Michael Sigl

Dr. Michael Sigl
Past Climate and Biogeochemical Studies on Ice Cores
Physikalisches Institut - Klima- und Umweltphysik
Universität Bern
Sidlerstr. 5
CH-3012 Bern

Phone2: +41 (0) 31 631 8652
Fax: +41 (0) 31 631 87 42
E-mail: michael.sigl(at)climate.unibe.ch
URL Institution: www.climate.unibe.ch/

Additional functions:
Co-Initiator of the PAGES Working Group Volcanic Impacts on Climate and Society (VICS) and member of the VICS steering committee

Key Publications of Michael Sigl (up to ten) :
Sigl M, Winstrup M, McConnell JR, Welten KC, Plunkett G, Ludlow F, et al. Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years. Nature 2015, 523(7562): 543-549.

Sigl M, McConnell JR, Toohey M, Curran M, Das SB, Edwards R, et al. Insights from Antarctica on volcanic forcing during the Common Era. Nat Clim Change 2014, 4(8): 693-697.

Sigl, M., Abram, N. J., Gabrieli, J., Jenk, T. M., Osmont, D., and Schwikowski, J., 19th century glacier retreat in the Alps preceded the emergence of industrial black carbon deposition on high-alpine glaciers, The Cryosphere, 12, 3311-3331.

Buizert, C., Sigl, M., Severi, M., Markle, B.R., Wettstein, J.J., McConnell, J.R., et al. 2018. Abrupt ice-age shifts in southern westerly winds and Antarctic climate forced from the north. Nature, 563(7733): 681-685.

Sigl M, McConnell JR, Layman L, Maselli O, McGwire K, Pasteris D, et al. A new bipolar ice core record of volcanism from WAIS Divide and NEEM and implications for climate forcing of the last 2000 years. J Geophys Res-Atmos 2013, 118(3): 1151-1169.

Sigl M, Fudge TJ, Winstrup M, Cole-Dai J, Ferris D, McConnell JR, et al. The WAIS Divide deep ice core WD2014 chronology - Part 2: Annual-layer counting (0-31 ka BP). Clim Past 2016, 12(3): 769-786.

Toohey M, Sigl M. Volcanic stratospheric sulfur injections and aerosol optical depth from 500 BCE to 1900 CE. Earth System Science Data 2017, 9(2): 809-831.

Manning JG, Ludlow F, Stine AR, Boos WR, Sigl M, Marlon JR. Volcanic suppression of Nile summer flooding triggers revolt and constrains interstate conflict in ancient Egypt. Nat Commun 2017, 8.

Büntgen U, Myglan VS, Ljungqvist FC, McCormick M, Di Cosmo N, Sigl M, et al. Cooling and societal change during the Late Antique Little Ice Age from 536 to around 660 AD. Nat Geosci 2016, 9(3): 231-236.

Bethke I, Outten S, Otterå OH, Hawkins E, Wagner S, Sigl M, et al. Potential volcanic impacts on future climate variability. Nat Clim Change 2017, 7: 799.

Expertise of Michael Sigl:
Expertise CategorySpecific Expertise
Expert TypeExpert Type
Scientific / Fundamental Research
Causes of Change
Impact of Change
Topic AtmosphereAtmosphere
Topic HydrosphereHydrosphere
Precipitation / Runoff
Topic CryosphereCryosphere
Polar Ice Sheets/ Sea Ice
Topic Economy/ResourceUseAgriculture, Forestry and Fishery
Food Security
Topic HealthWeather / Radiation / Climatic Effects
Topic Risk & Disaster ManagementRisk Assessment / Forecasting
Spatial ZonesMountain / Highland
Spatial ScaleGlobal / Hemispheric
Time FramePast
Recent / Today
Statistical FocusExtreme Events
Mean Change / Trends
MethodsData Collection - Measurement
Data Analysis
High Altitude

Specialties of Michael Sigl:
Winner of a Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2009 (WCRP)
Winner of a Swiss Global Change Day Poster Award 2018 (Human Dimensions)

Last update: 11/29/19
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