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In the list below my name is underscored and my postdoctoral fellows (*), graduate (x) and undergraduate (+) students are bolded.


72) Gaetani, M., Messori, G., Pausata, F. S. R., Tiwari(x), S., Alvarez Castro, M. C., and Zhang, Q.: Mid-Holocene climate at mid-latitudes: assessing the impact of the Saharan greening, Clim. Past, accepted.

71) Leal Filho, W., Stojanov, R., Matsoukas, C., Ingrosso(x), R., Franke, J.A., Pausata, F.S.R, Grassi, T., Landa, J., and Harrouni, C.: An Assessment of Climate Change Impacts to Oases in Northern Africa, Ecol. Indic., accepted.

70) Lu, F., Mohtadi, M. and Pausata, F.S.R.: No evidence for a contracting Intertropical Convergence Zone during the early Heinrich Stadial 1, Nature Commun., accepted.

69) Marshall, C., Dee, S., Morril, C., Russell, J., and Pausata, F.S.R.: Drivers of African Temperature Change in PMIP simulations during the Last Glacial Maximum and Mid-Holocene, Paleoceanogr. Paleoclimatol., accepted.

68) Ghielmini(+), C.M.C., Pausata, F.S.R., Argueso, D. and Vhuiyan(x), R.: On the impact of different urban representations in WRF in affecting rainfall in Kuala Lumpur, Urban Clim., 55, 101907, 2024.

67) Shi, X., Werner, M., Pausata, F.S.R., Yang, H., Liu, J., D’Agostino, R., Ingrosso(x), R., Yang, C., Gao, Q., and Lohmann, G., On the length and intensity of the West African Monsoon during the Last Interglacial African Humid Period, Quat. Sci. Rev., 328, 108542, 2024.

66) Ingrosso(x), R. and Pausata, F.S.R., Contrasting Consequences of the Great Green Wall: Easing Aridity while Increasing Heat Extremes, One Earth, 7, 1–18, 2024.


65) Loriani, S., Aksenov, Y., Armstrong McKay, D., Bala, G., Born, A., Chiessi, C. M., Dijkstra, H., Donges, J. F., Drijfhout, S., England, M. H., Fedorov, A. V., Jackson, L., Kornhuber, K., Messori, G., Pausata, F.S.R., Rynders, S., Salée, J.-B., Sinha, B., Sherwood, S., Swingedouw, D., and Tharammal, T.: Tipping points in ocean and atmosphere circulations, EGUsphere [preprint], 2023.

64) Gorenstein, I., Wainer, I., Pausata, F.S.R., Prado, L.F., Khodri, M., Dias, P.: , Understanding the anti-correlation of decadal precipitation between Northeast Brazil and Western Africa using Self-Organizing Maps, Nature Commun. Earth & Environment, 4 (1), 427, 2023.

63) Pausata F.S.R., Alain(x), D., Ingrosso(x), R., Winger, K., Drapeu, M.S.M., Burke, A.: Changes in Climate extremes in Zambia during Green and Dry Sahara periods and their potential impacts on hominid dispersal, Quat. Sci. Rev., 321, 108367.

62) Wolf, A., Ersek, V., Braun, T., French, A., McGee, D., Bernasconi, S., Skiba, V., Griffiths, M.L., Johnson, K.R., Fohlmeister, J., Breitenbach, S.F.M., Pausata, F.S.R., Tabor, C., Longman, J., Roberts, W.H.G., Chandan, D., Peltier, W.R., Salzmann, U., Limbert, D. and Trinh, D.A.: Drivers of Holocene Southeast Asian monsoon variability, Nature Commun.accepted.

61) Lauer(x), A., Pausata, F.S.R., Leroyer, S.,  and Argueso, D.: Effect of urban heat island mitigation strategies on precipitation and temperature in Montreal, Canada, Plos Climate, 2(6): e0000196, 2023. link

60) Tiwari(x), S., Ramos, R.D., Pausata, F.S.R., LeGrande, A.N., Griffiths, M.L., Beltrami, H., Wainer, I., de Vernal, A., Litchmore, D.T., Chandan, D., Peltier, W.R., and Tabor, C.R.: On the remote impacts of mid-Holocene Saharan vegetation on South American hydroclimate: a modelling intercomparison, Geophy. Res. Lett., 50(12), 2023. link

59) Alizadeh(*), M. R., Abatzoglou, J., Adamowski, J., AghaKouchak, A., Pausata, F.S.R., Rad, A.M., and Sadegh, M.: Elevation-dependent intensification of fire danger in the western United States, Nature Comm., 14, 1773, 2023. link

