Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Martin Frank

 GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel

 Research Unit Paleo-Oceanography

 Research Divison 1: Ocean Circulation and Climate Dynamics

 Room: 8/D-109
 Tel.: +49 431 600-2218
 E-Mail: mfrank(at) 


 Wischhofstrasse 1-3 D-24148 Kiel

 CV Martin Frank

Research Interests:

The research interests of my working group in “Chemical Paleoceanography” are focusing on the reconstruction of ocean circulation and its relationships to the climate of the past on different time scales. In addition, the relationships between erosional inputs from the continents, nutrient utilization, biological productivity, and the climate are subject of our investigations. For these reconstructions geochemical and isotopic proxy indicators are developed, improved and applied. Our interests are centred around radiogenic (Nd, Pb, Hf, Sr), stable (i.e. Si, Fe, Ba, Mo), and cosmogenic (10Be) isotope systems, as well as element distributions (i.e. rare earth elements, REEs). Besides the extraction of these proxy signatures from marine archives (sediments, manganese/iron crusts and nodules) a particular focus is the understanding of the processes controlling these proxies in the present day water column. For this we actively participate in the detailed investigations of the internationally coordinated research programme GEOTRACES in order to calibrate these proxies for their application to reconstruct the past. Our groups runs a state of the art clean laboratory and operates a MC-ICP mass spectrometer, and in collaboration with other groups at GEOMAR further techniques and methods are applied in order to achieve comprehensive multi proxy data sets.

Publications 1994-2011

Publications 1994 - 2011


Mangini, A., Rutsch, H.J., Frank, M., Eisenhauer, A., Eckhardt, J.-D. (1994): Is there a relationship between atmospheric CO2 and manganese in the Ocean?- in: Carbon Cycling in the Glacial Ocean: Constraints on the Ocean's Role in Global Change, NATO ASI SeriesVol. I 17, edited by R. Zahn et al., 87-104. 

Eisenhauer, A., Spielhagen, R.F., Frank, M., Hentzschel, G., Mangini, A., Kubik, P.W., Dittrich-Hannen, B., and Billen, T. (1994): 10Be records of sediment cores from high northern latitudes: Implications for environmental and climatic changes.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 124, 171-184. (PDF - 1229kb) 

Frank, M., Eckhardt, J.-D., Eisenhauer, A., Kubik, P.W., Dittrich-Hannen, B., Segl, M., and Mangini, A. (1994): Beryllium 10, thorium 230, and protactinium 231 in Galapagos Microplate sediments: implications of hydrothermal activity and paleoproductivity changes during the last 100,000 years.- Paleoceanography 9, 559-578. (PDF - 5621kb) 


Frank, M., Eisenhauer, A., Bonn, W.J., Walter, P., Grobe, H., Kubik, P.W., Dittrich-Hannen, B., and Mangini, A. (1995): Sediment redistribution versus paleoproductivity change: Weddell Sea margin sediment stratigraphy for the last 250,000 years deduced from 230Thex10Be and biogenic barium profiles.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 136, 559-573. (PDF - 1053kb) 


Frank, M. (1996): Reconstruction of late Quaternary environmantal conditions applying the natural radionuclides 230Th, 10Be, 231Pa and 238U: A study of deep-sea sediments from the eastern Atlantic sector of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current system.- Rep. Polar Res. 186, 136 pp. 

Frank, M., Gersonde, R., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Kuhn, G. and Mangini, A. (1996): Late Quaternary sediment dating and quantification of lateral sediment redistribution applying 230Thex: A study from the eastern Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.- Geol. Rundsch. 85, 554-566. (PDF - 1266kb) 

Rühlemann, C., Frank, M., Hale, W., Mangini, A., Mulitza, S., Müller, P.J. and Wefer, G. (1996): Late Quaternary productivity changes in the western equatorial Atlantic: Evidence from 230Th normalized carbonate and organic carbon accumulation rates.- Marine Geology 135, 127-152. (PDF - 2097kb) 


Frank, M., Schwarz, B., Baumann, S., Kubik, P.W., Suter, M. and Mangini, A. (1997): A 200 kyr record of cosmogenic radionuclide production rate and geomagnetic field intensity from 10Be in globally stacked deep-sea sediments.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 149, 121-129. (PDF - 621kb) 

Nürnberg, C.C., Bohrmann, G., Schlüter, M. and Frank, M. (1997): Barium accumulation in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean - results from 190,000 year records.- Paleoceanography 12, 594-603. (PDF 3779kb) 

Spielhagen, R.F., Bonani, G., Eisenhauer, A., Frank, M., Frederichs, T., Kassens, H., Kubik, P.W., Mangini, A., Nørgaard-Pedersen, N., Nowaczyk, N.R., Schäper, S., Stein, R., Thiede, J., Tiedemann, R. and Wahsner, M. (1997): Arctic Ocean evidence for late Quaternary initiation of northern Eurasian ice sheets.- Geology 25, 783-786. (PDF - 211kb) 

Francois, R., Altabet, M.A., Yu, E.-F., Sigman, D., Bacon, M.P., Frank, M., Bohrmann, G., Bareille, G. and Labeyrie, L. (1997): Contribution of Southern Ocean surface-water stratification to low atmospheric COconcentrations during the last glacial period.- Nature 389, 929-935. (PDF - 495kb) 

Ceccaroni, L., Langone, L., Frignani, M., Ravaioli, M., Frank, M., Mangini, A., Basavaiah, N. and Giglio, F. (1997): Late Quaternary fluctuations of organic carbon and biogenic silica accumulation on the continental slope of the Ross Sea, Antarctica.- in: The Antarctic Region: Geological Evolution and Processes, Proceedings of the VII International Symposium on Antarctic Earth Sciences Siena, 1995, edited by C.A. Ricci, Terra Antartica Publication, Siena, Italy, 889-896. 


O’Nions, R.K., Frank, M., von Blanckenburg, F. and Ling, H.-F. (1998): Secular variation of Nd and Pb-isotopes in ferromanganese crusts from the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 155, 15-28. (PDF - 524kb) 

Bruns, P., Dullo, W.-C., Hay, W.W., Frank, M. and Kubik, P.W. (1998): Hiatuses on Vøring Plateau: sedimentary gaps or preservation artifacts - Marine Geology 145, 61-84. (PDF - 1442kb) 

Frank, M. and O’Nions, R.K. (1998): Sources of Pb for Indian Ocean ferromanganese crusts: A record of Himalayan erosion?- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 158, 121-130. (PDF - 856kb) 

Ivy-Ochs, S., Heuberger, H., Kubik, P.W., Kerschner, H., Bonani, G., Frank, M., and Schlüchter, C. (1998): The age of the Köfels event. Relative, 14C and cosmogenic isotope dating of an early Holocene landslide in the Central Alps (Tyrol, Austria).- Zeitschrift für Gletscherkunde und Glazialgeologie 34, 57-68. 

Kubik, P.W., Ivy-Ochs, S., Masarik, J., Frank, M., Schlüchter, C. (1998): 10Be and 26Al production rates deduced from an instantaneous event within the dendrocalibration curve, the landslide of Köfels, Ötz Valley, Austria.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 161, 231-241. (PDF - 491kb) 

Ceccaroni, L., Frank, M., Frignani, M., Langone, L., Ravaioli, M. and Mangini, A. (1998): Late Quaternary fluctuations of 230Thex-normalized fluxes of biogenic components on the continental slope of the Ross Sea, Antarctica.- Journal of Marine Systems 17, 515-525. (PDF - 305kb) 

Belshaw, N.S., Freedman, P.A., O’Nions R.K., Frank, M. and Guo, Y. (1998): A new variable dispersion double-focussing plasma mass spectrometer with performance illustrated for Pb-isotopes. Int. J. Mass Spectrom181, 51-58. (PDF - 195kb) 


Asmus, T., Frank, M., Koschmieder, C., Frank, N., Gersonde, R., Kuhn, G. and Mangini, A. (1999): Variations of biogenic particle flux in the southern Atlantic section of the Subantarctic Front during the late Quaternary: Evidence from sedimentary 231Paex and 230Thex.- Marine Geology 159, 63-78. (PDF - 701kb) 

Frank, M., Gersonde, R. and Mangini, A. (1999): Sediment redistribution, 230Thex-normalization and implications for the reconstruction of particle flux and export paleoproductivity.- in: Use of Proxies in Paleoceanography: Examples from the South Atlantic. edited by G. Fischer and G. Wefer, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, Heidelberg, 409-426. 

Frank, M., O’Nions, R.K., Hein J.R. and Banakar, V.K. (1999): 60 Ma records of major elements and Pb-Nd isotopes from hydrogenous ferromanganese crusts: Reconstruction of seawater paleochemistry.- Geochimica Cosmochimica Acta 63, 1689-1708. (PDF - 1446kb) 

Frank, M., Reynolds, B.C. and O’Nions, R.K. (1999): Nd and Pb isotopes in Atlantic and Pacific water masses before and after closure of the Panama Gateway.- Geology 27, 1147-1150.  (PDF - 252kb) 

Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M. and O’Nions, R.K. (1999): Nd- and Pb- isotope time series from Atlantic ferromanganese crusts: Implications for changes in provenance and paleocirculation over the last 8 Myr.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 173, 381-396. (PDF - 1022) 


Frank, M. (2000): Comparison of cosmogenic radionuclide production and geomagnetic field intensity over the last 200,000 years.- Phil. Trans. R. Soc. Lond. A 358, 1089-1107. (PDF - 986kb) 

O’Nions, R.K. and Frank, M. (2000): Long term records of erosional change from marine ferromanganese crusts.- Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Earth Planet. Sci.) 109, 171-180. (PDF - 223kb) 

Frank, M., Gersonde, R., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Bohrmann, G., Nürnberg, C., Kubik, P.W., Suter, M., and Mangini, A. (2000): Similar glacial and interglacial export bioproductivity in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean: Multiproxy evidence and implications for atmospheric CO2.- Paleoceanography 15, 642-658. (PDF - 3788kb) 


Frank, M., Davies, G.R., Claude-Ivanaj, C., and Hofmann, A.W. (2001): Radiogenic isotopes: New tools help reconstruct paleocean circulation and erosional input.- Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union 82, 66, 71. 

