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Mass spectrometry-related publications

Publications related to mass spectrometry and atmospheric greenhouse gases

A selected list of significant publications from the NIWA research group on the use of stable isotopes in atmospheric greenhouse gas studies.

Allan, W.; Lowe, D.C.; Gomez, A.J.; Struthers, H.; Brailsford, G.W. (2005). Interannual variation of 13C in tropospheric methane: implications for a possible chlorine sink in the marine boundary layer. Journal of Geophysical Research 110(D11306). http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004JD005650

Ferretti, D.F.; Lowe, D.C.; Martin, R.J.; Brailsford, G.W. (2000). A new gas chromatograph–isotope ratio mass spectrometry technique for high–precision, N2O–free analysis of δ13C and δ18O in atmospheric CO2 from small air samples. Journal of Geophysical Research 105: 6709–6718.

Ferretti, D.F.; Miller, J.B.; White, J.W.C.; Etheridge, D.M.; Lassey, K.R.; Lowe, D.C.; MacFarling Meure, C.M.; Dreier, M.F.; Trudinger, C.M.; van Ommen, T.D.; Langenfelds, R.L. (2005). Unexpected changes to the global methane budget over the last 2,000 year. Science 309(5741):1714–1717.

Lowe, D.C.; Koshy, K.; Bromley, A.; Allan, W.; Mani, F.; Struthers, H. (2004). Seasonal cycles of mixing ratio and 13C in atmospheric methane at Suva, Fiji. Journal of Geophysical Research 109(D23308). http://dx.doi.org/10.1029/2004JD005166

Manning, M.R.; Lowe, D.C.; Moss, R.C.; Bodeker, G.E.; Allan, W. (2005). Short–term variations in the oxidising power of the atmosphere. Nature 436(7053):889–1064. 

Publications related to stable isotopes in carbonates

A selected list of publications illustrates NIWA's recent research using a Kiel device, which provides automated high-precision determinations of δ13C and δ18O in individual foraminifera and other carbonate samples.

PL Horn, HL Neil, LJ Paul, PJ McMillan (2012). Age verification, growth, and life history of rubyfish Plagiogeneion rubiginosum. New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research.

Williams, P.W., Neil, H.L., Zhao, J-X. (2010) Age frequency distribution and revised stable isotope curves for New Zealand speleothems: palaeoclimatic implications. International Journal of Speleology, 39 (2): 99-112.

Naylor, J.R.; Manighetti, B.M.; Neil, H.L.; Kim, S.W. (2007) Validated estimation of growth and age in the New Zealand abalone Haliotis iris using stable oxygen isotope. Marine and Freshwater Research, 58(4): 354–362.

Nott, J., Haig, J.; Neil, H.L.; Gillieson, D. (2007). Greater frequency variability of landfalling tropical cyclones at centennial compared to seasonal and decadal scales. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 255 (3-4): 367-372.

Neil, H.L.; Carter, L.; Morris, M.Y. (2004). Thermal isolation of Campbell Plateau, New Zealand, by the Antarctic Circumpolar Current over the past 130 kyr Paleoceanography, 19, PA4008 10.1029/2003PA000975 

DeltaPlus Related Publications

A selected list of publications and presentations illustrates NIWA's recent research using the DeltaPlus mass spectrometer.

Bury, S.J., Zeldis, J., Gall, M., Nodder, S.N. (2011) Regenerated primary production dominates in an upwelling shelf ecosystem, northeast New Zealand. Continental Shelf Research 32, 1-21. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2011.09.008

Hartland, A, Fenwick, G., Bury, S.J. (2011) Tracing sewage-derived organic matter into a shallow groundwater food-web using stable isotope and fluorescence signatures. Marine and Freshwater Research 62, 1–11.

Law, C.S., Woodward, E.M.S., Ellwood, M., Marriner, A., Bury, S.J., Safi, K., (2011), Response of surface nutrient inventories and nitrogen fixation to a tropical cyclone in the South-West Pacific. Limnology and Oceanography 56(4), 1372-1385.

Morar, S.R., Bury, S.J., Wilkinson, S.P., Davy, S.K. (2011) Sedimentary nitrogen uptake and assimilation in the temperate zooxanthellate sea anemone Anthopleura aureoradiata. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 399, 110-119.

Norkko, A., Thrush, S.F., Cummings, V.J., Gibbs, M.M., Andrew, N.L., Norkko, J., Schwarz, A-M. (2007) Trophic structure of coastal Antarctic food webs associated with changes in food supply and sea ice extent. Ecology 88, 2810-2820.

Rayner, M.J., Hauber, M.E., Steeves, T.E., Lawrence, H.A., Thompson, D.R., Sagar, P.M., Bury, S.J., Landers, T.J., Phillips, R.A., Ranjard, L., Shaffer S.A. (2011) Contemporary and historical separation of transequatorial migration between two genetically-distinct seabird populations. Nature Communications. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms1330