selected articles
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Wolstencroft, M., Shen, Z., Törnqvist, T.E., Milne, G.A. and Kulp, M., 2014. Understanding subsidence in the Mississippi Delta region due to sediment, ice, and ocean loading: Insights from geophysical modeling. Journal of Geophysical Research – Solid Earth, 119: 3838-3856.

Shen, Z., Törnqvist, T.E., Autin, W.J., Straub, K.M. and Mauz, B., 2013. Rapid and widespread response of the Lower Mississippi River to eustatic forcing during the last glacial-interglacial cycle: Reply. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 125: 1375.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Hijma, M.P., 2012. Links between early Holocene ice-sheet decay, sea-level rise and abrupt climate change. Nature Geoscience, 5: 601-606.

Yu, S.-Y., Törnqvist, T.E. and Hu, P., 2012. Quantifying Holocene lithospheric subsidence rates underneath the Mississippi Delta. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 331-332: 21-30.

Shen, Z., Törnqvist, T.E., Autin, W.J., Mateo, Z.R.P., Straub, K.M. and Mauz, B., 2012. Rapid and widespread response of the Lower Mississippi River to eustatic forcing during the last glacial-interglacial cycle. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 124: 690-704.

Li, Y.-X., Törnqvist, T.E., Nevitt, J.M. and Kohl, B., 2012. Synchronizing a sea-level jump, final Lake Agassiz drainage, and abrupt cooling 8200 years ago. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 315-316: 41-50.

Hill, D.F., Griffiths, S.D., Peltier, W.R., Horton, B.P. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2011. High-resolution numerical modeling of tides in the western Atlantic, Gulf of Mexico, and Caribbean Sea during the Holocene. Journal of Geophysical Research – Oceans, 116: C10014, doi:10.1029/2010JC006896.

PALSEA (PALeo SEA level working group), 2010. The sea-level conundrum: case studies from palaeo-archives. Journal of Quaternary Science, 25: 19-25.

Engelhart, S.E., Horton, B.P., Douglas, B.C., Peltier, W.R. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2009. Spatial variability of late Holocene and 20th century sea-level rise along the Atlantic coast of the United States. Geology, 37: 1115-1118.

Li, Y.-X., Renssen, H., Wiersma, A.P. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2009. Investigating the impact of Lake Agassiz drainage routes on the 8.2 ka cold event with a climate model. Climate of the Past, 5: 471-480.

González, J.L. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2009. A new Late Holocene sea-level record from the Mississippi Delta: evidence for a climate/sea level connection? Quaternary Science Reviews, 28: 1737-1749.

Yu, S.-Y., Li, Y.-X. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2009. Tempo of global deglaciation during the early Holocene: A sea level perspective. PAGES News, 17: 68-70.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Meffert, D.J., 2008. Sustaining coastal urban ecosystems. Nature Geoscience, 1: 805-807.

Kendall, R.A., Mitrovica, J.X., Milne, G.A., Törnqvist, T.E. and Li, Y., 2008. The sea-level fingerprint of the 8.2 ka climate event. Geology, 36: 423-426.

Törnqvist, T.E., Wallace, D.J., Storms, J.E.A., Wallinga, J., Van Dam, R.L., Blaauw, M., Derksen, M.S., Klerks, C.J.W., Meijneken, C. and Snijders, E.M.A., 2008. Mississippi Delta subsidence primarily caused by compaction of Holocene strata. Nature Geoscience, 1: 173-176.

Törnqvist, T.E., 2007. A Dutch geoscience perspective on the Katrina disaster. Netherlands Journal of Geosciences – Geologie en Mijnbouw, 86: 307-315.

Törnqvist, T.E., Paola, C., Parker, G., Liu, K.-B., Mohrig, D., Holbrook, J.M. and Twilley, R.R., 2007. Comment on "Wetland sedimentation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita". Science, 316: 201b.

Törnqvist, T.E., 2007. Fluvial environments/Responses to rapid environmental change. In: S.A. Elias (Editor), Encyclopedia of Quaternary Science. Elsevier, Amsterdam, pp. 686-694.

