Publications (current as of January 14, 2013)


Recent decreases in fossil-fuel emissions of ethane and methane derived from firn air. M. Aydin, K.R. Verhulst, E.S. Saltzman, M.O. Battle, S.A. Montzka, D.R. Blake, Q. Tang, M.J. Prather. Nature, Vo. 476, Issue 7359, 198-201, DOI 10.1038/nature10352, Aug. 11, 2011

Controls on the movement and composition of firn air at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide. M.O. Battle, J.P. Severinghaus, E.D. Sofen, D. Plotkin, A.J. Orsi, M. Aydin, S.A. Montzka, T. Sowers, P.P. Tans. Atmos. Chem. Phys., Vol 11, Issue 21, 11007-11021, DOI 10.5194/acp-11-11007-2011, 2011

Post-coring entrapment of modern air in some shallow ice cores collected near the firn-ice transition: evidence from CFC-12 measurements in Antarctic firn air and ice cores, M. Aydin; Montzka, S.A.; Battle, M.O.; Williams, M.B.; DeBruyn, W.J.; Butler, J.H.; Verhulst, K.R.; Tatum, C.; Gun, B.K.; Plotkin, D.A.; Hall, B.D.; Saltzman, E.S. Atmos. Chem. Phys., Vol. 10, Issue 11, 5135-5144, DOI 10.5194/acp-10-5135-2010, 2010

Recent increases in global HFC-23 emission, S.A. Montzka, Kuijpers, L.; Battle, M.O.; Aydin M.; Verhulst, K.R.; Saltzmann, E.S.; Fahey, D.W. Geophys. Res. Lett., Vol.37, L02808, DOI 10.1029/2009GL041195, 2010

Carbon and hydrogen isotopic composition of methane over the last 1000 years, J.A. Mischler; Sowers, T.A.; Alley, R.B.; Battle, M.; McConnell, J.R.; Mitchell, L.; Pott, T.; Sofen, E.; Spencer, M.K. Glob. Biogeochem. Cyc., Vol. 23, GB4024, DOI 10.1029/2009GB003460, Nov. 13, 2009

Polar firn air reveals large-scale impacts of anthropogenic mercury emissions during the 1970s, X. Fain; Ferrari, C.P.; Dommergue, A.; Albert, M.R.; Battle, M.; Severinghaus, J.; Arnaud, L.; Barnola, J.M.; Cairns, W.; Barbante, C.; Boutron, C. Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., Vol. 106, Issue 38, 16114-16119, DOI 10.1073/PNAS.0905117106, Sept. 22, 2009

Mercury in the snow and firn at Summit Station, Central Greenland, and implications for the study of past atmospheric mercury levels, X. Fain; Ferrari, C.P.; Dommergue, A.; Albert, M.; Battle, M.; Arnaud, L.; Barnola, J-M.; Cairns, W.; Barbante, C.; Boutron, C. Atmos. Chem. Phys., 8, 3441–3457, 2008

An improved comparison of atmospheric Ar/N2 time series and paired ocean-atmosphere model predictions, N. Cassar; McKinley, G.A.; Bender, M.L.; Mika, R.; Battle, M. J. Geophys. Res.-Atmos., Vol. 113, No. D21, D21122 10.1029/2008JD009817, 15 November, 2008

Fractionation of gases in polar ice during bubble close-off: New constraints from firn air Ne, Kr and Xe observations, J.P. Severinghaus; Battle, M.Earth and Plan. Sci. Lett. Vol 244, No. 1-2 pp. 474-500, GB1010, 10.1016/j.epsl.2006.01.032, 15 April, 2006

Atmospheric potential oxygen: New observations and their implications for some atmospheric and oceanic models, M. Battle; Fletcher, S. M.; Bender, M. L.; Keeling, R. F.; Manning, A. C.; Gruber, N.; Tans, P. P.; Hendricks, M. B.; Ho, D. T.; Simonds, C.; Mika, R.; Paplawsky, B. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles Vol 20, GB1010, 10.1029/2005GB002534, 2006

Atmospheric O2/N2 changes, 1993-2002: Implications for the partitioning of fossil fuel CO2 sequestration, M. L. Bender; Ho, D. T.; Hendricks, M. B.; Battle, M. O.; Tans, P. P.; Conway, T. J.; Sturtevant, B.; Cassar, N. Glob. Biogeochem. Cycles Vol 19, GB4017, 10.1029/2004GB002410, 2005

A 350-year atmospheric history for carbonyl sulfide inferred from Antarctic firn air and air trapped in ice, Montzka, S. A.; Aydin, M.; Battle, M.; Butler, J. H.; Saltzman, E. S.; Hall, B. D.; Clarke, A. D.; Mondeel, D.; Elkins, J. W. J. Geophys. Res., Vol. 109, No. D22, D22302 10.1029/2004JD004686 17 November 2004

Atmospheric variability of methyl chloride during the last 300 years inferred from an Antarctic ice core and firn air, M. Aydin, E. S. Saltzman, W. J. De Bruyn, S. A. Montzka, J. H. Butler, and M. Battle. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol 31, L02109, doi:10.1029/2003GL018750,2004.

