Publications

Here you will find links to my publications and sometimes a “30 second description” of that work.

Rafter, P.A., et al. (2019) Anomalous >2000 year old surface ocean reservoir age as evidence for deglacial geologic carbon release. Geophysical Research Letters. IN PROOF

White, M., P.A. Rafter et al. (2019) Recent Increases in Water Column Denitrification in the Seasonally Suboxic Bottom Waters of the Santa Barbara Basin. Geophysical Research Letters. LINK

Rafter, P.A., A. Bagnell, D. Marconi, T. DeVries (2019) Global trends in marine nitrate N isotopes from observations and a neural network-based climatology. Biogeosciences. LINK

Robinson, R. S., P.A. Rafter, et al. (2019) Contraction of the eastern equatorial Pacific high productivity zone across the Mid-Pleistocene Transition. Geophysical Research Letters. LINK

Lund, D., … P.A. Rafter, … & R. Anderson. (2019) Hydrothermal scavenging of 230Th on the Southern East Pacific Rise during the last deglaciation. Earth and Planetary Sciences Letters. LINK

Smart, S. …, P.A. Rafter, D. Sigman, G. Haug (2018) Ground-truthing the planktic foraminifer-bound nitrogen isotope paleo-proxy in the Sargasso Sea. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. LINK

Rafter, P.A., J-C. Herguera, and J. R. Southon (2018) Extreme deglacial 14C depletion observed in epifaunal and infaunal benthic foraminifera. Climate of the Past. LINK

Lehmann, N., J. Granger, and P. A. Rafter, et al. (2018) Nitrate Isotope Evidence of the Origin of Subsurface Nitrate in the Western Equatorial Pacific. JGR-OceansLINK

Rafter, P.A., D.M. Sigman, K.R.M. Mackey (2017) New primary production requires recycled iron in the equatorial Pacific surface nitrate availability. LINK

Rafter, P.A., S.C. Sanchez, J. Southon and others (2017) Eastern tropical North Pacific coral radiocarbon reveals North Pacific Gyre Oscillation variability. Quaternary Science Reviews. LINK

Marconi, D., S. Kopf, P.A. Rafter, and D.M. Sigman (2017) Aerobic respiration along isopycnals leads to overestimation of the isotope effect of denitrification in the ocean water column. Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta. LINK

Rafter, P. A. and D. M. Sigman (2016) The spatial and temporal variation of upper equatorial Pacific nitrate utilization. Limnology and Oceanography. LINK
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Marconi, D., D. M. Sigman, P. A. Rafter and others (2015) Nitrate isotope distributions on the US GEOTRACES North Atlantic cross-basin section: Signals of polar nitrate sources and low latitude nitrogen cycling. Marine Chemistry.

Fripiat, F., D. M. Sigman, S. E Fawcett, P. A. Rafter, and J.-L. Tison (2014) Sea Ice nitrogen biogeochemical dynamic from an isotopic perspective. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. LINK

Rafter, P. A. and D. M. Sigman (2013) Coupled nitrate nitrogen and oxygen isotopes and organic matter remineralization in the Southern and Pacific Oceans. JGR-Oceans. LINK TO 30 SECOND DESCRIPTION HERE (JPEG or PDF).

DeVries, T., C. Deutsch, P. A. Rafter, and F. Primeau (2013) Marine denitrification rates determined from a global 3-dimensional inverse model. Biogeosciences.

Rafter, P.A. and C.D. Charles (2012) Pleistocene equatorial Pacific dynamics inferred from zonal gradients in nitrogen isotopes. Paleoceanography. LINK
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Rafter, P.A., C.D. Charles, D.M. Sigman, G.H. Haug and J. Kaiser (2012) Subsurface tropical Pacific nitrogen isotopic composition of nitrate: biogeochemical signals and their transport. Global Biogeochemical Cycles. LINK (“Most popular publication in GBC” first week of publication.) LINK TO 30 SECOND DESCRIPTION HERE (JPEG or PDF).

Rafter, P.A., S.L. Jaccard, E.D. Galbraith, T. Kiefer, and M. Kienast (2011) The nitrogen cycle in the ocean, past and present: 2nd NICOPP meeting report. PAGES Newsletter.