González, J.L. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2006. Coastal Louisiana in crisis: Subsidence or sea level rise? Eos, 87: 493, 498.

Törnqvist, T.E., Wortman, S.R., Mateo, Z.R.P., Milne, G.A. and Swenson, J.B., 2006. Did the last sea level lowstand always lead to cross-shelf valley formation and source-to-sink sediment flux? Journal of Geophysical Research – Earth Surface, 111: F04002, doi:10.1029/2005JF000425.

Törnqvist, T.E., Bick, S.J., Van der Borg, K. and De Jong, A.F.M., 2006. How stable is the Mississippi Delta? Geology, 34: 697-700.

Törnqvist, T.E., Bick, S.J., González, J.L., Van der Borg, K. and De Jong, A.F.M., 2004. Tracking the sea-level signature of the 8.2 ka cooling event: New constraints from the Mississippi Delta. Geophysical Research Letters, 31: L23309, doi:10.1029/2004GL021429.

Wallinga, J., Törnqvist, T.E., Busschers, F.S. and Weerts, H.J.T., 2004. Allogenic forcing of the late Quaternary Rhine-Meuse fluvial record: the interplay of sea-level change, climate change and crustal movements. Basin Research, 16: 535-547.

Törnqvist, T.E., González, J.L., Newsom, L.A., Van der Borg, K., De Jong, A.F.M. and Kurnik, C.W., 2004. Deciphering Holocene sea-level history on the U.S. Gulf Coast: A high-resolution record from the Mississippi Delta. Geological Society of America Bulletin, 116: 1026-1039.

Törnqvist, T.E., Wallinga, J. and Busschers, F.S., 2003. Timing of the last sequence boundary in a fluvial setting near the highstand shoreline - Insights from optical dating. Geology, 31: 279-282.

Törnqvist, T.E., González, J.L., Newsom, L.A., Van der Borg, K. and De Jong, A.F.M., 2002. Reconstructing "background" rates of sea-level rise as a tool for forecasting coastal wetland loss, Mississippi Delta. Eos, 83: 525, 530-531.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Bridge, J.S., 2002. Spatial variation of overbank aggradation rate and its influence on avulsion frequency. Sedimentology, 49: 891-905.

Wallinga, J., Murray, A.S., Duller, G.A.T. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2001. Testing optically stimulated luminescence dating of sand-sized quartz and feldspar from fluvial deposits. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 193: 617-630.

Karssenberg, D., Törnqvist, T.E. and Bridge, J.S., 2001. Conditioning a process-based model of sedimentary architecture to well data. Journal of Sedimentary Research, 71: 868-879.

Törnqvist, T.E., Wallinga, J., Murray, A.S., De Wolf, H., Cleveringa, P. and De Gans, W., 2000. Response of the Rhine-Meuse system (west-central Netherlands) to the last Quaternary glacio-eustatic cycles: a first assessment. Global and Planetary Change, 27: 89-111.

Blum, M.D. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2000. Fluvial responses to climate and sea-level change: a review and look forward. Sedimentology, 47 (Supplement 1): 2-48.

Willemse, N.W. and Törnqvist, T.E., 1999. Holocene century-scale temperature variability from West Greenland lake records. Geology, 27: 580-584.

Törnqvist, T.E., 1998. Longitudinal profile evolution of the Rhine-Meuse system during the last deglaciation: interplay of climate change and glacio-eustasy? Terra Nova, 10: 11-15.

Törnqvist, T.E., Van Ree, M.H.M., Van 't Veer, R. and Van Geel, B., 1998. Improving methodology for high-resolution reconstruction of sea-level rise and neotectonics by paleoecological analysis and AMS 14C dating of basal peats. Quaternary Research, 49: 72-85.

Törnqvist, T.E., Kidder, T.R., Autin, W.J., Van der Borg, K., De Jong, A.F.M., Klerks, C.J.W., Snijders, E.M.A., Storms, J.E.A.,Van Dam, R.L. and Wiemann, M.C., 1996. A revised chronology for Mississippi River subdeltas. Science, 273: 1693-1696.

