Fiorella, R.P. and Poulsen, C.J. (2013). Dehumidification over Tropical Continents Reduces Climate Sensitivity and Inhibits Snowball Earth Initiation. Part I: Climate Dynamics. Journal of Climate, in press. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00820.1

Poulsen, C.J. and Zhou, J. (2013). Sensitivity of Arctic Climate Variability to Mean State: Insights from the Cretaceous. Journal of Climate, in press. doi: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00825.1


Barnes, J.B., Ehlers, T.A., Insel, N., McQuarrie, N., and Poulsen, C.J. (2012). Linking orography, climate, and exhumation across the central Andes. Geology, 40, p 1138-1138. doi: 10.1130/G33229.1

Zhou, J., Poulsen, C.J., Rosenbloom, N., Shields, C., and Briegleb, B. (2012). Vegetation-climate interactions in the warm mid-Cretaceous. Climates of the Past, 8, p 565-576. doi: 10.5194/cp-8-565-2012

Horton, D.E., Poulsen, C.J., Montañez, I.P., and DiMichele, W.A. (2012). Eccentricity-paced late Paleozoic climate change. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 331-332, p 150-161. doi: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2012.03.014

Insel, N., Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., and Sturm C. (2012). Response of meteoric d18O to surface uplift - Implications for Cenozoic Andean Plateau growth. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 317-318, p 262-272. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.11.039

Jeffery, M.L., Poulsen, C.J., and Ehlers, T.A. (2012). Impacts of global cooling, surface uplift and an inland seaway on South American paleoclimate and precipitation d18O, Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124(3-4), p 335-351. doi: 10.1130/B30480.1


Flögel, S., Wallmann, K., Poulsen, C.J., Zhou, J., Oschlies, A., Voigt, S., and Kuhnt, W., Simulating the biogeochemical effects of volcanic CO2 degassing on the oxygen-state of the deep ocean during the Cenomanian/Turnonian Anoxic Event (OAE2), Earth and Planetary Science Letters, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2011.03.018, 2011.

Herrington, A., Poulsen, C.J., 2011, Terminating the last interglacial: The role of ice sheet-climate feedbacks in a GCM asynchronously coupled to an ice sheet model, Journal of Climate, 10.1175/JCLI-D-11-00218.1

Poulsen, C.J. and Jeffery, M.L.., 2011, Climate change imprinting on stable isotopic compositions of high-elevation meteoric water cloaks past surface elevations of major orogens, Geology, 39, 595-598, doi:10.1130/G32052.1


Tabor, N.J., Smith, R.M., Steyer, S., Sidor, C.A., and Poulsen, C.J., The Permian Moradi Formation of northern Niger: Paleosol morphology, petrography and mineralogy, Palaeobiology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2010.11.002, 2010.

Insel N., Ehlers, T.A., Schaller, M., Barnes, J.B., Tawackoli, S. and Poulsen, C.J., 2010, Spatial and temporal variability in denudation across the Bolivian Andes from multiple geochronometers, Geomorphology, 122, 65-77, doi:10.1016/j.geomorph.2010.05.014 [pdf]

Horton, D.E., Poulsen, C.J., and Pollard D., 2010, Influence of high-latitude vegetation feedbacks on late Palaeozoic glacial cycles, Nature Geoscience, 3, 572-577, doi:10.1038/NGEO922 [Abstract]

Poulsen, C.J., Ehlers, T.A., and Insel, N., 2010, Onset of convective rainfall during gradual Late Miocene rise of the Central Andes, Science, 328, 490-493, doi:10.1126/science.1185078 [Abstract]


Lee, S-.Y., and Poulsen, C.J., 2009, Obliquity and precessional forcing of continental snow fall and melt: Implications for orbital forcing of Pleistocene ice ages, Quaternary Science Reviews, 28, 2663-2674. [pdf]

Insel, N., Poulsen, C.J., and Ehlers, T.A., 2009, Influence of the Andes Mountains on South American moisture transport, convection, and precipitation, Climate Dynamics, doi:10.1007/s00382-009-0637-1 [pdf]

Horton, D.E., and Poulsen, C.J., 2009, Paradox of late Paleozoic glacioeustasy, Geology, 37, 715-718, doi:10.1130/G30016A.1 [pdf]

DiMichele, W., Montanez, I.P., Poulsen, C.J., and Tabor, N.J., 2009, Climate and vegetational regime shifts in the late Paleozoic ice age earth, Geobiology, 7, 200-226, doi:10.1111/j.1472-4669.2009.00192.x.

