In Preparation


Deininger, M., McDermott, F., Rehfeld, K.Relationship between meridional temperature gradients and extra-tropical atmospheric climate variability and its implication for spatially averaged temperature reconstructions.

Deininger, M., Lippold, J., McDermott, F., Wassenburg, J., Scholz, D., Pross, J.Millennial scale climate variability and cultural transitions in Europe during the Holocene.

Deininger, M., Fohlmeister, J., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Hansen, M., Scholz, D. The effect of prior calcite precipitation (PCP) on the determination of the speleothem-based oxygen isotope fractionation factor between water and calcite (18αcalcite/H2O).


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Campos, J. L., Cruz, F.,  Ambrizzi, T., Deininger, M., Vuille, M., Novello, V.F., Strikis N. Coherent South American Monsoon Variability during the Last Millennium Revealed through high-resolution proxy Records. Nature Communications.

Deininger, M., McDermott, F., Cruz, F.W., Bernal, J.P., Mudelsee, M., Vonhof, H., Millo, C., Spötl, C., Treble, P, Pickering, R., Scholz, D. Synchronous inter-hemispheric variations in Holocene precipitation in Europe, East Africa and South America.

Riechelmann, D., Jochum, K.P., Scholz, D., Kluge, T., Frank, N., Fohlmeister, J., Friedrich, R. Deininger, M., Richter, D.K. Evaluating the potential of tree-ring methodology for cross-dating of annually laminated stalagmites. Quaternary Geochronology.

Yuval Burstyn, Belen Martrat, Jordi F. Lopez, Eneko Iriarte, Matthew J. Jacobson, Mahjoor Ahmad Lone, Michael Deininger. Speleothems from the Eastern Mediterranean, Arabian Peninsula and Fertile Crescent: Water Limited Environments in the SISAL Database. Quaternary.



Deininger, M., Ward, B.M., Novello, V.F., Cruz, F.W. Late Quaternary variations in the South American Monsoon System as inferred by speleothems – new perspectives using the SISAL database. Quaternary.

Deininger, M., Scholz, D. ISOLUTION 1.0: an ISOtope evoLUTION model for stable oxygen (δ18O) and carbon (δ13C) isotope ratios of speleothems. International Journal of Speleology.




Stinnesbeck, W., Frey, E., Hering, F., Zell, P., Avilés, J., Frank, N., Arps, J., Geenen, A., Gescher, J., Isenbeck-Schröter, M., Ritter, S., Stinnesbeck, S., Aceves Núñez, E., González Gonzálezh, A., Deininger, M. (2018). Hells Bells – unique speleothems from the Yucatán Peninsula, Mexico, generated under highly specific subaquatic conditions. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 489, 209-229.

Atsawawaranunt, K., Comas-Bru, L., Amirnezhad Mozhdehi, S., Deininger, M., Harrison, S.P., Baker, A., Boyd, M., Kaushal, N., Masood Ahmad, S., 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., Lechleiter, F.A., Lorrey, A., Pérez-Mejías, C., Pickering, R., Scroxton, N., and 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.

Weber, M., Scholz, D., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Deininger, M., Spötl, C., Lugli, F., Mertz-Kraus, R., Jochum, K.P., Fohlmeister, J., Stumpf, C.F., Riechelmann, D (2018). Evidence of warm and humid interstadials in central Europe during early MIS 3 revealed by a multi-proxy speleothem record. Quaternary Science Reviews, 200, 276-286.


Deininger, M., McDermott, F., Mudelsee, M., Werner, M., Frank, N., Mangini, A. (2017). Coherency of European speleothem δ18O records linked to North Atlantic ocean circulation. Climate Dynamics, 49(1), 595-618.

Stinnesbeck, W., Becker, J., Hering, F., Frey, E., González, A., Fohlmeister, J., Stinnesbeck, S. R., Frank, N., Terrazas, A., Benavente, M. E., Avilés Olguin, J., Avévez Nuñez, E., Zell, P., Deininger, M. (2017). The earliest settlers of Mesoamerica date back to the late Pleistocene. PLoS ONE, 12(8): e0183345.