58) Pausata, F.S.R., Zhao, Y., Zanchettin, D., Caballero, R., and Battisti, D.S.: Revisiting the mechanisms of ENSO response to tropical volcanic eruptions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 50 (3), 2023. link

57) Denniston, R.F., Ummenhofer, C.C., Emanuel, K.A., Ingrosso(x), R., Pausata, F.S.R., Wanamaker, A.D., Lachniet, M.L., Asmerom, Y., Polyak, V.J., Nott, J., Zhang, W., Villarini, G., Cugley, J., Brooks, D., Woods, D., and Humphreys, W.F.: Australian Tropical Cyclone Activity Linked to ITCZ Migration Since CE 300, Science Advs., 9, 2, 2023. link


56) Mudra, L., Sabin, T.P., Krishnan, R., Pausata, F.S.R., Marti, O. and Braconnot, P.: Unravelling the roles of orbital forcing and oceanic conditions on the mid-Holocene boreal summer monsoons, Clim. Dym., 1-20, 2022. link

55) Ramos, R.D., LeGrande, A.N., Griffiths, M.L., Elsaesser, G.S., Litchmore, D.T., Tierney, J.E., Pausata, F.S.R. and Nusbaumer, J. : Constraining clouds and convective parameterization in a climate model using paleoclimate data, J. Advs. Model. Earth Syst., 14 (8), 2022. link

54) Gorenstein, I., Prado, L.F., Bianchini, P.R., Wainer, I., Griffiths, M.L., Pausata, F.S.R. and Yokoyama, E.: A fully calibrated and updated mid-Holocene climate reconstruction for eastern South America, J. Quat. Sci., 292, 107646, 2022. link

53) Huang, X., Zhang, H., Griffiths, M.L., Zhao, B., Pausata, F.S.R., Tabor, C., Shu, J. and Xie, S.: Holocene forcing of East Asian hydroclimate recorded in a subtropical peatland from southeastern China, Clim. Dyn., 1-13, 2022. link


52) Ward Soucy(+), B., Pausata, F.S.R., and Maher, N.: The ENSO response to volcanic eruptions in the MPI large ensemble simulations, Earth Syst. Dynam., 12, 975–996, 2021. link

51) Burke, A., Peros, M., Wren, C.D., Pausata, F.S.R., Riel-Salvatore, J., Moine, O., de Vernal, A., Kageyama, M., and Boisard, S.: The archaeology of climate change: the case for cultural diversity, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 118 (30) , 2021. link

50) Pausata, F.S.R., Messori, G., Yun, J., Jalihal, C.A., Bollasina, M.A., and Marchitto, T.M.: The remote response of the South Asian Monsoon to reduced dust emissions and Sahara greening during the middle Holocene, Clim. Past, 17, 1243–1271, 2021. link

49) Dandoy(x), S., Pausata, F.S.R., Camargo, S.J., Laprise, R., Winger, K., and Emanuel, K.A.: The impacts of Sahara greening and reduced dust emissions on Atlantic Hurricanes during the mid-Holocene, Clim. Past, 17,675-701, 2021. link


48) Chartrand(x), J. and Pausata, F. S. R.: Impacts of the North Atlantic Oscillation on Winter Precipitations and Storm Track Variability in Southeast Canada and Northeast US, Weather Clim. Dynam., 1, 731–744, 2020. link

47) Atwood, A.R., Donohoe, A., Battisti, D.S., Liu, X., and Pausata, F.S.R.: Robust longitudinally-variable responses of the ITCZ to a myriad of climate forcings, Geophys. Res. Lett., 47(17), 2020. link

46) Griffiths, M.L., Johnson, K.R., Pausata, F.S.R., White, J.C., Henderson, G.M., Yang, H., Ersek, V., Conrad, C., and Sekhon N.: End of Green Sahara Responsible for Megadroughts and Cultural Shifts in Southeast Asia, Nature Commun., 11, 4204, 2020. link

45Pausata, F.S.R., Zanchettin, D., Karamperidou, C., Caballero, R., and Battisti, D.S.: ITCZ shift and extra-tropical teleconnections drive ENSO response to volcanic eruptions, Sci. Advs., 6, 23, 2020. link

44)  McGregor, S., Khodri, M., Maher, N., Ohba, M., Pausata, F.S.R., and Stevenson, S.: The effect of strong volcanic eruptions on ENSO, book chapter, AGU books, 2020.