Measurements and Models of the Atmospheric Ar/N2 Ratio, Mark Battle, Michael Bender, Melissa B. Hendricks, David T. Ho, Robert Mika, Galen McKinley, Song-Miao Fan, Tegan Blaine, Ralph Keeling. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 30, No. 15, 1786 10.1029/2003GL017411 02 August 2003

Thermal fractionation of air in polar firn by seasonal temperature gradients, Severinghaus, J. P., A. Grachev, and M. Battle, 2001. Geochem. Geophys. Geosyst., vol. 2, Paper number 2000GC000146 [10,036 words, 7 figures, 3 tables]. Published July 31, 2001

Global Carbon Sinks and Their Variability, Inferred from Atmospheric O2 and d13C. M. Battle, M. Bender, P.P. Tans, J.W.C. White, J.T. Ellis, T. Conway and R.J. Francey, Science, 287:2467-2470 (2000)
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Book Review of "Greenhouse: The 200-Year Story of Global Warming" M. Battle, Physics Today, Vol 53, No. 2: 55-56 (2000)

A record of atmospheric halocarbons during the twentieth century from polar firn air. James H. Butler, Mark Battle, Michael L. Bender, Stephen A. Montzka, Andrew D. Clarke, Eric S. Saltzman, Cara M. Sucher, Jeffrey P. Severinghaus and James W. Elkins, Nature, 399:749-755 (1999)

Paritioning of the global fossil CO2 sink using a 19-year trend in atmospheric O2. R.L. Langenfelds, R.J. Francey, L.P. Steele, M. Battle, R.F. Keeling and W.F. Budd. Geophysical Research Letters, Vol 26, No. 13: 1897-1900 (1999)

Ocean primary production deived from satellite data: An evaluation with atmospheric oxygen measurements. Yves Balkanski, Patrick Monfray, Mark Battle and Martin Heimann, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, Vol 13, No. 2:257-271 (1999)

Carbon cycle studies based on the distribution of O2 in air. Micheal L. Bender and Mark O. Battle. Tellus 50B: (1999)

The O2 Balance of the Atmosphere: A Tool for Studying the Fate of Fossil-Fuel CO2. Michael L. Bender, Mark Battle and Ralph F. Keeling. Annual Reviews of Energy and the Environment, 1998. 23:207-23

Atmospheric gas concentrations over the past centruy measured in air from firn at the South Pole. M. Battle, M. Bender, T. Sowers, P.P. Tans, J.H. Butler, J.W. Elkins, J.T. Ellis, T. Conway, N. Zhang, P. Lang and A.D. Clarke, Nature, 383:231-235 (1996)

First Measurement of the B®pln and B®r(w)ln Branching Fractions. J.P. Alexander et al., Physical Review Letters, 77, 5000 (1996)

Papers & Poster Presentations

"Development of an optimal calibration strategy for trace gas measurements " Talk Computational Sustainability Workshop, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, June 11, 2008

"Measurements of the Ecosystem O2-CO2 Stoichiometry at Harvard Forest" Poster NACP All Investigators Meeting, San Diego, CA, February 16-20, 2008

"Controls on Firn Air Composition at WAIS-D and Summit" Talk Dartmouth Workshop on Firn Properties, Hanover, NH, March 10, 2008

"Estimating ocean-atmosphere carbon fluxes from atmospheric oxygen measurements " Talk UNESCO Surface Ocean CO2 Variability and Vulnerabilities Workshop, Paris France, April 12, 2007

"Firn air properties and influences at the West Antarctic Ice Sheet Divide " Poster AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2007

"Continuous in situ measurements of atmospheric O2 and CO2 in a central Massachusetts forest " Poster AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 2007

"Modeling Air Movement in the Firn at WAIS-D "Talk WAIS-D investigators meeting, Denver CO, July 16, 2006

"Measurements and Models of Atmospheric Potential Oxygen (APO) " Poster 7th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Boulder CO, Sept 27, 2005

"Continuous In Situ Measurements of Atmospheric O2 and CO2 at Harvard Forest" Poster 7th International Carbon Dioxide Conference, Boulder CO, Sept 27, 2005

"Measurements and Models of Oceanic O2 and CO2 fluxes" Talk 2004 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec 13, 2004

"Nature Doesn't Yield Her Secrets Easily" Talk Festival in Honor of Ed Thorndike, University of Rochester, August 7, 2004

"Meridional Gradients in APO" Talk APO workshop, MPI Biogeochemistry, Jena Germany, July 8, 2004

"The Princeton O2/N2 Cooperative Dataset" Talk APO workshop, MPI Biogeochemistry, Jena Germany, July 7, 2004

"Meridional Gradients in Atmospheric O2 and CO2" Poster 2003 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec 12, 2003

"Measurements and Models of the Atmospheric Ar/N2 Ratio" Talk 2002 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec 8, 2002

"Constraining Sources and Sinks of CO2 using Measurements of Atmospheric O2 and d13C" Talk 1999 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec 14, 1999

"Measurements of Atmospheric O2/N2 and CO2 Concentrations from Remote Sampling Sites" Poster 1995 Fall AGU Meeting, San Francisco, CA Dec. 11, 1995

"Full Reconstruction of Semileptonic B Decays" Talk 1993 April APS Meeting, Washington DC April 14, 1993

"Response of CsI Crystal Calorimeters to Charged Hadrons" Talk 1992 April APS Meeting, Washington DC April 21, 1992

Invited Seminars and Lectures

Colby College, November 5, 2007

Bates College, December 3, 2004

Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, November 5, 2003

University of Maine, Orono, April 18, 2003

Maine Dept. of Environmental Protection, November 19, 2002

Maine Maritime Academy, Castine Maine, April 10, 2000

SUNY Stony Brook, February 9, 2000

University of Connecticut, Avery Point, 1996