Publications

Here you will find links to my publications as well as a file giving a “30 second description” in lay man’s terms.

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

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

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

Rafter, P. A. and D. M. Sigman (2016) The spatial and temporal variation of upper equatorial Pacific nitrate utilization. Limnology and Oceanography.
LINK TO 30 SECOND DESCRIPTION HERE (JPEG or PDF).

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.

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 TO 30 SECOND DESCRIPTION HERE (JPEG or PDF).

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. (“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.