David, K., Frank, M., O'Nions, R.K., Belshaw, N.S., Arden, J.W., and Hein, J.R. (2001): The Hf isotope composition of global seawater and the evolution of Hf isotopes in the deep Pacific Ocean from Fe-Mn crusts.- Chemical Geology 178, 23-42. (PDF - 973kb) 

Rühlemann, C., Diekmann, B., Mulitza, S., and Frank, M. (2001): Late Quaternary changes of western equatorial Atlantic surface circulation and Amazon lowland climate recorded in Ceará Rise deep sea sediments.- Paleoceanography 16, 293-305. (PDF - 3191kb) 

Masarik, J., Frank, M., Schäfer, J., and Wieler, R. (2001): Correction of in-situ cosmogenic nuclide production rates for geomagnetic field intensity variations during the past 800,000 years.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 65, 2995-3003. (PDF - 221kb) 


Rehkämper, M., Frank, M., Hein, J.R., Porcelli, D., Halliday, A.N., Ingri, J., and Liebetrau, V. (2002): Thallium isotope variations in seawater and hydrogenetic, diagenetic, and hydrothermal ferromanganese deposits.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 197, 65-81. (PDF - 329kb) 

van de Flierdt, T., Frank, M., Lee, D.-C., and Halliday, A.N. (2002): Glacial weathering and the Hafnium isotope composition of seawater.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 198, 167-175 – republished after corrections in Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 201, 639-647. (PDF - 348kb) 

Frank, M., Whiteley, N., Kasten, S., Hein, J.R., and O’Nions, R.K. (2002): North Atlantic Deep Water export to the Southern Ocean over the past 14 Myr: Evidence from Nd and Pb isotopes in ferromanganese crusts.- Paleoceanography 17(2), 1022, 10.1029/2000PA000606. (PDF - 522kb) 

Schaltegger, U., Desmurs, L., Manatschal, G., Müntener, O., Meier, M., Frank, M., and Bernoulli, D. (2002): The transition from rifting to seafloor spreading within a magma-poor rifted margin: field and isotopic constraints.- Terra Nova 14, 156-162. (PDF - 643kb) 

Frank, M., Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M., Kubik, P.W., and Mangini, A. (2002): Quasi-conservative behaviour of 10Be in deep waters of the Weddell sea and the Atlantic sector of the Antarctic Circumpolar Current.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 201, 171-186. (PDF - 1099kb) 

Frank, M. (2002): Radiogenic isotopes: Tracers of past ocean circulation and erosional input.- Rev. Geophys. 40(1), 1001, 10.1029/2000RG000094. (PDF - 6342kb) 

Schaltegger, U., Zeilinger, G., Frank, M., and Burg, J.-P. (2002): Multiple mantle sources during island arc magmatism: U-Pb and Hf isotopic evidence from the Kohistan arc complex, Pakistan.- Terra Nova 14, 461-468. (PDF - 267kb) 

von Quadt, A., Peytcheva, I., Kamenov, B., Fanger, L., Heinrich, C.A., and Frank, M. (2002): The Elatsite porphyry copper deposit in the Panagyurishte ore district, Srednogorie zone, Bulgaria: U-Pb zircon geochronology and isotope-geochemical investigations of magmatism and ore genesis.- in: The Timing and Location of Major Ore Deposits in an Evolving Orogen edited by D.J. Blundell, F. Neubauer, and A. von Quadt, Geological Society, London, Spec. Publ. 204, 119-135. 


van de Flierdt, T., Frank, M., Halliday, A.N., Hein, J.R., Hattendorf, B., Günther, D., and Kubik, P.W. (2003): Lead isotopes in North Pacific Deep Water – Implications for past changes in input sources and circulation patterns.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 209, 149-164. (PDF - 949kb) 

Frank, M. (2003): Radiogene Isotopensysteme in Eisen/Mangankrusten: Tracer für Zirkulation und Verwitterungseintrag in den Ozean.- Vierteljahresschrift der Naturforschenden Gesellschaft in Zürich 148, 89-96. (PDF - 2006kb) 

Frank, M., van de Flierdt, T., Halliday, A.N., Kubik, P.W., Hattendorf, B., and Günther, D. (2003): The evolution of deep water mixing and weathering inputs in the central Atlantic Ocean over the past 33 Myr.- Paleoceanography 18(4), 1091, 10.1029/2003PA000919. (PDF - 3709kb) 


Rehkämper, M., Frank, M., Hein, J.R., and Halliday, A.N. (2004): Cenozoic marine geochemistry of thallium deduced from isotopic studies of ferromanganese crusts and pelagic sediments.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 219, 77-91. (PDF - 527kb) 

Francois, R., Frank, M., Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M., and Bacon, M.P. (2004): 230Th-normalization: an essential tool for interpreting sedimentary fluxes during the late Quaternary.- Paleoceanography 19, PA 1018, 10.1029/2003PA000939. (PDF - 696kb) 

van de Flierdt, T., Frank, M., Halliday, A.N., Hein, J.R., Hattendorf, B., Günther, D., and Kubik, P.W. (2004): Deep and bottom water export from the Southern Ocean to the Pacific Ocean over the past 38 million years.- Paleoceanography 19, PA 1020, 10.1029/2003PA000923. (PDF - 631kb) 

van de Flierdt, T., Frank, M., Halliday, A.N., Hein, J.R., Hattendorf, B., Günther, D., and Kubik, P.W. (2004): Tracing the history of submarine hydrothermal inputs and the significance of hydrothermal hafnium for the seawater budget: A combined Pb-Hf-Nd isotope approach.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 222, 259-273. (PDF - 405kb) 

Levasseur, S., Frank, M., Hein, J.R., and Halliday, A.N. (2004): The global variation in the iron isotope composition of marine hydrogenetic ferromanganese deposits: implications for seawater chemistry? - Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 224, 91-105. (PDF - 514kb) 

Maden, C., Döbeli, M., Kubik, P.W., Frank, M., and Suter, M. (2004): Measurement of carrier-free 10Be samples with AMS: the method and its potential.- Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B 223-224, 247-252. (PDF - 311kb) 

van de Flierdt, T., Frank, M., Lee, D.-C., Halliday, A.N., Reynolds, B.C., and Hein, J.R. (2004): New constraints on the sources and behavior of neodymium and hafnium in seawater from Pacific Ocean ferromanganese crusts.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 68, 3827-3843. (PDF - 620kb) 

Stoykov, S., Peytcheva, I., von Quadt, A., Moritz R., Frank, M., and Fontignie, D. (2004): Timing and magma evolution of the Chelopech volcanic complex (Bulgaria).- Schweizerische Mineralogische und Petrographische Mitteilungen 84, 101-117. (PDF - 1285kb) 


Ling, H.-F., Jiang, S-Y., Frank, M., Zhou, H.-Y., Zhou, F., Lu, Z.-L., Chen, X-M., Jiang, Y.-H., and Ge, C.D. (2005): Differing controls over the Cenozoic Pb and Nd isotope evolution of deepwater in the central North Pacific Ocean.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 232, 345-361. (PDF - 679kb) 

Polliand, M., Schaltegger, U., Frank, M., and Fontboté, L. (2005): Formation of volcanosedimentary basins on the western flank of the central Peruvian Andes during Late Cretaceous oblique subduction: field evidence and constraints from U-Pb ages and Hf isotopes.- International Journal of Earth Sciences 94, 231-242. (PDF - 913kb) 

Siddall, M., Henderson, G.M., Edwards, N.R., Frank, M., Müller, S.A., Stocker, T.F., and Joos, F. (2005): 231Pa/230Th fractionation by ocean transport, biogenic particle flux and particle type.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 237, 135-155. (PDF - 2858kb)  

Klemm, V., Levasseur, S., Frank, M., Hein, J.R., and Halliday, A.N. (2005): Osmium isotope stratigraphy of a marine ferromanganese crust.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett.238, 42-48. (PDF - 260kb) 


Frank, M.,, Whiteley, N., van de Flierdt, T., Reynolds, B.C., and O’Nions, R.K. (2006): Nd and Pb isotope evolution of deep water masses in the eastern Indian Ocean during the past 33 Myr.- Chemical Geology 226, 264-279. (PDF - 639kb) 

Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M.,, and Burton, K.W. (2006): Constraining erosional input and deep-water formation in the North Atlantic using Nd isotopes.- Chemical Geology 226, 253-263. (PDF - 509kb)     

Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M.,, and Halliday, A.N. (2006): Silicon isotope fractionation during nutrient utilization in the North Pacific.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 244, 431-443. (PDF - 518kb) 

Frank, M.,, Marbler, H., Koschinsky, A., van de Flierdt, T., Klemm, V., Gutjahr, M., Halliday, A.N., Kubik, P.W. and Halbach, P. (2006): Submarine hydrothermal venting related to volcanism in the Lesser Antilles: Evidence from ferromanganese precipitates.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 7, Q04010, 10.1029/2005GC001140. (PDF - 3899kb)  

Chu, N.-C., Johnson, C.M., Beard, B.L., German, C.R., Nesbitt, R.W., Frank, M.,, Bohn, M., Kubik, P.W., Usui, A. and Graham, I.J. (2006): Evidence for hydrothermal venting in Fe isotope compositions of the deep Pacific Ocean through time.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 245, 202-217. (PDF - 954kb) 

