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  1. Eiler, J. M. (2007), “Clumped-isotope” geochemistry – The study of naturally-occurring, multiply-substituted isotopologues, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 262, 309-327. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2007.08.020
  2. Quade, J., C. Garzione, and J. Eiler (2007), Paleoelevation reconstruction using pedogenic carbonates, Rev. Mineral. Geochem., 66(53–87), doi: 10.2138/rmg.2007.66.3.

Theory and Methods

  1. Schmid, T. W. and S. M. Bernasconi (2010), An automated method for “clumped-isotope” measurements on small carbonate samples, Rapid Commun. Mass Spectrom., 24(14), 1955-1963. doi: 10.1002/rcm.4598
  2. Guo, W., J. L. Mosenfelder, W. A. Goddard III, and J. M. Eiler (2009), Isotopic fractionations associated with phosphoric acid digestion of carbonate minerals: Insights from first-principles theoretical modeling and clumped isotope measurements, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 73(24), 7203-7225. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2009.05.071
  3. Huntington, K. W., J. M. Eiler, H. P. Affek, W. Guo, M. Bonifacie, L. Y. Yeung, N. Thiagarajan, B. Passey, A. Tripati, M. Daëron, and R. Came (2009), Methods and limitations of 'clumped' CO2 isotope (Δ47) analysis by gas-source isotope ratio mass spectrometry, J. Mass. Spectrom., 44(9), 1318-1329. doi: 10.1002/jms.1614
  4. Ghosh, P., J. M. Eiler, S. E. Campana, and R. F. Feeney (2007), Calibration of the carbonate ‘clumped isotope’ paleothermometer for otoliths Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(11), 2736-2744. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.03.015
  5. Ghosh, P., J. Adkins, H. Affek, B. Balta, W. Guo, E. A. Schauble, D. Schrag, and J. M. Eiler (2006), 13C-18O bonds in carbonate materials: A new kind of paleothermometer, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70(6), 1439-1456. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2005.11.014
  6. Schauble, E. A., P. Ghosh, and J. M. Eiler (2006), Preferential formation of 13C–18O bonds in carbonate minerals, estimated using first-principles lattice dynamics Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70(10), 2510-2529. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2006.02.011
  7. Wang, Z., E. A. Schauble, and J. M. Eiler (2004), Equilibrium thermodynamics of multiply substituted isotopologues of molecular gases, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68(23), 4779-4797. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2004.05.039


  1. Keating-Bitonti, C., L. C. Ivany, H. P. Affek, P. Douglas, Samson S. D. (2011) Warm, not super-hot, temperatures in the early Eocene subtropics, Geology, in press. doi:
  2. Daëron, M., W. Guo, J. Eiler, D. Genty, D. Blamart, R. Boch, R. Drysdale, R. Maire, K. Wainer, and G. Zanchetta (2011), 13C18O clumping in speleothems: Observations from natural caves and precipitation experiments, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 75(12), 3303-3317. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.10.032.
  3. Csank A. Z., A. K. Tripati, W. P. Patterson, R. A. Eagle, N. Rybczynski, A. P. Ballantyne, J. M. Eiler (2011), Estimates of Arctic land surface temperatures during the early Pliocene from two novel proxies, Earth Planet. Sci. Lett., 304(3-4), 291-299. doi: 10.1016/j.epsl.2011.02.030.
  4. Finnegan, S., K. Bergmann, J. M. Eiler, D. S. Jones, D. A. Fike, I. Eisenman, N. C. Hughes, A. K. Tripati, and W. W. Fischer (2011), The magnitude and duration of late Ordovician-early Silurian glaciation, Science, 331(6019), 903-906. doi: 10.1126/science.1200803.
  5. Tripati, A. K., R. A. Eagle, N. Thiagarajan, A. C. Gagnon, H. Bauch, P. R. Halloran, and J. M. Eiler (2010), Apparent equilibrium 13C-18O isotope signatures and 'clumped isotope' thermometry in foraminifera and coccoliths, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 74(20), 5697-5717. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.07.006.
  6. Passey, B. H., N. E. Levin, T. E. Cerling, F. H. Brown, and J. M. Eiler (2010), High-temperature environments of human evolution in East Africa based on bond ordering in paleosol carbonates, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 107(25), 11245-11249. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1001824107.
  7. Affek, H. P., M. Bar-Matthews, A. Ayalon, A. Matthews, and J. M. Eiler (2008), Glacial/interglacial temperature variations in Soreq cave speleothems as recorded by ‘clumped isotope’ thermometry Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 72(22), 5351-5360. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.06.031
  8. Came, R. E., J. M. Eiler, J. Veizer, K. Azmy, U. Brand, and C. R. Weidman (2007), Coupling of surface temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations during the Palaeozoic era, Nature, 449(7159), 198-201. doi: 10.1038/nature06085