43) Pausata, F.S.R., Gaetani, M., Messori, G., Berg, A., Maia de Souza, D., Sage, R. and deMenocal, P.B.: The Greening of the Sahara: Past Changes and Future Implications, One Earth, 2 (3), 235-250, 2020. link

42) Winter, A., Zanchettin, D., Lachniet, M., Vieten, R., Pausata, F.S.R., Ljunqqvist, F.C., Cheng, H., Edwards, R.L., Miller, T., Rubinetti, S., Rubino, A., and Taricco, C.: Initiation of a stable convective hydroclimatic regime in Central America circa 9000 years BP, Nature Commun., 11, 716, 2020. link

41)  Harrison, S.P., Gaillard, M.-J., Stocker, B.D., Vander Linden, M., Klein Goldewijk, K., Boles, O., Braconnot, P., Dawson, A., Fluet-Chouinard, E., Kaplan, J.O., Kastner, T., Pausata, F.S.R., Robinson, E., Whitehouse, N.J., Madella, M., and Morrison, K. D.: Development and testing of scenarios for implementing Holocene LULC in Earth System Model Experiments, Geosci. Model Dev.,13, 805–824, 2020. link


40) Aichner, B., Makhmudov, Z., Rajabov, I., Zhang, Q., Pausata, F.S.R., Werner, M., Heinecke, L., Kuessner, M., Feakins, S., Sachse, D., Mischke, S..: Hydroclimate in the Pamirs was driven by changes in precipitation-evaporation seasonality since the last glacial period, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46 (23), 13972-13983, 2019. link

39) Piao, J., Chen, W., Wang, L., Pausata, F.S.R. and Zhang, Q.: Northward extension of the East Asian summer monsoon during the mid-Holocene, Glob. and Planet. Changes, 184, 103046, 2019. link 


38) Sun, W., Wang, B., Zhang, Q., Pausata, F.S.R., Chen, D., Lu, G., Yan, M., Ning, L., and Liu, J.: Northern Hemisphere land monsoon precipitation increased by the Green Sahara during mid-Holocene, Geophys. Res. Lett., 46 (16), 9870-9879, 2019. link

37) Weldeab, S., Rühlemann, C., Bookhagen, B., Pausata, F.S.R., Perez-Lua, .M.: Enhanced Himalayan glacial melting during YD and H1 recorded in the northern Bay of Bengal, G-cubed, 20 (5), 2449-2461, 2019. link

36) Pausata, F.S.R and Camargo, S.J.: Tropical cyclone activity affected by volcanically induced ITCZ shifts, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 116 (16), 7732-7737, 2019. link

35) Messori, G., Gaetani, M., Zhang, Q., Zhang, Q., and Pausata, F.S.R.: The Water Cycle of the Mid-Holocene West African Monsoon: the Role of Vegetation and Dust Emission Changes, Int. J. Clim., 39 (4), 1927-1939, 2019. link

34) Messori, G., Davini, P., Alvarez-Castro, C.M., Pausata, F.S.R., Caballero, and R., Yiou, P.: On the low-frequency variability of wintertime Euro-Atlantic planetary wave-breaking, Clim. Dyn., 52, 2431–2450,  2019. link



33) Messori, G., van Wees, D.(*), Pausata, F.S.R., Acosta Navarro, J.C., Hannachi, A., and Dentener, F.J.: Future atmospheric circulation changes over the Euro-Atlantic sector and impacts on urban PM2.5 concentrations, Tellus-B , 70:1, 1-22, 2018. link


32) Muschitiello, F., Pausata, F.S.R., Lea, J.M., Mairand, D.W.F. and Wohlfarth, B.: Impact of volcanic aerosols on Scandinavian Ice Sheet melting during the last deglaciation, Nature Commun., 8, 1020, 2017. pdf


31) Otto-Bliesner, B., Braconnot, P., Harrison, S., Lunt, D., Abe-Ouchi, A., Albani, S., Bartlein, P., Capron, E., Carlson, A., Dutton, A., Fischer, H., Goelzer, H., Govin, A., Haywood, A., Joos, F., LeFrande, A.N., Lipscomb, W., Lohmann, G., Mahowald, N., Nehrbass-Ahles, C., Peterschmidt, J.-Y., Pausata, F.S.R., Phipps, S., and Renssen, H.:  Two Interglacials: Scientific Objectives and Experimental Designs for CMIP6 and PMIP4 Holocene and Last Interglacial Simulations, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3979-4003, 2017. pdf

30) Pausata F.S.R., Zhang, Q., Muschitiello, F., Lu, Z., Chafik, L., Niedermeyer, E., Stager, J.C., Cobb, K.M, and Liu, Z.: Green Sahara suppressing ENSO activity in the Mid-Holocene, Nature Commun., 8, 16020, 2017. pdf.