Moran, K., Backman, J., Brinkhuis, H., Clemens, S.C., Cronin, T., Dickens, G.R., Eynaud, F., Gattacceca, J., Jakobsson, M, Jordan, R.W., Kaminski, M., King, J., Koc, N., Krylov, A., Martinez, N., Matthiessen, J., McInroy, D., Moore, T.C., Onodera, J., O’Regan, A.M., Pälike, H., Rea, B., Rio, D.,  Sakamoto, T., Smith, D.C., Stein, R., St. John, K., Suto, I., Suzuki, N., Takahashi, K., Watanabe, M., Yamamoto, M., Farrell, J., Frank, M., Kubik, P., Jokat, W., and Kristoffersen, Y. (2006): The Cenozoic palaeoenvironment of the Arctic Ocean.- Nature 441, 601-605. (PDF - 566kb) 

De Haller, A., Corfu, F., Fontboté L., Schaltegger, U., Barra, F., Chiaradia, M., Frank, M. and Zuñiga Alvarado, J. (2006): Geology, geochronology, and Hf and Pb isotope data of the Raúl-Condestable iron oxide-copper-gold deposit, central coast of Peru.- Econ. Geol. 101, 281-310. (PDF - 2322kb)  

Bard, E. and Frank, M. (2006): Climate change and solar variability: What’s new under the Sun?- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 248, 1-14. (PDF - 774kb) 

Georg, R.B., Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M., and Halliday, A.N. (2006): Mechanisms controlling the silicon isotopic compositions of river waters.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 249, 290-306. (PDF - 851kb) 

Georg, R.B., Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M., and Halliday, A.N. (2006): New sample preparation techniques for the determination of Si isotopic compositions using MC-ICPMS.- Chemical Geology 235, 95-104. (PDF - 276kb) 


Klemm, V., Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M., Pettke, T., and Halliday, A.N. (2007): Cenozoic changes in atmospheric lead recorded in central Pacific ferromanganese crusts.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 253, 57-66. (PDF - 601kb)   

Francois, R., Frank, M., Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M., Bacon, M.P., Geibert. W., Kienast, S., Anderson, R.F., Bradtmiller, L., Chase, Z., Henderson, G., Marcantonio, F., and Allen, S.A. (2007): Comment on “Do geochemical estimates of sediment focusing pass the sediment test in the equatorial Pacific?” by Lyle et al.- Paleoceanography 22, PA1216, 10.1029/2005PA001235. (PDF - 244kb) 

Heck, P.R., Frank, M., Anselmetti, F.S., and Kubik, P.W. (2007): Origin and age of submarine ferromanganese hardgrounds from the Marion Plateau, offshore northeast Australia.- In Anselmetti, F.S., Isern, A.R., Blum, P., and Betzler, C. (Eds.), 2006, Proc. ODP, Sci. Results 194, College Station, TX (Ocean Drilling Program), 1–22. doi:10.2973/ (PDF - 2744kb) 

Heuberger, S., Schaltegger, U., Burg, J.-P., Villa, I.M., Frank, M., Dawood, H. and Hussain, S. (2007): Age and isotopic constraints on magmatism along the Karakoram-Kohistan Suture Zone, NW-Pakistan: Evidence for subduction and continued convergence after India-Asia collision.- Swiss Journal of Geosciences, doi:10.1007/s00015-007-1203-7.(PDF - 1737kb) 

Siddall, M., Stocker, T.F., Henderson, G.M., Joos, F., Frank, M., Edwards, N.R., Ritz, S. and Müller, S.A. (2007): Modelling the relationship between 231Pa/230Th distribution in North Atlantic sediment and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation.- Paleoceanography 22, PA2214, 10.1029/2006PA001358. (PDF - 971kb) 

Meister, P., McKenzie, J.A., Vasconcelos, C., Bernasconi, S., Frank, M., Gutjahr, M. and Schrag, D. (2007): Dolomite formation in the dynamic deep biosphere: Results from the Peru margin (ODP Leg 201).- Sedimentology. 54, 1007-1032. (PDF - 2764kb) 

Jakobsson, M., Backman, J., Rudels, B., Nycander, J., Frank, M., Mayer, L., Jokat, W., Sangiorgi, F., O’Regan, M., Brinkhuis, H., King, J., and Moran, K. (2007): The Early Miocene onset of a ventilated circulation regime in the Arctic Ocean.- Nature 447, 986-990. (PDF - 898kb) Suppl. (PDF - 391kb) 

Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Stirling, C.H., Klemm, V., van de Flierdt, T. and Halliday, A.N. (2007): Reliable extraction of a deepwater trace metal isotope signal from Fe-Mn oxyhydroxide coatings of marine sediments.- Chemical Geology 242, 351-370. (PDF - 1064kb) 

van de Flierdt, T., Goldstein, S.L., Hemming, S.R., Roy, M., Frank, M. and Halliday, A.N. (2007): Global neodymium-hafnium isotope systematics - revisited.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 259, 432-441. (PDF - 754kb) 

Henderson, G.M., Anderson, R.F., Adkins, J., Andersson, P., Boyle, E.A., Cutter, G., de Baar, H., Eisenhauer, A., Frank, M., Francois, R., Orians, K., Gamo, T., German, C., Jenkins, W., Moffett, J., Jeandel, C., Jickells, T., Krishnaswami, S., Mackey, D., Measures, C.I., Moore, J.K., Oschlies, A., Pollard, R., Rutgers van der Loeff, M.M., Schlitzer, R., Sharma, M., von Damm, K., and Zhang, J. (2007): GEOTRACES – An international study of the global marine biogeochemical cycles of trace elements and their isotopes.- Chemie der Erde – Geochemistry 67, 85-131. (PDF - 4211kb) 


Haley, B.A., Frank, M., Spielhagen, R.F. and Eisenhauer, A. (2008): Influence of brine formation on Arctic Ocean circulation over the past 15 million years.- Nature Geoscience 1, 68-72. (PDF - 2333kb) 

Knudsen, M.F., Henderson, G.M., Frank, M., Mac Niocaill, C., and Kubik, P.W. (2008): In-phase anomalies in Beryllium-10 production and palaeomagentic field behaviour during the Iceland Basin geomagnetic excursion.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 265, 588-599. (PDF - 1442kb) 

Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Stirling, C.H., Keigwin, L.D. and Halliday, A.N. (2008): Tracing the Nd isotope evolution of North Atlantic Deep and Intermediate Waters in the western North Atlantic since the Last Glacial Maximum from Blake Ridge sediments.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 266, 61-77. (PDF - 793kb) 

Muiños, S.B., Frank, M., Maden, C., Hein., J.R., van de Flierdt, T., Lebreiro, S.M., Gaspar, L., Monteiro, J.H. and Halliday, A.N. (2008): New constraints on the Pb and Nd isotopic evolution of NE Atlantic water masses.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems. 9, Q02007, doi:10.1029/2007GC001766. (PDF - 595kb) 

Frank, M., Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Moran, K., O’Regan, M., King, J., Haley, B.A., Kubik, P.W. Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2008): Beryllium isotopes in central Arctic Ocean sediments over the past 12.3 million years: Stratigraphic and paleoclimatic implications.- Paleoceanography 23, PA1S02, doi:10.1029/2007PA001478. (PDF - 537kb) 

Backman, J., Jakobsson, M., Frank, M., Sangiorgi, F., Brinkhuis, H., Stickley, C., O’Regan, M., Løvlie, R., Pälicke, H. Spofforth, D., Gattacecca, J., Moran, K., King, J. and Heil, C. (2008): Age model and core-seismic intergration for the Cenozoic Arctic Coring Expedition sediments from the Lomonosov Ridge.- Paleoceanography 23, PA1S03, doi:10.1029/2007PA001476. (PDF - 6459kb) 

Haley, B.A., Frank, M., Spielhagen, R.F., and Fietzke, J. (2008): Radiogenic isotope record of Arctic Ocean circulation and weathering inputs of the past 15 million years.- Paleoceanography 23, PA1S13, doi:10.1029/2007PA001486. (PDF - 3430kb) 

Andersson, P.S., Porcelli, D., Frank, M., Björk, G., Dahlqvist, R. and Gustafsson, Ö. (2008): Neodymium isotopes in seawater from the Barents Sea and Fram Strait Arctic-Atlantic gateways.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 72, 2854-2867. (PDF - 1206kb) 

Delacour, A., Früh-Green, G.L., Frank, M., Gutjahr, M., and Kelley, D.S. (2008): Sr- and Nd-isotope geochemistry of the Atlantis Massif (30°N, MAR): Implications for fluid fluxes and lithospheric heterogeneity.- Chem. Geol. 254, 19-35. (PDF - 2061kb) 

Klemm, V., Frank, M., Levasseur, S., Halliday, A.N., and Hein, J.R. (2008): Seawater osmium isotope evidence for a middle Miocene flood basalt event in ferromanganese crust records.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 273, 175-183. (PDF - 710kb) 

Peytcheva, I., von Quadt, A., Georgiev, N., Ivanov, Zh., Heinrich, C.A., and Frank, M. (2008): Combining trace-element compositions, U-Pb geochronology and Hf isotopes in zircons to unravel complex calcalkaline magma chambers in the Upper Cretaceous Srednogorie Zone (Bulgaria).- Lithos 104, 405-427. (PDF - 2832kb) 

Reynolds, B.C., Frank, M., and Halliday, A.N. (2008): Evidence for a major change in silicon cycling in the Subarctic North Pacific at 2.73 Ma.- Paleoceanography 23, PA4219, doi:10.1029/2007PA001563. (PDF - 447kb) 


Zimmermann, B., Porcelli, D., Frank, M., Rickli, J., Lee, D.-C., and Halliday, A.N. (2009): The hafnium isotope composition of Pacific Ocean water.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 91-101. (PDF - 572kb) 

Rickli, J., Frank, M., and Halliday A.N. (2009): The hafnium-neodymium isotope composition of Atlantic seawater.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 280, 118-127. (PDF - 855kb) 

Porcelli, D., Andersson, P.S., Baskaran, M., Frank, M., Björk, G., and Semiletov, I. (2009): The distribution of Nd isotopes in Arctic Ocean basins.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 2645-2659. (PDF - 1074kb) 

