Kate Huntington


Reconstructing Earth-surface paleo-temperatures on continents is important for studying the evolution of life, climate, tectonics and landforms. We use carbonate clumped isotope thermometry to reconstruct temperatures of ancient lakes and soils and develop new approaches to determine the relative contribution of climate change and elevation change to the temperature record, providing a basis for interpreting temperatures recorded by ancient deposits in the western US (Colorado Plateau), Tibet (Nima and Zhada basins), and the Andes (Puna plateau and Angastaco basin).


  • Huntington et al., 2010 (Tectonics)
  • Huntington et al., 2011 (J Sedimentary Research);
  • Huntington et al. (in press 2014, GSAB);
  • Carrapa et al. (2014, Tectonics);
  • Quade et al. (in press 2014, GSA Special Paper);
  • Huntington & Lechler (submitted, Tectonophysics Invited Review)

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