolution SST record from the tropical South China Sea (16,500-3,500 ys B.P.), Quaternary Research, 55, 352-362.
  • Sarnthein, M., Stattegger, K., Dreger, D., Erlenkeuser, H., Grootes, P., Haupt, B., Jung, S., Kiefer, T., Kuhnt, W., Pflaumann, U., Schäfer-Neth, C., Schulz, H., Schulz, M., Seidov, D., Simstich, J., van Kreveld, S., Vogelsang, E., Völker, A., and M. Weinelt, 2001. Fundamental modes and abrupt changes in North Atlantic circulation and climate over the last 60 ky – Concepts, reconstruction, and numerical modelling, In: Schäfer, P., Ritzrau, W., Schlueter, M., Thiede, J. (eds.), The northern North Atlantic: a changing environment, Springer Verlag, Berlin, 365-410.
  • Weinelt, M., Kuhnt, W., Sarnthein, M., Altenbach, A., Costello, O., Erlenkeuser, H., Pflaumann, U., Simstich, J., Struck, U., Thies, A., Trauth, M. H., and E. Vogelsang, 2001. Paleoceanographic Proxies in the Northern North Atlantic, In: The Northern North Atlantic: A changing environment, M. Schlüter, P. Schäfer, W. Ritzrau, J. Thiede (eds.), Springer, Berlin, 319-352.


  • Pinot, S., Ramstein, G., Marsiat, I., De Vernal, A., Peyron, O., Duplessy, J. C., and M. Weinelt, 1999. Sensitivity of the European LGM climate to North Atlantic sea-surface temperature, Geophys. Res. Letters, 26, 1893-1896.
  • Bauch, H. A., Erlenkeuser, H., Fahl, K., Spielhagen, R., Weinelt, M. S., Amdruleit, H., and R. Henrich, 1999. Evidence for a steeper Eemian than Holocene sea surface temperature gradient between Arctic and sub-Arctic regions, Paleo Paleo Paleo, 145, 95-117.
  • Rosell-Melé, A., Weinelt, M., Koç, N., Jansen, E., and M. Sarnthein, 1998. Variability of the Arctic front during the last climatic cycle: application of a novel molecular proxy, Terra Nova, 10, 86-89.
  • Bauch, H. A. and M. Weinelt, 1997. Surface Water Changes in the Norwegian Sea during the last Deglacial and Holocene Times. Quaternary Science Reviews, 16, 1115-1124.
  • Seidov, D., Sarnthein, M., Stattegger, K., Prien, R, and M. Weinelt, 1996. North Atlantic Ocean Circulation during the last glacial maximum and subsequent meltwater event: A numerical model. J. Geophys. Res., 101, 16,305-16,332.
  • Weinelt, M., Sarnthein, M., U. Pflaumann. & Schulz, H., Jung, S. & Erlenkeuser, H., 1996. Icefree Nordic Seas during the Last Glacial Maximum? Potential sites of deepwater formation. Palaeoclimates, 1, 283-309.
  • Sarnthein, M., Jansen, E., Weinelt, M., Arnold, M., Duplessy, J.-C., Erlenkeuser, H., Flatøy, A., Johannessen, G., Johannessen, T., Jung, S., Koc, N., Maslin, M., Pflaumann, U. & Schulz, H., 1995. Variations in ATLANTIC surface ocean paleoceanography, 50° - 85°N: A TIME-SLICE record OF THE LAST 30,000 YEARS. Paleoceanography, 1063-1094.
  • Dupont, L. and M. Weinelt., 1996. Vegetation history of the savanna corridor between the Guinean and Congolian rain forest during the last 150,000 years. Veget Hist Archaeobot 5, 273-292.
  • Weinelt, M., Sarnthein, M., Jansen, E., 1995. Younger Dryas cold spell and a Holocene type circulation in the Nordic Seas? Koninklijke Nederlanse Akademie van Watenschappen, Verhandelingen, Afd. Naturkunde, Erste Reeks. deel 44, 109-115.
  • Scholten, J. C., Botz, R., Paetsch, H., Stoffers, P. and M. Weinelt., 1994. High resolution uranium series dating of Norwegian - Greenland Sea sediments: 230TH vs. d18O-stratigraphy. Marine Geology, 121, 77-85.
  • Sarnthein, M., Jansen, E., Arnold, M., Duplessy, J.C., Erlenkeuser, H., Flatoy, A., Veum, T., Vogelsang, E., and M.S. Weinelt, 1992. d18O-time slice reconstruction of meltwater anomalies at termination I in the North Atlantic between 50 and 80°N. In: E. Bard and W.S. Broecker (eds.) The last deglaciation: Absolute and Radiocarbon chronologies. NATO ASI Series, 11, 183-200.
  • Weinelt, M.; Sarnthein, M., Vogelsang, E. & Erlenkeuser, H., 1991. Early decay of the Barents Shelf Ice Sheet - spread of stable isotope signals across the eastern Norwegian Sea. Norsk Geologisk Tidskrift, 71, 137-140.

Reports and others

  • Müller, Johannes und Mara Weinelt. 2008. Eine Graduiertenschule als Brücke zwischen Natur- und Kulturwissenschaften. fur ArchaologInnen: „Human Development in Landscapes“ 27-28. DGUG nachrichten, 30/2.
  • Kozdon, R., Eisenhauer, A. Sarnthein, M. Weinelt, M., Hippler, D., Millo, C. Simstich, J., 2004.. Calcium Isotope Fractionation as a new and Sensitive Proxy for the Reconstruction of Sea Surface Temperatures in High Northern Latitudes. Geophysical Research Abstracts. Vol. 6, 03641.
  • Sarnthein, M., Weinelt, M. et al. , 2002. Coring a sediment record of variations in the Denmark Strait Overflow. Cruise Report ARK XVIII-1a, Berichte zur Polarforschung, 2002.
  • Weinelt, M. 2002. Zur sekulären Veränderlichkeit der Deckschicht im Nördlichen Nordatlantik im letzten Eiszeitzyklus. Habilitationsschrift, Universität Kiel, 2002.
  • Weinelt, 1993. Veränderungen der Oberflächenzirkulation im Europäischen Nordmeer während der letzten 60.000 Jahre - Hinweise aus stabilen Isotopen. Dissertation, Berichte aus dem Sonderforschungsbereich 313, 41, 1-107.


  • Guest-Editor für Quaternary Science Reviews, April/May Issue 2005: MARGO- Multiproxy Approach for the reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean Surface.