Peytcheva, I., von Quadt, A., Neubauer, F., Frank, M., Nedialkov, R., Heinrich, C.A. and Strashimirov, S. (2009): U-Pb dating, Hf isotope characteristics and trace-REE-patterns of zircons from Medet porphyry copper deposit, Bulgaria: Implications for timing, duration and sources of ore-bearing magmatism.- Miner. Petrol. 96, 19-41. (PDF - 958kb) 

Zimmermann, B., Porcelli, D., Frank, M., Andersson, P.S., Baskaran, M., Lee, D.-C., and Halliday, A.N. (2009): Hafnium isotopes in Arctic Ocean water.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 3218-3233. (PDF - 884kb) 

Sellén, E., Jakobsson, M., Frank, M. and Kubik, P.W. (2009): Pleistocene variations of beryllium isotopes in central Arctic Ocean sediment cores.- Global and Planetary Change 68, 38-47. (PDF - 760kb) 

Khélifi, N., Sarnthein, M., Andersen, N., Blanz, T., Frank, M., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Haley, B.A., Stumpf, R. and Weinelt, M. (2009): A major and long-term Pliocene intensification of the Mediterranean Outflow, 3.5-3.3 Ma ago.- Geology 37, 811-814. (PDF - 932kb) 

Frank, M., Porcelli, D., Andersson, P.S., Baskaran, M., Björk, G., Kubik, P.W., Hattendorf, B., and Günther, D. (2009): The dissolved beryllium isotope composition of the Arctic Ocean.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 73, 6114-6133. (PDF - 1617kb) 

Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Halliday, A.N., and Keigwin, L.D. (2009): Retreat of the Laurentide ice sheet tracked by the isotopic composition of Pb in western North Atlantic seawater during termination 1.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 286, 546-555. (PDF - 1431kb) 


Rickli, J., Frank, M., Baker, A.R., Aciego, S., de Souza G., Georg, R.B. and Halliday A.N. (2010): Hafnium and Nd isotopes in surface waters of the eastern Atlantic Ocean: Implications for sources and inputs of trace metals to the ocean.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 74, 540-557. (PDF - 1688kb) 

O'Regan, M., St. John, K., Moran, K., Backman, J., King, J., Haley, B.A., Jakobsson, M., Frank, M., Röhl, U. (2010): Plio-Pleistocene trends in ice rafted debris on the Lomonosov Ridge.- Quat. International 219, 168-176. (PDF - 1095kb) 

van de Flierdt, T. and Frank, M. (2010): Neodymium isotopes in paleoceanography, Editorial for special Theme: Case studies of Neodymium Isotopes in Paleoceanography.- Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2439-2441. (PDF - 105kb) 

Gutjahr, M., Hoogakker, B.A.A., Frank, M.. McCave, I.N. (2010): Changes in North Atlantic Deep Water strength and bottom water masses during Marine Isotope Stage 3 (45 to 35 ka BP).- Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2451-2461. (PDF - 1077kb) 

Stumpf, R., Frank, M., Haley, B.A., and Schönfeld, J. (2010): Late Quaternary variability of Mediterranean Outflow Water from radiogenic Nd and Pb isotopes.- Quaternary Science Reviews 29, 2462-2472. (PDF - 900kb) 


Frank, M. (2011): Chemical twins, separated.- Nature Geoscience 4, 220-221. (PDF - 160kb) 

 Chen, T.-Y., Ling, H.-F., Frank, M., Zhao, K.-D., and Jiang, S.-Y. (2011): Zircon effect alone insufficient to generate seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationships.- Geochem., Geophys., Geosys.12, Q05003, doi:10.1029/2010GC003363. (PDF - 837kb) 

 Frank, M. (2011): Geochemical proxies of ocean circulation and weathering inputs: Radiogenic isotopes of Nd, Pb, Sr, Hf, and Os.- IOP Conference Series: Earth and Environmental Science 14, 012001. (PDF - 830kb) 

Kindler, P., Godefroid, F., Chiaradia, M., Ehlert, C., Eisenhauer, A., Frank, M., Hasler, C.-A., and Samankassou, E. (2011): Discovery of Miocene to lower Pleistocene deposits on Mayaguana, Bahamas: evidence for recent active tectonism on the North American margin.- Geology 39, 523-526. (PDF - 705kb) 

Meister, P., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Bernasconi, S., Vasconcelos, C., and McKenzie, J.A. (2011): Dolomite formation within the methanogenic zone induced by tectonically-driven fluids in the Peru accretionary prism.- Geology 39, 563-566. (PDF - 715kb) 

 Ehlert, C.,Frank, M., Haley, B.A., Böniger, U., DeDeckker, P. and Gingele, F.X. (2011): Current transport versus continental inputs in the eastern Indian Ocean: Radiogenic isotope signatures of clay-size sediments.- Geochem., Geophys., Geosys. 12, Q06017, doi:10.1029/2011GC003544. (PDF - 9671kb) 

 Weldeab, S, Frank, M., Stichel, T., Haley, B.A., and Sangen, M. (2011): Spatio-temporal evolution of West African monsoon during the last deglaciation.- Geophysical Research Letters 38, L13703, doi:10.1029/2011GL047805. (PDF - 478kb) 

 Stumpf, R., Frank, M., Schönfeld, J., and Haley, B.A. (2011): Climatically driven changes in sediment supply on the SW Iberian shelf since the Last Glacial Maximum.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 312, 80-90. (PDF - 1284kb) 

 Uenzelmann-Neben, G., Watkeys, M.K., Kretzinger, W., Frank, M., and Heuer, L. (2011): Palaeoceanographic interpretation of a seismic profile from the southern Mozambique Ridge, southwestern Indian Ocean.-  South African Journal of Geology114, 449-458. (PDF - 14943kb)

Publications since 2012:


Zhang, Z., Zhou, L., Chen, X.G., Achterberg, E., Yu,Y., Hathorne, E., Steiner, Z., Siebert, C. and Frank, M. (2024): Introduction of isotopically light barium from the Rainbow hydrothermal system into the deep Atlantic Ocean.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 625, 118476

Wang, C., Frick, D., von Blanckenburg, F., Frank, M., Lian, E., Yang, S. and Wittmann, H. (2024): Simultaneous preconcentration of 9Be and cosmogenic 10Be for determination of the 10Be/9Be ratio in (coastal) seawater.- Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 22, 14-24.


Filippova, A., Frank, M., Kienast, M., Gutjahr, M., Hathorne, E.C. and Hillaire-Marcel, C. (2023): Seawater and detrital carbonate Nd isotope records reflect pulses of detrital material supply to the Labrador Sea during the Heinrich Stadials.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology38, e2022PA004470,

Scholz, F., Cheng, J., Zhang, Z., Vosteen, P., Siebert, C. and Frank, M. (2023): Benthic-pelagic coupling and isotopic fractionation of barium in Kiel Bight, SW Baltic Sea.- Frontiers in Marine Science, 10:1101095,doi: 10.3389/fmars.2023.1101095.

Dummann, W., Hofmann, P., Herrle, J., Frank, M. and Wagner, T. (2023): The early opening of the Equatorial Atlantic Gateway and the evolution of Cretaceous peak warming.- Geology51, 476-480.

Zhang, Z., Yu, Y., Hathorne, E.C., Vieira, L.H., Grasse, P., Siebert, C., Rahlf, P. and Frank, M. (2023): Decoupling of barium and silicon at the Congo River-dominated Southeast Atlantic margin: Insights from combined barium and silicon isotopes.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles37, e2022GB007610,

Cao, Z., Rao, X, Li, Y., Hong, Q., Wei, L., Yu, Y., Ehlert, C., Liu, B., Siebert, C., Hathorne, E., Zhang, Z., Scholz, F., Kasten, S., and Frank, M. (2023): Stable barium isotope fractionation in pore waters of estuarine sediments.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems24, e2023GC010907.

Xu, A., Hathorne, E., Laukert G. and Frank, M. (2023): Overlooked riverine contributions of dissolved neodymium and hafnium to the Amazon estuary and oceans.- Nature Communications14, 4156,


Pöppelmeier, F., Lippold, J., Blaser, P., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M. and Stocker, T.F., (2022): Neodymium isotopes as a paleo-water mass tracer: A model-data reassessment.- Quaternary Science Reviews 279, 107404.

Montagna, P., Colin, C., Frank, M., Störling, T., Tanhua, T., Rijkenberg, M.J.A., Taviani, M., Schroeder, K., Chiggiato, J., Gao, G., Dapoigny, A. and Goldstein, S.L. (2022): Dissolved neodymium isotopes in the Mediterranean Sea.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 322, 143-169.

Laukert, G., Peeken, I., Bauch, D., Krumpen, T., Hathorne, E.C., Werner, K., Gutjahr, M., and Frank, M. (2022): Neodymium isotopes trace marine provenance of Arctic sea ice.- Geochemical Perspectives Letters 22, 10–15.

Yu, Y., Hathorne, E.C., Siebert, C., Felis, T., Rajendran, C.P., and Frank, M. (2022): Monthly resolved coral barium isotopes record increased riverine inputs during the South Asian Summer Monsoon.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 329, 152-167.

Laukert, G., Grasse, P., Novikhin, A., Povazhnyi, V., Doering, K., Hölemann, J., Janout, M., Bauch, D., Kassens, H. and Frank, M. (2022): Nutrient and Silicon Isotope Dynamics in the Laptev Sea and Implications for Nutrient Availability in the Transpolar Drift.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles 36, e2022GB007316.

Vosteen, P., Spiegel, T., Gledhill, M., Frank, M., Zabel, M. and Scholz, F. (2022): The fate of sedimentary reactive iron at the land-ocean interface: A case study from the Amazon Shelf.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 23, e2022GC010543.