Ehlers, T.A. and Poulsen, C.J., 2009, Large paleoclimate influence the interpretation of Andean Plateau paleoaltimetry, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 281, 238-248. [pdf]

You, Y., Huber, M., Muller, R.D., Poulsen, C.J., and Ribbe, J., 2009, Simulation of the Middle Miocene Climatic Optimum, Geophysical Research Letters, 36, L04702, doi:10.1029/2008GL036571.


Lee, S-.Y. and Poulsen, C.J., 2008, Amplification of obliquity forcing through mean annual and seasonal atmospheric feedbacks, Climates of the Past, 4, 515-534. [pdf]

Peyser, C.E. and Poulsen, C.J., 2008, Controls on Permo-Carboniferous precipitaiton over tropical Pangaea: A GCM sensitivity study, Palaeobiology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.106/j.palaeo.2008.03.048. [pdf]

Soreghan, G.S., Soreghan, M.J., Poulsen, C.J., Young, R.A., Eble, C.F., Sweet, D.E., and Davogustto, O.C., 2008, Anomalous cold in the Pangaean tropics, Geology, 36 (8), 659-662, doi:10.1130/G24822A.1.

Tabor, N.J., and Poulsen, C.J., 2008, Paleoclimate across the Late Pennsylvanian-Early Permian tropical paleolatitudes: A review of climate indicators, their distribution, and relation to paleophysiographic climate factors, Palaeobiology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/j.palaeo.2008.03.052.

Tabor, N.J., Montanez, I.P., Scotese, C.R., Poulsen, C.J., and Mack, G.H., 2008, Paleosol archives of environmental and climate history in paleotropical western Euramerica during the latest Pennsylvanian through Early Permian, Geological Society of America Special Volume 441, 291-304.

Zhou, J., Poulsen, C.J., Pollard, D., and White, T.S., 2008, Simulation of modern and middle Cretaceous marine d18O with an ocean-atmosphere GCM, Paleoceanography, doi:10.1029/2008PA001596. [pdf]


Horton, D.E., Poulsen, C.J., Pollard, D., 2007, Orbital and CO2 forcing of Late Paleozoic continental ice sheets, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L19708, doi:10.1029/2007GL031188. [pdf]

Poulsen, C.J., Pollard, D., Montanez, I., and Rowley, D., 2007, Late Paleozoic tropical climate response to Gondwanan deglaciation, Geology, 35, 771-774. [pdf]

Poulsen, C.J., Pollard, D., and White, T.S., 2007, General circulation model simulation of the d18O content of continental precipitation in the middle Cretaceous: A model-proxy comparison, Geology, 35, 191-202, doi:10.1130/G23343A.1. [pdf]


Lee, S.-Y. and Poulsen, C.J., 2006, Sea ice control of Plio-Pleistocene tropical Pacific climate evolution, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 248, 253-262. [pdf]

Poulsen, C.J. and Huynh, T.T., 2006, Paleoceanography of the Late Paleozoic-Mesozoic Pacific: A perspective from climate model simulations, Paleogeography of Western North America, Geological Association of Canada Special Paper 46, 13-28.


Lee, S.-Y. and Poulsen, C.J., 2005, Tropical Pacific climate response to obliquity forcing in the Pleistocene, Paleoceanography, 20, PA4010,doi:10.1029/2005PA001161. [pdf]

Huynh, T.T. and Poulsen, C.J., 2005, Rising atmospheric CO2 as a possible trigger for the end-Triassic mass extinction, Palaeobiology, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 217, 223-242. [pdf]

Kirby, M.E., Lund, S.P., and Poulsen, C.J., 2005, Hydrological variability and the onset of El Nino-Southern Oscillation: A 19,250 calendar year record from Lake Elsinore, Southern California, Journal of Quaternary Science, 20, 239-254.


Burger, H.R., Peck, W.H., Johnson, K.E., Tierney, K.A., Poulsen, C.J., Cady, P., Lowell, J., MacFarlane, W.A., Sincock, M.J., Archuleta, L.L., Pufall, A., and Cox, M.J., 2004, Geology and geochemistry of the Sphuhler Peak Metamorphic Suite, in Precambrian Geology of the Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana, J.B. Brady, H.R. Burger, J.T. Cheney, and T.A. Harms (Eds.), GSA Special Paper 377, 47-70.