  1. Quade, J., D. O. Breecker, M. Daëron, and J. Eiler (2011), The paleoaltimetry of Tibet: An isotopic perspective, Am. J. Sci., 311(2), 77-115. doi:10.2475/02.2011.01.
  2. Huntington, K. W., B. P. Wernicke, and J. M. Eiler (2010), Influence of climate change and uplift on Colorado Plateau paleotemperatures from carbonate clumped isotope thermometry, Tectonics, 29, TC3005. doi: 10.1029/2009TC002449.
  3. Garzione, C. N., G. D. Hoke, J. C. Libarkin, S. Withers, B. MacFadden, J. Eiler, P. Ghosh, and A. Mulch, Rise of the Andes, Science, 320(5881), 1304-1307. doi: 10.1126/science.1148615; Correction.
  4. Ghosh, P., C. N. Garzione, and J. M. Eiler (2006), Rapid uplift of the Altiplano revealed through 13C-18O bonds in paleosol carbonates, Science, 311(5760), 511-515. doi: 10.1126/science.1119365; Technical comment by Sempere et al.; Response from Ghosh et al.


  1. Eagle, R. A., T. Tütken, T. S. Martin, A. K. Tripati, H. C. Fricke, M. Connely, R. L. Cifelli, and J. M. Eiler (2011), Dinosaur body temperatures determined from isotopic (13C-18O) ordering in fossil biominerals, Science, doi: 10.1126/science.1206196.
  2. Eagle, R. A., E. A. Schauble, A. K. Tripati, T. Tütken, R. C. Hulbert, and J. M. Eiler (2010), Body temperatures of modern and extinct vertebrates from 13C-18O bond abundances in bioapatite, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 107(23), 10377-10382. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0911115107.


  1. Guo, W., and J. M. Eiler (2007), Temperatures of aqueous alteration and evidence for methane generation on the parent bodies of the CM chondrites, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71(22), 5565-5575. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.07.029

Atmospheric Chemistry

  1. Yeung, L. Y., H. P. Affek, K. J. Hoag, W. Guo, A. A. Wiegel, E. L. Atlas, S. M. Schauffler, M. Okumura, K. A. Boering, and J. M. Eiler (2009), Large and unexpected enrichment in stratospheric 16O13C18O and its meridional variation, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A., 106(28), 11496-11501. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0902930106; Correction
  2. Affek, H. P., X. Xu, and J. M. Eiler (2007), Seasonal and diurnal variations of 13C18O16O in air: Initial observations from Pasadena, CA, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 71, 5033-5043. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2007.08.014
  3. Affek, H. P., and J. M. Eiler (2006), Abundance of mass-47 CO2 in urban air, car exhaust and human breath, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 70(1), 1-12. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2005.08.021
  4. Eiler, J. M., and E. Schauble (2004), 18O13C16O in the Earth's atmosphere, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta, 68(23), 4767-4777. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2004.05.035


  1. Bristow, T. F., M. Bonafacie, A. Derkowski, J. M. Eiler, and J. P. Grotzinger (2011), A hydrothermal origin for isotopically anomalous cap dolostone cements from south China, Nature, 474(7349), 68-71. doi: 10.1038/nature10096.
  2. Ferry, J. M., B. H. Passey, C. Vasconcelos, and J. M. Eiler (2011), Formation of dolomite at 40-80°C in the Latemar carbonate buildup, Dolomites, Italy, from clumped isotope thermometry, Geology, 39(6), 571-574. doi: 10.1130/G31845.1.
  3. Dennis, K. J., and D. P. Schrag (2010), Clumped isotope thermometry of carbonatites as an indicator of diagenetic alteration, Geochim. Cosmochim. Acta., 74(14), 4110-4122. doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2010.04.005
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