Yu, Y., Xie, R.C., Gutjahr, M., Laukert, G., Cao, Z., Hathorne, E., Siebert, C., Patton, G. and Frank, M. (2022): High latitude controls on dissolved barium isotope distributions in the global ocean.- Geochemical Perspectives Letters 24, 22-26,


Rahlf, P., Laukert, G., Hathorne, E.C., Vieira, L.H., and Frank, M. (2021): Dissolved neodymium and hafnium isotopes and rare earth elements in the Congo River Plume: Tracing and quantifying continental inputs into the southeast Atlantic.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 294, 192-214.

Chakraborty, S., Chakraborty, P., Hathorne, E., Sarkar, A., Linsy, P., Frank, M., and Nagender Nath, B. (2021): Evidence for increasing anthropogenic Pb concentrations in Indian shelf sediments during the last century.- Science of the Total Environment 760, 143833.

Blanchet, C.L., Osborne, A.H., Tjallingii, R., Ehrmann, W., Friedrich, T., Timmermann, A., Brückmann, W., and Frank, M. (2021): Drivers of river reactivation in North Africa during the last glacial cycle.- Nature Geoscience 14, 97-103.

Fuhr, M., Laukert, G., Yu, Y., Nürnberg, D., and Frank, M. (2021): Tracing water mass mixing from the Equatorial to the North Pacific Ocean with dissolved neodymium isotopes and concentrations.- Frontiers in Marine Science 7:603761, doi:10.3389/fmars.2020.603761.

Bretschneider, L., Hathorne, E.C., Huang, H., Lübbers, J., Kochhann, K.G.D., Holbourn, A., Kuhnt, W., Thiede, R., Gebregiorgis, D., Giosan, L., and Frank, M. (2021): Provenance and weathering of clays delivered to the Bay of Bengeal during the middle Miocene: Linkages to tectonics and monsoonal climate.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 36, e2020PA003917, doi:10.1029/2020PA003917.

Ali, S., Hathorne, E.C., and Frank, M. (2021): Persistent provenance of South Asian Monsoon induced silicate weathering over the past 27 million years.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 36, e2020PA003909, doi:10.1029/2020PA003909.

Patton, G.M., Francois, R., Weis, D., Hathorne, E., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., and Gordon, K. (2021): An experimental investigation of the acquisition of Nd by authigenic phases of marine sediments.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 301, 1-29.

Blanchet, C.L., Tjallingii, R., Schleicher, A.M., Schouten, S., Frank, M., and Brauer, A. (2021): Deoxygenation dynamics above the western Nile deep-sea fan during sapropel S1 at seasonal to millennial time-scales.- Climate of the Past 17, 1025-1050.

Doering, K., Ehlert, C., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., Schneider, R., and Grasse, P. (2021): Silicon isotope signatures of radiolaria reveal taxon-specific differences in isotope fractionation.- Frontiers in Marine Science 8:666896, doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.666896.

Grasse, P., Haynert, K., Doering, K., Geilert, S., Jones, J.L., Brzezinski, M., and Frank, M. (2021): Controls on the silicon isotope composition of diatoms in the Peruvian Upwelling, Frontiers in Marine Science 8: 697400, doi:10.3389/fmars.2021.697400.

Bretschneider, L., Hathorne, E.C., Bolton, C.T., Gebregiorgis, D., Giosan, L., Gray, E., Huang, H., Holbourn, A., Kuhnt, W., and Frank, M. (2021): Enhanced late Miocene chemical weathering and altered precipitation patterns in the watersheds of the Bay of Bengal recorded by detrital clay radiogenic isotopes.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 36, e2021PA004252, doi:10.1029/2021PA004252.

Cao, Z., Rao, X, Yu, Y., Siebert, C., Hathorne, E., Liu, B., Wang, G., Lian, E., Wang, Z., Zhang, R., Gao, L., Wie, G., Yang, S., Dai, M., and Frank, M. (2021): Stable barium isotope dynamics during estuarine mixing.- Geophysical Research Letters 48, e2021GL095680, doi:10.1029/2021GL095680.

Eroglu, S., Scholz, F., Salvatteci, R., Siebert, C., Schneider, R. and Frank, M. (2021): The impact of postdepositional alteration on iron- and molybdenum-based redox proxies.- Geology 49, 1411-1415.


Dummann, W., Steinig, S., Hofmann, P., Flögel S., Osborne, A., Frank, M., Herrle, J.O., Bretschneider, L., Sheward, R.M., and Wagner, T. (2020): The impact of Early Cretaceous gateway evolution on ocean circulation and organic carbon burial in the emerging South Atlantic and Southern Ocean basins.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 530, 115890.

Rahlf, P., Hathorne, E., Laukert, G., Gutjahr, M., Weldeab, S. and Frank, M. (2020): Tracing water mass mixing and continental inputs in the southeastern Atlantic Ocean with dissolved neodymium isotopes, Earth and Planetary Science Letters 530, 115944.

Hathorne, E.C., Frank, M., and Mohan, P.M. (2020): Rare earth elements in Andaman Island surface seawater: Geochemical tracers for the monsoon? - Frontiers in Marine Science 6:767, doi:10.3389/fmars.2019.00767.

Gebregiorgis, D., Giosan, L., Hathorne, E.C., Anand, P., Nilsson-Kerr, K., Plass, A., Lückge, A., Clemens, S.C., and Frank, M. (2020): What can we learn from X‐ray fluorescence core scanning data? A paleo-monsoon case study.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 21, e2019GC008414, doi:10.1029/2019GC008414.

Eroglu, S., Scholz, F., Frank, M., Siebert, C. (2020): Influence of particulate versus diffusive molybdenum supply  mechanisms on the molybdenum isotope composition of continental margin  sediments.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 273, 51-69.   

Zhang, Z., Cao, Z., Grasse, P., Dai, M., Gao, L., Kuhnert, H., Gledhill, M., Chiessi, C.M., Doering, K., and Frank, M. (2020): Dissolved silicon isotope dynamics in large river estuaries.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 273, 367-382.

Gebregiorgis, D., Clemens, S., Hathorne, E., Giosan, L., Thirumalai, K., and Frank, M. (2020): A brief commentary on the interpretation of Chinese speleothem δ18O records as summer monsoon intensity tracers.- Quaternary 3, 7, doi:10.3390/quat3010007.

Geilert, S., Grasse, P., Doering, K., Wallmann, K., Ehlert, C., Scholz, F., Frank, M., Schmidt, M., and Hensen, C. (2020): Impact of ambient conditions on the Si isotope fractionation in marine pore fluids during early diagenesis.- Biogeosciences 17, 1745–1763.

Blaser, P., Gutjahr, M., Pöppelmeier, F., Frank, M., Kaboth-Bahr, S., and Lippold, J. (2020): Labrador Sea bottom water provenance and REE exchange over the past 35,000 years.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 542, 116299.

Yu, Y., Siebert, C., Fietzke, J., Goepfert, T., Hathorne, E., Cao, Z., and Frank, M. (2020): The impact of MC-ICP-MS plasma conditions on the accuracy and precision of stable isotope measurements evaluated for barium isotopes.- Chemical Geology 549, 110697.

Dausmann, V., Frank, M. and Zieringer, M. (2020): Water mass mixing versus local weathering inputs along the Bay of Biscay: Evidence from dissolved hafnium and neodymium isotopes.- Marine Chemistry 224, 1034844.

Nasemann, P., Janssen, D.J., Rickli, J., Grasse, P., Frank, M., and Jaccard, S.L. (2020): Chromium reduction and associated stable isotope fractionation restricted to anoxic shelf waters in the Peruvian Oxygen Minimum Zone.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 285, 207-224.

Pöppelmeier, F., Blaser, P., Gutjahr, M., Jaccard, S.L., Frank, M., Max, L., and Lippold, J. (2020): Northern Sourced Water dominated the Atlantic Ocean during the Last Glacial Maximum.- Geology 48, 826-829.

Cao, Z., Li, Y., Rao, X., Yu, Y., Hathorne, E., Siebert, C., Dai, M., and Frank, M. (2020): Constraining barium isotope fractionation in the upper water column of the South China Sea.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 288, 120-137. 


Blaser, P., Pöppelmeier, F., Schulz, H., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Lippold, J., Heinrich, H., Link; J.M., Hoffmann, J., Szidat, S. and Frank, N. (2019): The resilience and sensitivity of Northeast Atlantic deep water ɛNd to overprinting by detrital fluxes over the past 30,000 years.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 245, 79-97.

Dausmann, V., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Kouzmanov, K., and Schaltegger, U. (2019): Experimental evidence for a mineral-controlled release of radiogenic Nd, Hf and Pb isotopes from granitic rocks during progressive chemical weathering.- Chemical Geology 507, 64-84.

Xie, R.C., Rehkämper, M., Grasse, P., van de Flierdt, T, Frank, M., and Xue, Z. (2019): Isotopic evidence for complex biogeochemical cycling of Cd in the eastern tropical South Pacific.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 512, 134-146.

Jiang, F., Xiong, Z., Frank, M., Yin, X., and Li, A. (2019): The evolution and control of detrital sediment provenance in the middle and northern Okinawa Trough since the last deglaciation: evidence from Sr and Nd isotopes.- Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 522, 1-11.

Struve, T., Roberts, N.L., Frank, M., Piotrowski, A.M., Spielhagen, R.F., Teschner, C, and Bauch, H. (2019):  Ice-sheet driven weathering input and water mass mixing in the Nordic Seas during the last 25,000 years.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 514, 108-118.

Zieringer, M., Frank, M., Stumpf, R, and Hathorne, E.C. (2019): The distribution of neodymium isotopes and concentrations in the eastern tropical North Atlantic.- Chemical Geology 511, 265-278.

Morrison, R., Waldner, A., Hathorne, E.C., Rahlf, P., Zieringer, M, Montagna, P., Colin, C.,  Frank, N., and Frank, M. (2019): Limited influence of basalt weathering inputs on the seawater neodymium isotope composition of the northern Iceland Basin.- Chemical Geology 511, 358-370.

