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Dr. Thomas Felis

Thomas Felis

Senior Scientist
MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences
University of Bremen
Leobener Str. 8
28359 Bremen

  +49 421 218 65751

Expertise & Interests

Overview / specialty        Coral paleoclimatology, paleoceanography
Official PAGES function(s)        CoralHydro2k project leader
PAGES interests        2k Network, CoralHydro2k, Iso2k, CVAS - Climate Variability Across Scales, PAGES-PMIP group on Quaternary Interglacials - QUIGS
Topics        Climate dynamics, Climate variability, Extreme events, Interannual-decadal varaibility, Monsoon, Ocean dynamics, Volcanoes, Warmer Worlds
Timescales        Anthropocene (last 100 years), Holocene, Last millennia, Last glacial cycle, Observational period, Pleistocene
Regions        Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean, Subtropics, Tropics, World ocean
Archives        Corals/bivalves
Sector        Academia / Education, Research
Discipline        (Paleo)climatology, (Paleo)oceanography
Laboratory        Isotopes



Felis, T and Mudelsee, M (2019). Pacing of Red Sea deep water renewal during the last centuries. Geophysical Research Letters, 46. doi.org/10.1029/2019GL082756

Felis, T, Ionita, M, Rimbu, N, Lohmann, G and Kölling, M (2018). Mild and arid climate in the eastern Sahara-Arabian Desert during the late Little Ice Age. Geophysical Research Letters, 45, 7112-7119. doi.org/10.1029/2018GL078617

Felis, T, Giry, C, Scholz, D, Lohmann, G, Pfeiffer, M, Pätzold, J, Kölling, M and Scheffers, SR (2015) Tropical Atlantic temperature seasonality at the end of the last interglacial. Nature Communications, 6, 6159. doi:10.1038/ncomms7159

Felis, T, McGregor, HV, Linsley, BK, Tudhope, AW, Gagan, MK, Suzuki, A, Inoue, M, Thomas, AL, Esat, TM, Thompson, WG, Tiwari, M, Potts, DC, Mudelsee, M, Yokoyama, Y and Webster, JM (2014) Intensification of the meridional temperature gradient in the Great Barrier Reef following the Last Glacial Maximum. Nature Communications, 5, 4102. doi:10.1038/ncomms5102

Felis, T, Merkel, U, Asami, R, Deschamps, P, Hathorne, EC, Kölling, M, Bard, E, Cabioch, G, Durand, N, Prange, M, Schulz, M, Cahyarini, SY and Pfeiffer, M (2012) Pronounced interannual variability in tropical South Pacific temperatures during Heinrich Stadial 1. Nature Communications, 3, 965. doi:10.1038/ncomms1973

Felis, T and Rimbu, N (2010) Mediterranean climate variability documented in oxygen isotope records from northern Red Sea corals - A review. Global and Planetary Change, 71, 232-241. doi:10.1016/j.gloplacha.2009.10.006

Felis, T, Suzuki, A, Kuhnert, H, Rimbu, N and Kawahata, H (2010) Pacific Decadal Oscillation documented in a coral record of North Pacific winter temperature since 1873. Geophysical Research Letters, 37, L14605. doi:10.1029/2010GL043572

Felis, T, Suzuki, A, Kuhnert, H, Dima, M, Lohmann, G and Kawahata, H (2009) Subtropical coral reveals abrupt early-twentieth-century freshening in the western North Pacific Ocean. Geology, 37, 527-530. doi:10.1130/G25581A.1

Felis, T, Lohmann, G, Kuhnert, H, Lorenz, SJ, Scholz, D, Pätzold, J, Al-Rousan, S and Al-Moghrabi, SM (2004) Increased seasonality in Middle East temperatures during the last interglacial period. Nature, 429, 164-168. doi:10.1038/nature02546

Felis, T, Pätzold, J and Loya, Y (2003) Mean oxygen-isotope signatures in Porites spp. corals: inter-colony variability and correction for extension-rate effects. Coral Reefs, 22, 328-336. doi:10.1007/s00338-003-0324-3

Felis, T, Pätzold, J, Loya, Y, Fine, M, Nawar, AH and Wefer, G (2000) A coral oxygen isotope record from the northern Red Sea documenting NAO, ENSO, and North Pacific teleconnections on Middle East climate variability since the year 1750. Paleoceanography, 15, 679-694. doi:10.1029/1999PA00047

Felis, T, Pätzold, J, Loya, Y and Wefer, G (1998) Vertical water mass mixing and plankton blooms recorded in skeletal stable carbon isotopes of a Red Sea coral. Journal of Geophysical Research, 103, 30731-30739. doi:10.1029/98JC02711