29) Zanchettin, D., Pausata, F.S.R., Khodri, M., Timmreck, C., Graf, H., Jungclaus, J.H., Robock, A., Rubino, A., and Thompson, V.: Toward predicting volcanically-forced decadal climate variability, Past Global Changes Magazine, 25, 1, CLIVAR Exchanges, 72, 2017. pdf 

28) Gaetani, M., Messori, G., Zhang, Q., Flamant, C., and Pausata F.S.R.: Understanding the mechanisms behind the West African Monsoon strength in the Mid-Holocene, J. Clim., 2017. pdf

27) Maldonado, T., Rutgersson, A., Caballero, R., Pausata, F.S.R., Alfaro, E. and Amador, J.: The Role of the Meridional Sea surface Temperature Gradient in modelling the Caribbean low-level jet, J. Geophys. Res., 122, 2017. pdf

26) Pausata, F.S.R., Emanuel, K.A., Chiacchio, M., Diro, G.T., Zhang, Q., Sushama, L., Stager, J.C., and Donnelly, J.P. : Tropical storm activity enhanced by Sahara greening and reduced dust emissions during the African Humid Period, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 114 (24), 6221–6226, 2017. link

25) Acosta Navarro, J.C., Ekman, A.M.L., Pausata, F.S.R., Lewinschal, A., Varma, V., Seland, Ø., Gauss, M., Iversen, T., Kirkevag, A., Riipinen, I., and Hansson, H.C.: Future response of temperature and precipitation to reduced aerosol emissions as compared with increased greenhouse gas concentrations, J. Clim., 30, 940-954, 2017. pdf

24) Chiacchio, M., Pausata, F.S.R., Messori, G., Hannachi, A., Chin, M., Önskog, T., Liepert, B., Ekman, A., and Barrie, L.: On the links between meteorological variables, aerosols and global tropical cyclone frequency, J. Geophys. Res., 2017. pdf

23) Tierney, J.E., Pausata, F.S.R., and deMenocal, P.B.: Rainfall regimes of the Green Sahara, Sci. Advs., 3, 1, 2017. pdf


22) Pausata, F.S.R., Lindvall, J., Ekman, A.M.L., and Svensson, G.: Climate effects of a hypothetical regional nuclear war: Sensitivity to emission, duration and particle composition, Earth's Future, 4, 498–511, 2016. pdf

21) Zanchettin, D., Khodri, M., Timmreck, C., Toohey, M., Schmidt, A., Gerber, E.P., Hegerl, G., Robock, A., Pausata, F.S.R., Ball, W., Bauer, S.E., Bekki, S., Dhomse, S.S., LeGrande, A.N., Mann, G.W., Marshall, L., Mills, M., Marchand, M., Niemeier, U., Poulain, V., Rubino, A., Stenke, A., Tsigaridis, K., and Tummon, F.: The Model Intercomparison Project on the climatic response to Volcanic forcing (VolMIP): Experimental design and forcing input data, Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 2701-2719, 2016. pdf

20) Pausata, F.S.R, Karamperidou, C., Caballero, R., and Battisti, D.S.: ENSO response to high-latitude volcanic eruptions in the Northern Hemisphere: the role of the initial conditions, Geophys. Res. Lett., 43 (16), 8694-8702, 2016. pdf

19) Salih, A.A.M., Zhang, Q., Pausata, F.S.R., and Tjernström, M: Sources of Sahelian Sudan moisture: insights from a moisture-tracing atmospheric model, J. Geophys. Res. - Atmos., 121 (13), 7819–7832, 2016. pdf

18) Pausata, F.S.R., LeGrande, A.N., and Roberts, W.H.G.: How Will Sea Ice Loss Affect the Greenland Ice Sheet?, Eos, 97, 2016. pdf

17) Pausata, F.S.R., Messori, G., and Zhang, Q.: Impacts of Dust Reduction on the Northward Expansion of the African Monsoon During the Green Sahara Period, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 434, 298-307, 2016. pdf


16) Tierney, J.E., Pausata, F.S.R., and deMenocal, P.B.: Deglacial Indian monsoon failure and North Atlantic stadials linked by Indian Ocean surface cooling, Nature Geosci., 9, 46-50, 2016pdf