Xie, R.C., Galer, S.J.G., Abouchami, W., and Frank, M. (2019): Limited impact of eolian and riverine sources to the biogeochemical cycling of Cd in the Tropical Atlantic.- Chemical Geology 511, 371-379.

Laukert, G., Makhotin, M., Petrova, M., Frank, M., Hathorne, E.C., Bauch, D., Böning, P., and Kassens H. (2019): Water mass transformation in the Barents Sea inferred from radiogenic neodymium isotopes, rare earth elements and stable oxygen isotopes.- Chemical Geology 511, 416-430.

Doering, K., Ehlert, C., Martinez, P., Frank, M., and Schneider, R. (2019): Latitudinal variations in δ30Si and δ15N signatures along the Peruvian shelf: quantifying the effects of nutrient utilization versus denitrification over the past 600 years.- Biogeosciences 16, 2163-2180.

Bialik, O., Frank, M., Betzler, C., Zammit, R., and Waldmann, N.D. (2019): Two-step closure of the Miocene Indian Ocean Gateway to the Mediterranean.- Scientific Reports 9:8842, DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-45308-7.

Sarkar, S., Basak, C., Frank, M., Berndt, C., Huuse, M., Badhani, S. and Bialas, J. (2019): The Late Eocene onset of the Proto-Antarctic Circumpolar Current.- Scientific Reports 9: 10125, DOI:10.1038/s41598-019-46253-1.

Kirillova, V., Osborne, A.H., Störling, T., and Frank, M. (2019): Miocene restriction of the Pacific-North Atlantic throughflow strengthened Atlantic overturning circulation.- Nature Communications, 10:4025, DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-12034-7.

Osborne, A.H., Hathorne, E.C., Böning, P., Groeneveld, J., Pahnke, K., and Frank, M. (2019): Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene variability of the REE and Nd isotope composition of Caribbean bottom water: A record of changes in sea level and terrestrial inputs during the final stages of Central American Seaway closure.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 34, 2067-2079.

Guinoiseau, D., Galer, S.J.G., Abouchami, W., Frank, M., Achterberg, E.P. and Haug, G.H. (2019): Importance of cadmium sulfides for biogeochemical cycling of Cd and its isotopes in Oxygen Deficient Zones – A case study of the Angola Basin.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles 33, 1746-1763.


Sarnthein, M., Grunert, P., Khélifi, N., Frank, M., and Nürnberg, D. (2018): Interhemispheric teleconnections – Late Pliocene change in Mediterranean Outflow Water linked to changes in Indonesian Throughflow and Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, a review and update.- International Journal of Earth Sciences 107, 505-515.

Molina-Kescher, M., Hathorne, E.C., Osborne, A.H., Behrens, M.K., Kölling, M., Pahnke, K., and Frank, M. (2018): The influence of basaltic islands on the oceanic REE distribution: A case study from the tropical South Pacific.- Frontiers in Marine Science 5:50, doi: 10.3389/fmars.2018.00050. 

Schlitzer, R., et al. (2018): The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2017.- Chemical Geology 493, 210-223.

Kessarkar, P.M., Naqvi, S.W.A., Thamban, M., Fernandes, L.L., Siebert, C., Rao, P., Kawahata, H., Ittekkot, V., and Frank, M. (2018): Variations in denitrification and ventilation within the Arabian Sea oxygen minimum zone during the Holocene.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 19, 2179-2193.

Schlosser, C., Streu, P., Frank, M., Lavik, G., Croot, P.L., Dengler, M., and Achterberg, E.P. (2018): H2S events in the Peruvian oxygen minimum zone facilitate enhanced dissolved Fe concentrations.- Scientific Reports, 8:12642, DOI:10.1038/s41598-018-30580-w.

Xiong, Z.,  Li, T., Chang, F., Algeo, T., Clift, P.D., Bretschneider, L., Lu , Z., Zhu, X., Frank, M., Sauer, P.E., Jiang, F., Wan, S., Zhang, X., Chen, S., and Huang, J. (2018): Rapid precipitation changes in the tropical West Pacific linked to North Atlantic climate forcing during the last deglaciation.- Quaternary Science Reviews 197, 288-306.

Gebregiorgis, D., Hathorne, E., Giosan, L., Clemens, S., Nürnberg, D., and Frank, M. (2018): Southern Hemisphere forcing of South Asian monsoon precipitation over the past ~1 million years.- Nature Communications 9:4702, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07076-2. 

Batenburg, S., Voigt, S., Friedrich, O., Osborne A., Bornemann, A., Klein, T., Pérez-Díaz, L., and Frank, M. (2018): Major intensification of Atlantic overturning circulation at the onset of Paleogene greenhouse warmth.- Nature Communications 9:4954, DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-07457-7.

Poggemann, D.W., Nürnberg, D., Hathorne, E.C., Frank, M., Rath, W., Reißig, S., and Bahr, A. (2018): Deglacial heat uptake by the Southern Ocean and rapid northward redistribution via Antarctic Intermediate Water.- Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology 33, 1292–1305.


Filippova, A., Frank, M., Kienast, M., Rickli, J., Hathorne, E., Yashayaev, I.M., and Böning, P. (2017): Water mass circulation and weathering inputs in the Labrador Sea based on coupled Hf-Nd isotope compositions and rare earth element distributions.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 199, 164-184. (PDF - 4517kb)

Laukert, G., Frank, M., Bauch, D., Hathorne, E.C., Rabe, B., von Appen, W.J., Wegner, C., Zieringer, M., and Kassens, H. (2017): Ocean circulation and freshwater pathways in the Arctic Mediterranean based on a combined Nd isotope, REE and oxygen isotope  section across Fram Strait.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 202, 185-309. (PDF - 5935kb)

Poggemann, D.W., Hathorne, E.C., Nürnberg, D., Frank, M., Bruhn, I., Reißig, S., and Bahr, A. (2017): Rapid deglacial injection of nutrients into the Atlantic via Antarctic Intermediate Water.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 463, 118-126. (PDF - 2097kb)

Grasse, P., Brzezinski, M.A., Cardinal, D., de Souza, G.F., Andersson, P., Closset, I., Cao, Z., Dai, M., Ehlert, C., Estrade, N., Francois, R., Frank, M., Jiang, G., Jones, J.L., Kooijman, E., Liu, Q., Lu, D., Pahnke, K., Ponzevera, E., Schmitt, M.,  Sun, X., Sutton, J.N., Thil, F., Weis, D., Wetzel, F., Zhang, A., Zhang, J. and Zhang, Z. (2017): GEOTRACES-intercalibration of the stable silicon isotope composition of dissolved silicic acid in seawater.- Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry 32, 562-578.
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Dausmann, V., Frank., M., Gutjahr, M., and Rickli, J. (2017): Glacial reduction of AMOC strength and long term transition in weathering inputs into the Southern Ocean since the Mid Miocene: Evidence from radiogenic Nd and Hf isotopes.- Paleoceanography 32, 265-283. (PDF - 2095kb)

Osborne, A.H., Hathorne, E.C., Schijf, J., Plancherel, Y., Böning, P., and Frank, M. (2017): The potential of sedimentary foraminiferal Rare Earth Element patterns to trace water masses in the past.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 18, 1550-1568. (PDF - 3288kb)

Scholz, F., Siebert, C., Dale, A., and Frank, M. (2017): Intense molybdenum accumulation in sediments underneath a nitrogenous water column and implications for the reconstruction of paleo-redox conditions based on molybdenum isotopes.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 213, 400-417. (PDF - 1719kb)

Grasse, P., Bosse, L., Hathorne, E.C., Böning, P., Pahnke, K., and Frank, M. (2017): Short-term variability of dissolved Rare Earth Elements and neodymium isotopes in the entire water column of the Panama Basin.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 475, 242-253.

Laukert, G., Frank, M., Bauch, D., Hathorne, E.C., Gutjahr, M., Janout, M., and Hölemann, J. (2017):  Transport and transformation of riverine neodymium isotope and rare earth element signatures in high latitude estuaries: A case study from the Laptev Sea.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 477, 205-217.

Laukert, G., Frank, M., Hathorne, E.C., Krumpen, T., Rabe, B., Bauch, D., Werner, K., Peeken, I., and Kassens, H. (2017):  Pathways of Siberian freshwater and sea ice in the Arctic Ocean traced with radiogenic neodymium isotopes and rare earth elements.- Polarforschung 87, 3-13.