Johnson, K.E., Brady, J.B., MacFarlane, W.A. Thomas, R.B., Poulsen, C.J., and Sincock, M.J., 2004, Precambrian meta-ultramafic rocks from the Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana, in Precambrian Geology of the Tobacco Root Mountains, Montana, J.B. Brady, H.R. Burger, J.T. Cheney, and T.A. Harms (Eds.), GSA Special Paper 377, 71-87.

Kirby, M.E., Poulsen, C.J., Lund, S.P., Patterson, W.P., Reidy, L., and Hammond, D.E., Late Holocene lake level dynamics inferred from magnetic susceptibility and stable oxygen isotope data: Lake Elsinore, Southern California (USA), Journal of Paleolimnology, 31, 275-293, 2004.

Poulsen, C.J., 2004, A balmy Arctic, Nature, 432, 814-815.

Poulsen, C.J., and Jacob, R., 2004, Factors that inhibit Snowball Earth simulation, Paleoceanography, 19, PA4021, doi:10.1029/2004PA001056. [pdf]


Poulsen, C.J., 2003, Absence of a runaway ice-albedo feedback in the Neoproterozoic, Geology, 31, 473-476. [pdf]

Poulsen, C.J., Gendaszek, A.S., and Jacob, R.L., 2003, Did the rifting of the Atlantic Ocean cause the Cretaceous thermal maximum?, Geology, 31, 115-118. [pdf]


Poulsen, C.J., Jacob, R.L., Pierrehumbert, R.T., and Huynh, T.T., Testing paleogeographic controls on a Neoproterozoic snowball Earth, Geophysical Research Letters, 29, 2002. [pdf]

Stott, L., Poulsen, C., Lund, S., and Thunell, R., 2002, Super ENSO and global climate oscillations at millennial time scales, Science, 297, 222-226.


Poulsen, C.J., Barron, E.J., Arthur, M.A., and Peterson, W.H., 2001, Response of the mid-Cretaceous global oceanic circulation to tectonic and CO2 forcings, Paleoceanography, 16, 576-592. [pdf]

Poulsen, C. J., R.T. Pierrehumbert, and R.L. Jacob: Impact of ocean dynamics on the simulation of the Neoproterozoic “snowball Earth”, Geophysical Research Letters, 28, 1575-1578, 2001. [pdf]

White, T.S., Gonzalez, L., Ludvigson, G.A., and Poulsen, C.J., 2001, The mid-Cretaceous greenhouse hydrologic cycle, Geology, 9, p. 363-366.


Dutton, J. F., C. J. Poulsen, and J. L. Evans, 2000, The effect of global climate change on the regions of tropical convection in CSM1, Geophysical Research Letters, 27, 3049-3052.


Poulsen, C.J., E.J. Barron, C.C. Johnson, and P.J. Fawcett, Links between the major climatic factors and regional oceanography in the mid-Cretaceous, 1999, in Evolution of the Cretaceous Ocean-Climate System, E. Barrera & C.C. Johnson (Eds.), GSA Special Paper 332, 73-90.

Poulsen, C.J., E.J. Barron, W.H. Peterson, and P.A. Wilson, 1999, A reinterpretation of mid-Cretaceous shallow marine temperatures through model-data comparison, Paleoceanography, 14, 679-697, 1999. [pdf]

PSUCLIM, Storm activity in ancient climates, 1, Sensitivity of severe storms to climate forcing factors on geologic time scales, 1999, J. Geophy. Res., 104, 27277-27294.

PSUCLIM, Storm activity in ancient climates, 2, An analysis using climate simulations and sedimentary structures, 1999, J. Geophy. Res., 104, 27295-27320.


Poulsen, C. J., D. Seidov, E.J. Barron, and W.H. Peterson, 1998, The impact of paleogeographic evolution on the surface oceanic circulation and the marine environment within the mid-Cretaceous Tethys, Paleoceanography, 13, 546-559. [pdf]

Poulsen, C. J., P.B. Flemings, P.B., R.A.J. Robinson, and J.M. Metzger, 1998, Three-dimensional stratigraphic evolution of the Miocene Baltimore Canyon region: implications for eustacy and the systems tract model, GSA Bulletin, 110, 1105-1122. [pdf]