15) Pausata, F.S.R., and Löfverström, M.: ­­On the enigmatic similarity in Greenland δd18O between the Oldest and Younger DryasGeophys. Res. Lett., 42 (23), 10470-10477, 2015. pdf


14) Muschitiello, F., Pausata, F.S.R., Watson, J.E., Smittenberg, R. H., Salih, A.A.M., Brooks, S.J., Whitehouse, N.J., Karlatou-Charalampopoulou, A., Wohlfarth, B.: Fennoscandian freshwater influence on Greenland hydrological shifts at the onset of the Younger Dryas, Nature Commun., 6, 8939, 2015. pdf


13) Pausata, F.S.R., Chafik, L., Caballero, R., Battisti, D.S.: Impacts of a high-latitude volcanic eruption on ENSO and AMOC, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 112 (45), 13784–13788, 2015. pdf

12) Jasechko, S., Lechler, A., Pausata, F.S.R., Fawcett, P.J., Gleeson, T., Cendón, D. I., Galewsky, J., LeGrande, A.N., Risi, C., Sharp, Z. D., Welker, J. M., Werner, M., and Yoshimura, K.: Late-glacial to late-Holocene shifts in global precipitation δ18O, Clim. Past, 11, 1375-1393, 2015. pdf


11) Pausata, F.S.R., Grini, A., Caballero, R., Hannachi, A., and Seland, Ø.: High-latitude volcanic eruptions in the Norwegian Earth System Model: the effect of different initial conditions and of the ensemble size, Tellus B, 67, 26728, 2015. pdf

10) Pausata, F.S.R.: How Do High-Latitude Volcanic Eruptions Affect Climate?, Eos, 96, 2015. pdf

9) Pausata, F.S.R., Gaetani, M., Messori, G., Kloster, S., and Dentener, F.J.: The role of aerosol in altering North Atlantic atmospheric circulation in winter and its impact on air-quality, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 1725-1743, 2015. pdf



8) Pausata, F.S.R., Pozzoli, L., Van Dingenen, R., Vignati, E., Cavalli, F., Dentener, F.J.: Impacts of changes in North Atlantic atmospheric circulation on particulate matter and human health in Europe, Geophys. Res. Lett., 40 (15), 4074-4080, 2013. pdf

7) Pausata, F.S.R., Pozzoli, L., Vignati, E., Dentener, F. J.: North Atlantic Oscillation and tropospheric ozone variability in Europe: model analysis and measurements intercomparison, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 12, 6357-6376, 2012. pdf


6) Berkelhammer, M., Sinha, A., Stott, L., H. Cheng, H., Pausata, F. S. R. and Yoshimura, K.: An Abrupt Shift in the Indian Monsoon 4000 Years Ago. In Climates, Landscapes, and Civilizations, Geophys. Monogr. Ser., AGU, 198, 75-87, 2012. pdf



5) Pausata, F.S.R., Li, C., Wettstein, J.J., Nisancioglu, K.H., Kageyama, M.: The key role of topography in altering North Atlantic atmospheric circulation during the last glacial period, Clim. Past, 7, 1-13, 2011. pdf


4) Pausata, F.S.R., Battisti, D.S., Nisancioglu, K.H., Bitz, C.M.: Chinese stalagmite δ18O controlled by changes in the Indian monsoon during a simulated Heinrich event, Nature Geosci., 4, 474-480, 2011. pdf - Supplementary


3) Stager, J.C., Ryves, D., Chase, B., Pausata, F.S.R.: Catastrophic drought in the Afro-Asian monsoon regions during Heirinch Stadial 1, Science, 331, 6022, 1299-1302, 2011. pdf


2) Andersson, C., Pausata, F.S.R., Jansen, E., Risebrobakken, B., and Telford, R.J.: Holocene trends in the foraminifer record from the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, Clim. Past, 6, 173-193, 2010. pdf

1) Pausata, F.S.R., Li, C., Wettstein, J.J., Nisancioglu, K.H., and Battisti, D.S.: Changes in atmospheric variability in a glacial climate and the impacts on proxy data: a model intercomparison, Clim. Past, 5, 489-502, 2009. pdf



2008, contribuited to the book of Marco Virgilio: Guida Pratica per l'Escursionista, Editrice Co.El. link


2006, Pausata, F. S. R.: Analisi Climatica della Montagna Friulana, In Alto, CXXIV, SAF-CAI. pdf


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