Cao, Z., Siebert, C., Hathorne, E., Dai, M., and Frank, M. (2016): Constraining the oceanic barium cycle with stable barium isotopes.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 434, 1-9. (PDF - 958kb)

Doering, K., Ehlert, C., Grasse, P., Crosta, X., Fleury, S., Frank, M., and Schneider, R. (2016): Differences between mono-generic and mixed diatom silicon isotope compositions trace present and past nutrient utilisation off Peru.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 177, 30-47.  (PDF - 1732kb)

Voigt, J., Hathorne, E., Frank, M., and Holbourn, A. (2016): Minimal influence of recrystallization on Middle Miocene benthic foraminiferal stable isotope stratigraphy in the eastern equatorial Pacific.- Paleoceanography 31, 98-114. (PDF - 6741kb)

van der Lubbe, J.J.L., Frank, M., Tjalingii, R., and Schneider, R.R. (2016): Neodymium isotope constraints on provenance, dispersal and supply of Zambezi sediments along the Mozambique margin during the past ~45,000 years.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17, 181-198. (PDF - 3749kb)

Gebregiorgis, D., Hathorne , E.C., Sijinkumar, A.V.,  Nath, B.N., Nürnberg, D., and Frank, M. (2016): South Asian Summer Monsoon variability during the last ~54kyrs inferred from surface water salinity and river run off proxies.- Quaternary Science Reviews.- Quaternary Science Reviews 138, 6-15. (PDF - 6084kb)

Abbott, A.N., Tripati, A., Haley, B.A., Frank, M. (2016): Constraints on ocean circulation at the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum from neodymium isotopes.- Climate of the Past 12, 837-847. (PDF - 1265kb)

Filippova, A., Kienast, M., Frank, M., and Schneider, R.R. (2016): Alkenone paleothermometry in the North Atlantic: A review and synthesis of surface sediment data and calibrations.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 17, 1370-1382. (PDF - 3453kb)  

Teschner, C., Frank, M., Haley, B.A., and Knies, J. (2016): Plio-Pleistocene evolution of water mass exchange and erosional input at the Atlantic-Arctic gateway.- Paleoceanography 31, 582-599. (PDF - 2726kb)

Blaser, P., Lippold, J., Gutjahr, M., Frank, N., Link, J.M., and Frank, M. (2016): Extracting foraminiferal seawater Nd isotope signatures with bulk sediment leaches.- Chemical Geology 439, 289-304. (PDF - 3233kb)

Molina-Kescher, M., Frank, M., Tapia, R., Ronge, T.A., Nürnberg, D., and Tiedemann, R. (2016): Reduced admixture of North Atlantic Deep Water to the deep central South Pacific during the last two glacial periods.- Paleoceanography 31, 651-668. (PDF - 1441kb)

Höfig, T., Hoernle, K., Hauff, F., and Frank, M. (2016): Hydrothermal versus active margin sediment supply to the eastern equatorial Pacific over the past 23 million years traced by radiogenic Pb isotopes: Paleoceanographic and paleoclimatic implications.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 190, 213-238. (PDF - 1484kb)

Ehlert, C., Doering, K., Wallmann, K., Scholz, F., Sommer, S., Grasse, P., Geilert, S. and Frank, M. (2016): Stable silicon isotope signatures of marine pore waters – biogenic opal dissolution versus authigenic clay mineral formation.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 191, 102-117. (PDF - 845kb)

Zheng, X, Li, A., Kao, S., Gong, X., Frank, M., Kuhn, G., Cai, W., Yan, H., Wan, S., Zhang, H., Jiang, F., Hathorne, E., Chen, Z., and Hu, B. (2016): Synchronicity of Kuroshio Current and climate system variability since the Last Glacial Maximum.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 452, 247-257. (PDF - 2419kb)

Grasse, P., Ryabenko, E., Ehlert, C., Altabet, M.A., and Frank, M. (2016): Silicon and nitrogen cycling in the upwelling area off Peru: A dual isotope approach.- Limnology and Oceanography 61, 1661-1676. (PDF - 1012kb)

Hellmer, H., Rhein, M., Heinemann, G., AbalichinJ., Abouchami, W., Baars, O., Cubasch, U., Dethloff, K., Ebner, L., Fahrbach, E., Frank, M., Gollan, G., Greatbatch, R., Grieger, J., Gryanik, V., Gryschka, M., Hauck, J., Hoppema, M., Huhn, O., Kanzow, T., Koch, B., König-Langlo, G., Langematz, U., Leckebusch, G., Lüpkes, C., Paul, S., Rinke, A., Rost, B., Rutgers van der Loeff, M., Schröder, M., Seckmeyer, G., Stichel, T., Strass, V., Timmermann, R., Trimborn, S., Ulbrich, U., Venchiarutti, C.,  Wacker, U.,Willmes, S. and Wolf-Gladrow, D. (2016): Meteorology and Oceanography of the Atlantic Sector of the Southern Ocean - A Review of Recent Achievements.- Ocean Dynamics 66, 1379-1413. (PDF - 9256kb)

Doering, K., Erdem, Z., Ehlert, C., Fleury, S., Frank, M., and Schneider, R. (2016): Changes in diatom productivity and upwelling intensity off Peru since the Last Glacial Maximum: Response to basin-scale atmospheric and oceanic forcing.- Paleoceanography. (PDF - 6505kb)


Böhm, E., Lippold, J., Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Blaser, P., Antz, B, Fohlmeister, J., Frank, N., Andersen, M., and Deininger, M. (2015): Strong and deep Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation during the last glacial cycle.- Nature 517, 73-76. (PDF - 2468kb)

Voigt, J., Hathorne, E., Frank, M., Vollstaedt, H. and Eisenhauer, A. (2015): Variability of carbonate diagenesis in equatorial Pacific sediments deduced from radiogenic and stable Sr isotopes.- Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta 148, 360-377. (PDF - 1366kb)

Ehlert, C., Grasse, P., Gutiérrez, D., Salvatteci, R., and Frank, M. (2015): Nutrient utilisation and weathering inputs in the Peruvian upwelling region since the Little Ice Age.- Climate of the Past 11, 187-202. (PDF - 794kb)

Stumpf, R., Kraft, S., Frank, M., Haley B.A., Holbourn, A. and Kuhnt, W. (2015): Persistently strong Indonesian Throughflow during Marine Isotope Stage 3: Evidence from radiogenic isotopes.- Quaternary Science Reviews 112, 197-206. (PDF - 1617kb)

Schönfeld, J., Kuhnt, W., Erdem, Z., Flögel, S., Glock, N., Aquit, M., Frank, M., and Holbourn, A. (2015): Records of past mid-depth ventilation: Cretaceous Ocean Anoxic Event 2 vs. Recent oxygen minimum zones.- Biogeosciences 12, 1169-1189. (PDF - 3084kb)

Ali, S., Hathorne, E., Frank, M., Gebregiorgis, D., Stattegger, K., Stumpf, R., Kutterolf, S., Johnson, J.E., and Giosan, L. (2015): South Asian monsoon history over the past 60 kyr recorded by radiogenic isotopes and clay mineral assemblages in the Andaman Sea.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 16, 505-521. (PDF - 1247kb)

Dausmann, V., Frank, M., Siebert, C., Christl, M., and Hein, J.R. (2015): The evolution of climatically driven weathering inputs into the western Arctic Ocean since the late Miocene: Radiogenic isotope evidence.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 111-124. (PDF - 2121kb)

Basak, C., Pahnke, K., Frank, M., Lamy, F., and Gersonde, R. (2015): Neodymium isotope characterization of Ross Sea Bottom Water and its advection through the southern South Pacific.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 419, 211-221. (PDF - 5311kb)

Xiong, Z., Li ,T., Algeo, T., Doering, K., Frank, M., Brzezinski, M., Chang, F., Opfergelt, S., Crosta, X., Jiang, F., Wan, S., and Zhai, B. (2015): The silicon isotope composition of Ethmodiscus rex laminated diatom mats from the tropical West Pacific: Implications for silicate cycling during the Last Glacial Maximum.- Paleoceanography 30, 803-823. (PDF - 5289kb)

Cao, Z., Frank, M., and Dai, M. (2015): Dissolved silicon isotopic compositions in the East China Sea: Water mass mixing versus biological fractionation.- Limnology and Oceanography 60, 1619-1633. (PDF - 537kb)

The GEOTRACES Group (2015): The GEOTRACES Intermediate Data Product 2014.- Marine Chemistry 177, 1-8. (PDF - 1396kb)

Hathorne, E., Stichel, T., Brück, B., and Frank, M. (2015): Rare earth element distribution in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean: The balance between particle scavenging and vertical supply.- Marine Chemistry 177, 157-171. (PDF - 1886kb)

Osborne, A., Haley, B.A., Hathorne, E., Plancherel, Y., and Frank, M. (2015): Rare Earth Element distribution in Caribbean seawater: Continental inputs versus lateral transport of distinct REE compositions in subsurface water masses.- Marine Chemistry 177, 172-183. (PDF - 2251kb)


Ali, S., Stattegger, K., Garbe-Schönberg, D., Frank, M., Kraft, S., and Kuhnt, W. (2014): The provenance of Cretaceous to Quaternary sediments in the Tarfaya basin, SW Morocco: evidence from trace element geochemistry and radiogenic Nd-Sr isotopes.- Journal of African Earth Sciences 90, 64-76. (PDF - 4579kb)

Haley, B.A., Frank, M., Hathorne, E.A. and Pisias, N. (2014): Biogeochemical implications from dissolved Rare Earth Element and Nd isotope distributions in the Gulf of Alaska.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 126, 455-474. (PDF - 3627kb)

Molina-Kescher, M., Frank, M., and Hathorne, E. (2014): South Pacific dissolved Nd isotope compositions and rare earth element distributions: Water mass mixing versus biogeochemical cycling.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 127, 171-189. (PDF - 3254kb)

Werner, K., Frank, M., Teschner, C., Müller, J., and Spielhagen, R.F. (2014): Neoglacial change in deep water exchange and increase of sea-ice transport through eastern Fram Strait: Evidence from radiogenic isotopes.- Quaternary Science Reviews 92, 190-207. (PDF - 2460kb)

Gutjahr, M., Frank, M., Lippold, J. and Halliday A.N. (2014): Peak last glacial weathering conditions on the North American continent recorded by the authigenic Hf isotope composition of North Atlantic deep-sea sediments.- Quaternary Science Reviews 99, 97-111. (PDF - 3072kb)

Khélifi, N. and Frank, M. (2014): A major change in North Atlantic deep water circulation 1.6 million years ago.- Climate of the Past 10, 1441-1451. (PDF - 2182kb)

Osborne, A., Newkirk, D.R., Groeneveld, J., Martin, E.E., Tiedemann, R., and Frank, M. (2014): The seawater neodymium and lead isotope record of the final stages of Central American Seaway closure.- Paleoceanography 29, 715-729. (PDF - 1778kb)

Khélifi, N., Sarnthein, M., Frank, M., Andersen, N., and Garbe-Schönberg, D. (2014): Late Pliocene variations of the Mediterranean outflow.- Marine Geology 357, 182-194. (PDF - 4837kb)

