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Department of Earth Sciences

 
Climate Change
Earth-Ocean-Atmosphere Systems

Biography

2020-present: Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge

2018-2020: Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute of Geology, University of Innsbruck

2014-2018: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Oxford

2016-2018: Lecturer and Acting Tutor, Worcester College

 

2014: Ph.D., Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Thesis title: Geochemistry of karst deposits in Borneo detailing hydroclimate variations in the Warm Pool across the later Pleistocene

Co-advisors: Prof. Kim Cobb (Georgia Institute of Technology) and Prof. Jess Adkins (Caltech)

Research

  • Climate change over the Yucatán peninsula during human settlement
  • Climate patterns in the Middle East / West Asia semi-arid regions
  • Tropical Indo-Pacific ocean-atmosphere circulation

Publications

Key publications: 

 

2020 

Andrews, J.E., Carolin, S.A., Peckover, E.N., Marca, A., Al-Omari, S., Rowe, P.J., 2020. Holocene stable isotope record of insolation and rapid climate change in a stalagmite from the Zagros of Iran. Quaternary Science Reviews 241, 106433. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2020.106433

2019

Carolin, S.A., Ersek, V., Roberts, W.H.G., Walker, R.T., Henderson, G.M., 2019. Drying in the Middle East During Northern Hemisphere Cold Events of the Early Glacial Period. Geophysical Research Letters 46, 14003–14010. https://doi.org/10.1029/2019GL084365

Campbell, G.E., Walker, R.T., Abdrakhmatov, K., Carolin, S., Carr, A.S., Elliott, J.R., Jackson, J., Mackenzie, D., Rizza, M., Rodes, A., 2019. Rapid Late Quaternary Slip, Repeated Prehistoric Earthquake Rupture, and Widespread Landsliding Associated With the Karakudzhur Thrust, Central Kyrgyz Tien Shan. Tectonics 38, 3740–3764. https://doi.org/10.1029/2018TC005433

Comas-Bru, L., Harrison, S.P., Werner, M., Rehfeld, K., Scroxton, N., Veiga-Pires, C., SISAL working group members, 2019. Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial. Climate of the Past 15, 1557–1579. https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1557-2019

Carolin, S.A., Walker, R.T., Day, C.C., Ersek, V., Sloan, R.A., Dee, M.W., Talebian, M., Henderson, G.M., 2019. Reply to Jaffe et al.: Paleoscience precision in an archeological or historical context. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 4757–4757. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1901641116

Carolin, S.A., Walker, R.T., Day, C.C., Ersek, V., Sloan, R.A., Dee, M.W., Talebian, M., Henderson, G.M., 2019. Precise timing of abrupt increase in dust activity in the Middle East coincident with 4.2 ka social change. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 116, 67–72. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1808103115

2018

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., Deininger, M., Harrison, S.P., Baker, A., Boyd, M., Kaushal, N., Ahmad, S.M., Ait Brahim, Y., Arienzo, M., Bajo, P., Braun, K., Burstyn, Y., Chawchai, S., Duan, W., Hatvani, I.G., Hu, J., Kern, Z., Labuhn, I., Lachniet, M., Lechleitner, F.A., Lorrey, A., Pérez-Mejías, C., Pickering, R., Scroxton, N., SISAL Working Group Members, 2018. The SISAL database: a global resource to document oxygen and carbon isotope records from speleothems. Earth System Science Data 10, 1687–1713. https://doi.org/10.5194/essd-10-1687-2018

2016

Carolin, S.A., Cobb, K.M., Lynch-Stieglitz, J., Moerman, J.W., Partin, J.W., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Clark, B., Tuen, A.A., Adkins, J.F., 2016. Northern Borneo stalagmite records reveal West Pacific hydroclimate across MIS 5 and 6. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 439, 182–193. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.epsl.2016.01.028

2015

Meckler, A.N., Affolter, S., Dublyansky, Y.V., Krüger, Y., Vogel, N., Bernasconi, S.M., Frenz, M., Kipfer, R., Leuenberger, M., Spötl, C., Carolin, S., Cobb, K.M., Moerman, J., Adkins, J.F., Fleitmann, D., 2015. Glacial–interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific: A comparison of stalagmite-based paleo-thermometers. Quaternary Science Reviews 127, 90–116. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.015

2014

Moerman, J.W., Cobb, K.M., Partin, J.W., Meckler, A.N., Carolin, S.A., Adkins, J.F., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Clark, B., Tuen, A.A., 2014. Transformation of ENSO-related rainwater to dripwater δ 18 O variability by vadose water mixing: ENSO variability in dripwater d18O. Geophysical Research Letters 41, 7907–7915. https://doi.org/10.1002/2014GL061696

2013

Carolin, S.A., Cobb, K.M., Adkins, J.F., Clark, B., Conroy, J.L., Lejau, S., Malang, J., Tuen, A.A., 2013. Varied Response of Western Pacific Hydrology to Climate Forcings over the Last Glacial Period. Science 340, 1564–1566. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1233797

 

 

 

 

Teaching and Supervisions

Teaching: 

University of Cambridge (2021-present): Guest seminar speaker for Part II Climate, demonstrator for Part II Climate practicals

University of Oxford (2014-2018): Co-lecturer for Climate (3rd years) and Mathematical Tools for Earth Sciences (2nd years); Demonstrator for Isotope geochemistry practicals (2nd years)

Oxford College Tutorials (2014-2018): Vector Calculus (3rd years), Climate (3rd years), Maths for Earth Sciences (1st years), Introductory Geology (1st years)

Research supervision: 

2020-present: DPhil student Dan James (University of Cambridge), Yucatán peninsula palaeoclimate using speleothems (co-advisor)

2018-present: PhD student Mojgan Soleimani (University of Innsbruck), Southern and central Iran palaeoclimate using speleothems (co-advisor)

2018-present: DTP student Christopher Theaker (University of Oxford), Holocene ENSO reconstructions from a Borneo stalagmite (co-advisor)

2016-2017: Frances Buckingham, Masters thesis (University of Oxford), "Investigating the Younger Dryas event in the Tropical West Pacific using multiple stalagmites" 

2016-2017: Annabel Wood, Masters thesis (University of Oxford), "Using speleothems to inform the palaeoclimate in and around Zubya Cave, Jordan"  (co-advisor)

2015-2016: Jacob Morgan, Masters thesis (University of Oxford), "Penultimate deglaciation captured in stable isotope and trace element records from a semi-arid Western Asia stalagmite"

Research Associate

Contact Details

Email address: 
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+44 (0) 1223 333474

Affiliations

Person keywords: 
Palaeoclimate
palaeoclimate reconstructions
Water stable isotopes
Stable isotopes
Geochemistry