Eisner, W.R., Törnqvist, T.E., Koster, E.A., Bennike, O. and Van Leeuwen, J.F.N., 1995. Paleoecological studies of a Holocene lacustrine record from the Kangerlussuaq (Søndre Strømfjord) region of West Greenland. Quaternary Research, 43: 55-66.

Törnqvist, T.E., 1994. Middle and late Holocene avulsion history of the River Rhine (Rhine-Meuse delta, Netherlands). Geology, 22: 711-714.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Bierkens, M.F.P., 1994. How smooth should curves be for calibrating radiocarbon ages? Radiocarbon, 36: 11-26.

Stolk, A., Törnqvist, T.E., Hekhuis, K.P.V., Berendsen, H.J.A. and Van der Plicht, J., 1994. Calibration of 14C histograms: A comparison of methods. Radiocarbon, 36: 1-10.

Törnqvist, T.E., Weerts, H.J.T. and Berendsen, H.J.A., 1994. Definition of two new members in the upper Kreftenheye and Twente Formations (Quaternary, the Netherlands): a final solution to persistent confusion? Geologie en Mijnbouw, 72: 251-264.

Törnqvist, T.E., 1993. Holocene alternation of meandering and anastomosing fluvial systems in the Rhine-Meuse Delta (central Netherlands) controlled by sea-level rise and subsoil erodibility. Journal of Sedimentary Petrology, 63: 683-693.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Van Dijk, G.J., 1993. Optimizing sampling strategy for radiocarbon dating of Holocene fluvial systems in a vertically aggrading setting. Boreas, 22: 129-145.

Törnqvist, T.E., Van Ree, M.H.M. and Faessen, E.L.J.H., 1993. Longitudinal facies architectural changes of a Middle Holocene anastomosing distributary system (Rhine-Meuse delta, central Netherlands). In: C.R. Fielding (Editor), Current Research in Fluvial Sedimentology. Sedimentary Geology, 85: 203-219.

Törnqvist, T.E., De Jong, A.F.M., Oosterbaan, W.A. and Van der Borg, K., 1992. Accurate dating of organic deposits by AMS 14C measurement of macrofossils. Radiocarbon, 34: 566-577.

Dijkmans, J.W.A. and Törnqvist, T.E., 1991. Modern periglacial eolian deposits and landforms in the Søndre Strømfjord area, West Greenland and their palaeoenvironmental implications. Meddelelser om Grønland, Geoscience, 25: 1-39.

Janssen, C.R. and Törnqvist, T.E., 1991. The role of scale in the biostratigraphy and chronostratigraphy of the Holocene Series in The Netherlands. The Holocene, 1: 112-120.

Törnqvist, T.E., 1990. Fluvial activity, human activity and vegetation (2300-600 yr BP) near a residual channel in the Tielerwaard (central Netherlands). Berichten van de Rijksdienst voor het Oudheidkundig Bodemonderzoek, 40: 223-241.


recent abstracts
Hijma, M.P., Törnqvist, T.E., Hu, P., González, J.L., Hill, D.F., Horton, B.P. and Engelhart, S.E., , 2011. A new Holocene sea-level database for the US Gulf Coast: Improving constraints for past and future sea levels. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Li, Y., Törnqvist, T.E., Kohl, B. and Kuykendall, J., 2011. Accelerating sea-level rise and coastal marsh stability: Insights from an early Holocene stratigraphic record. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Törnqvist, T.E. and Hijma, M.P., 2011. On early Holocene ice-sheet/sea-level interactions. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Shen, Z., Törnqvist, T.E., Dawers, N.H., Gasparini, N.M., Milne, G.A. and Mauz, B., 2011. Quantifying late Pleistocene lithospheric flexure and fault movements in the Mississippi Delta. American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, San Francisco, California, USA.

Törnqvist, T.E., 2011. Early Holocene ice-sheet/sea-level interactions: An underutilized analog for the future? 18th INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland.

Hijma, M.P., Li, Y., Cohen, K.M. and Törnqvist, T.E., 2011. Magnitude and timing of the sea-level jumps preluding the 8.2 ka climate event. 18th INQUA Congress, Bern, Switzerland.