Millo, C., Strikis, N.M., Vonhof, H.B., Deininger, M., Cruz, F.W., Wang, X., Cheng, H., Lawrence Edwards, L.R. (2017). Last Glacial and Holocene stable isotope record of fossil drip water from subtropical Brazil based on analysis of fluid inclusions in stalagmites. Chemical Geology, 468, 84-96.


Deininger, M., Werner, M. & McDermott, F. (2016). North Atlantic Oscillation controls on oxygen and hydrogen isotope sgradients in winter precipitation across Europe; implications for palaeoclimate studies. Climate of the Past, 12, 2127–2143.

Bernal, J. P., Cruz, F.W., Stríkis, N., Catunda, MC, Ortega-Obregón, C., Wang, X., Deininger, M., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Auler, A.S. (2016). High-resolution Holocene South American monsoon history recorded by a speleothem from Botuverá Cave, Brazil. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 450, 186-196.

Bustamante, M.G., Cruz, F.W., Vuille, M., Strikis, N., Apaéstegui, J., Deininger, M., Sifeddine, A., Cheng, H., Moquet, J.S., Guyot, V.F., Edwards, R. L. (2016). Holocene changes in monsoon precipitation in the Andes of NE Peru based on δ18O speleothem recor
ds. Quaternary Science Reviews, 146, 274-287.

Moquet, J.S., Cruz, F.W., Novello, V.F., Strikis, N.M., Deininger, M., Karmann, I., Ventura Santos, R., Millot, C., Apaestegui, J., Guyot, J.-L., Siffedine, A., Vuille, M., Cheng, H., Edwards, L., Santini, W. (2016). Calibration of speleothem δ18O records against hydroclimate instrumental records in Central Brazil. Global and Planetary Change, 139, 151-164.


Böhm, E., Lippold, J., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Blaser, P., Antz, B., Fohlmeister, J., Frank, N., Andersen, M.B., Deininger, M. (2015). Strong and deep Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last glacial cycle. Nature, 517(7532), 73-76.


Dreybrodt, W., Deininger, M. (2014). The impact of evaporation to the isotope composition of DIC in calcite precipitating water films in equilibrium and kinetic fractionation models. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 125, 433-439.


Riechelmann, D. F., Deininger, M., Scholz, D., Riechelmann, S., Schröder-Ritzrau, A., Spötl, C., Immenhauser, A. (2013). Disequilibrium carbon and oxygen isotope fractionation in recent cave calcite: Comparison of cave precipitates and model data. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 103, 232-244.

Orvosová, M., Deininger, M., Milovsky, R. (2013). Permafrost occurrence during the Last Permafrost Maximum in the Western Carpathian Mountains of Slovakia as inferred from cryogenic cave carbonate. Boreas, 43(3), 750-758.


Deininger, M., Fohlmeister, J., Scholz, D., Mangini, A. (2012). Isotope disequilibrium effects: The influence of evaporation and ventilation effects on the carbon and oxygen isotope composition of speleothems–A model approach. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 96, 57-79.

Žák, K., Richter, D. K., Filippi, M., Živor, R., Deininger, M., Mangini, A., Scholz, D. (2012). Coarsely crystalline cryogenic cave carbonate – a new archive to estimate the Last Glacial minimum permafrost depth in Central Europe. Climate of the Past, 8, 1821-1837.

Wassenburg, J. A., Immenhauser, A., Richter, D. K., Jochum, K. P., Fietzke, J., Deininger, M., and Sabaoui, A. (2012). Climate and cave control on Pleistocene/Holocene calcite-to-aragonite transitions in speleothems from Morocco: Elemental and isotopic evidence. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 92, 23-47.


Schimpf, D., Kilian, R., Kronz, A., Spötl, C., Wörner, G., Deininger, M., Mangini, A. (2011). The significance of chemical, isotopic and detrital components in three coeval stalagmites from the superhumid southernmost Andes (53°S) as high-resolution paleo-climate proxies. Quaternary Science Reviews, 30, 443-459.