Osborne, A.H., Haley, B.A., Hathorne, E.C., Flögel, S., and Frank, M. (2014): Neodymium isotopes and concentrations in Caribbean seawater: Tracing water mass mixing and continental input in a semi-enclosed basin. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 406, 174-186. (PDF - 1733kb)

Molina Kescher, M., Frank, M., and Hathorne, E.C. (2014): Nd and Sr isotope compositions of different phases of surface sediments in the South Pacific: extraction of seawater signatures, boundary exchange, and detrital/dust provenance.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 15, 3502–3520. (PDF - 1072kb)

Blanchet, C., Frank, M., and Schouten, S. (2014): Asynchronous changes in vegetation, runoff and erosion in the Nile River watershed during the Holocene.- PLoS ONE 9, e115958. (PDF - 1240kb)


Rickli, J., Frank, M., Stichel, T., Georg, R.B., Vance, D., and Halliday A.N. (2013): Controls on the incongruent release of hafnium during weathering of metamorphic and sedimentary catchments.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 101, 263-284. (PDF - 2847kb)

Lachner, J., Christl, M., Synal, H.-A., Frank M. and Jakobsson, M. (2013): Carrier free 10Be/9Be measurements with low-energy AMS: Determination of sedimentation rates in the Arctic Ocean.- Nucl. Instr. Meth. Phys. Res. B. 294, 67-71. (PDF - 340kb)

Muiños, S.B., Hein, J.R., Frank, M., Monteiro, J.H., Gaspar, L., Conrad, T., Garcia Pereira, H. and Abrantes, F. (2013): Deep-sea Fe-Mn crusts from the northeast Atlantic Ocean: Composition and resource considerations.- Marine Georesources & Geotechnology 31, 40-70. (PDF - 2025kb)

Blanchet, C.L., Tjallingii, R., Frank, M., Lorenzen, J., Reitz, A., Brown, K., Feseker, T., and Brückmann, W. (2013): High- and low-latitude forcing of the fluvial regime of the Nile during the Holocene inferred from high-resolution analyses of laminated sediments from the Nile deep-sea fan.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 364, 98-110. (PDF - 1555kb)

Holbourn, A., Kuhnt, W., Frank, M., and Haley, B.A. (2013): Changes in Pacific Ocean circulation following the Miocene onset of permanent Antarctic ice cover.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 365, 38-50. (PDF - 1801kb)

Chen, T.-Y, Li, G., Frank, M., and Ling, H.-F., Hu, R. (2013): Hafnium isotope fractionation during continental weathering: implications for the generation of the seawater Nd-Hf isotope relationship.- Geophysical Research Letters 40, 916–920. (pdf - 263kb)

Ehlert, C., Grasse, P., and Frank, M. (2013): Changes in silicate utilisation and upwelling intensity off Peru since the Last Glacial Maximum – insights from silicon and neodymium isotopes.- Quaternary Science Reviews 72, 18-35. (pdf - 1604kb)

Voigt, S., Jung, C., Friedrich, O., Frank, M., Teschner, C., and Hoffmann, J. (2013): Tectonically restricted deep-ocean circulation at the end of the Cretaceous greenhouse.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 369-370, 169-177. (pdf - 1363kb)

Chen, T.-Y, Ling, H.-F., Hu, R., Frank, M., and Jiang, S.J. (2013): Lead isotope provinciality of central North Pacific Deep Water over the Cenozoic.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14, 1523-1537. (pdf - 2010kb)

Jiang, F., Frank, M., Li, T., Chen, T.-Y., Xu, Z., and Li, A. (2013): Asian dust input in the western Philippine Sea: Evidence from radiogenic Sr and Nd isotopes.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 14, 1538-1551. (pdf - 1203kb)

Kraft, S., Frank, M., Hathorne, E.A. and Weldeab, S. (2013): Assessment of seawater Nd isotope signatures extracted from planktonic foraminiferal shells and authigenic phases of Gulf of Guinea sediments.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 121, 414-435. (pdf - 2427kb)

Grasse, P., Ehlert, C. and Frank, M. (2013): The influence of water mass mixing on the dissolved silicon isotope composition of the eastern Equatorial Pacific.- Earth and Planetary Science Letters 380, 60-71. (pdf - 3491kb)

Chen, T.-Y., Rempfer, J., Frank, M., Stumpf, R. and Molina-Kescher, M. (2013): Upper ocean vertical supply: a neglected primary factor controlling the distribution of neodymium concentrations of open ocean surface waters? Journal of Geophysical Research: Oceans 118, 3887-3894. (pdf - 3687kb)

Jung, C., Koch, M.C., Voigt, S., Friedrich, O. and Frank, M. (2013): Campanian-Maastrichtian ocean circulation in the tropical Pacific.- Paleoceanography 28, 562-573. (pdf - 1846kb)

Chen, T.-Y., Stumpf, R., Frank, M., Beldowski J. and Staubwasser, M. (2013): Contrasting geochemical cycling of hafnium and neodymium in the central Baltic Sea.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 123, 166-180. (pdf - 1477kb)

Sprenk, D., Weber, M.E., Kuhn, G., Rosén, P., Frank, M., Molina-Kescher, M., Liebetrau, V., and Röhling, H.G. (2013): Southern Ocean bioproductivity during the last glacial cycle – new detection method and decadal-scale insight from the Scotia Sea.- in Hambrey, M. J., Barker, P. F., Barrett, P. J., Bowman, V., Davies, B., Smellie, J. L. and Tranter, M. (eds.): Antarctic Palaeoenvironments and Earth-Surface Processes. Geological Society, London, Special Publications 381, 245-261. (pdf - 4842kb)

Stramma, L., Bange, H.W., Czeschel, R., Lorenzo, A. and Frank, M. (2013): On the role of mesoscale eddies for the biological productivity and biogeochemistry in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean off Peru.- Biogeosciences 10, 7293–7306. (pdf - 4096kb)


Stichel, T., Frank, M., Rickli, J., and Haley, B.A. (2012): The hafnium and neodymium isotope composition of seawater in the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 317-318, 282-294. (PDF - 2377kb)

Hathorne, E., Haley, B.A., Stichel, T., Grasse, P., Zieringer, M., and Frank, M. (2012): Online preconcentration ICP-MS analysis of Rare Earth Elements in seawater.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13, Q01020, doi:10.1029/2011GC003907. (PDF - 765kb)

van de Flierdt T., Pahnke, K., Amakawa, H., Andersson, P., Basak, C., Coles, B., Colin, C., Crocket, K., Frank, M., Frank, N., Goldstein, S.L., Goswami, V., Haley, B.A., Hathorne, E.C., Hemming, S.R., Henderson, G.M., Jeandel, C., Jones, K., Kreissig, K., Lacan, F., Lambelet, M., Martin, E.E., Newkirk, D.R., Obata, H., Pena, L., Piotrowski, A.M., Pradoux, C., Scher, H.D., Schöberg, H., Singh, S.K., Stichel, T., Tazoe, H., Vance, D., Yang, J. (2012): GEOTRACES intercalibration of neodymium isotopes and rare earth element concentrations in seawater and suspended particles – Part 1: reproducibility of results for the international intercomparison.- Limnology and Oceanography: Methods 10, 234-251. (PDF - 1104kb)

De Souza, G.F., Reynolds, B.C., Rickli, J., Frank, M., Saito, M., Gerringa, L.J.A., and Bourdon, B. (2012): Southern Ocean control of silicon stable isotope distribution in the deep Atlantic Ocean.- Global Biogeochemical Cycles 26, GB2035, doi:10.1029/2011GB004141. (PDF - 3704kb)

Stichel, T., Frank, M., Rickli, J., Hathorne, E.A., Haley, B.A., Jeandel, C., and Pradoux, C. (2012): Sources and input mechanisms of hafnium and neodymium in surface waters of the Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 94, 22-37. (PDF - 777kb)

Chen T.-Y, Frank, M., Haley, B.A., Gutjahr, M., and Spielhagen, R.F. (2012): Variations of north Atlantic inflow to the central Arctic Ocean over the last 14 million years inferred from hafnium and neodymium isotopes.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 353-354, 82-92. (PDF - 1136kb)

Etourneau, J., Ehlert, C., Frank, M., Martinez, P., and Schneider, R. (2012): Contribution of changes in opal productivity and nutrient distribution in the coastal upwelling systems to late Pliocene/early Pleistocene climate cooling.- Climate of the Past 8, 1435-1445. (PDF - 2220kb)

Grasse, P., Stichel, T., Stumpf, R., Stramma, L., and Frank, M. (2012): The distribution of neodymium isotopes and concentrations in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific: Water mass advection versus particle exchange.- Earth Planet. Sci. Lett. 353-354, 198-207.
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Cao, Z., Frank, M., Dai, M., Grasse, P., and Ehlert, C. (2012): Silicon isotope constraints on sources and utilization of silicic acid in the northern South China Sea.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 97, 88-104. (PDF - 1307kb)

Ehlert, C., Grasse, P., Mollier‐Vogel, E., Böschen, T., Franz, J., de Souza, G.F., Reynolds, B.C., Stramma, L. and Frank, M. (2012): Factors controlling the silicon isotope distribution in waters and surface sediments of the Peruvian coastal upwelling.- Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta 99, 128-145. (PDF - 1200kb)

Hein, J.R., Conrad, T.A., Frank, M., Christl, M. and Sager, W.W. (2012): Copper-nickel-rich, amalgamated ferromanganese crust-nodule deposits from Shatsky Rise, NW Pacific.- Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems 13, Q10022, doi:10.1029/2012GC004286. (PDF - 6057kb)

Altabet, M., Ryabenko, E., Stramma, L., Wallace, D., Frank, M., Grasse, P. and Lavik, G. (2012): An eddy-stimulated hotspot for fixed nitrogen-loss from the Peru Oxygen Minimum Zone.- Biogeosciences 9, 4897-4908. (PDF - 3612kb)