Maccali, J., Meckler, A. N., Lauritzen, S.-E., Brekken, T., Rokkan, H. A., Fernandez, A., Krüger, Y., Adigun, J., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M. Multi-proxy speleothem-based reconstruction of mid-MIS 3 climate in South Africa, Climate of the Past,, in review

Arosio, T., Affolter, S., Nicolussi, K., Sigl, M., Ziehmer-Wenz, M. M., Schlüchter, C., Schaad, E., Stähli, R., Leuenberger, M. C. Variable response in Alpine tree-ring stable isotopes following volcanic eruptions in the tropics and Iceland, Geosciences, 2022 (

Weissbach, T., Kluge, T., Affolter, S., Leuenberger, M. C., Vonhof, H., Riechelmann, D. F.C., Fohlmeister, J., Juhl, M.-C., Hemmer, B., Warken, S. F., Schmidt, M., Frank, N., Aeschbach, W. Constraints for precise and accurate fluid inclusion stable isotope analysis using water-vapour saturated CRDS techniques. Chemical geology, 2022 (

Troch J., S. Affolter, C. Harris, S. M. Bernasconi, M. Leuenberger, “Oxygen and hydrogen isotope analysis of experimentally generated magmatic and metamorphic aqueous fluids using laser spectroscopy (WS-CRDS)”, Chemical geology, 584, 120487, 2021 (

Affolter S., M. Leuenberger, "Challenges in the direct determination of 17Oexcess in microliter amount of water extracted from speleothem fluid inclusions”, Frontiers in Earth Sciences, 9:612436, 2021 (doi: 10.3389/feart.2021.612436)

Affolter S., M. Schibig, T. Berhanu, N. Bukowiecki, M. Steinbacher, P. Nyfeler, M. Hervo, J. Lauper, M. Leuenberger, “Assessing local COcontamination revealed by two near-by high altitude records at Jungfraujoch, Switzerland”, Environmental Research Letters, 16, 044037, 2021 (

Bukowiecki N., B. Brem, G. Wehrle, G. Močnik, S. Affolter, M. Leuenberger, M. Collaud Coen, M. Hervo, U. Baltensperger, M. Gysel-Beer, “Elucidating local pollution and site representativeness at the Jungfraujoch, Switzerland through parallel aerosol measurement at an adjacent mountain ridge”, Environmental Research Communications, 3, 021001, 2021 (

Affolter S., P. Steinmann, F. Aemisegger, R. Purtschert, M. Leuenberger, “Origin and percolation times of Milandre Cave drip water determined by tritium time series and beryllium-7 data from Switzerland”, Journal of Environmental Radioactivity, 222, 106346, 2020 (link)

Ghadiri, E., S. Affolter, M. S. Brennwald, D. Fleitmann, A. D. Häuselmann, H. Cheng, C. Maden, M. Leuenberger, R. Kipfer, “Estimation of temperature – altitude gradients during the Pleistocene–Holocene transition from Swiss stalagmites”, Earth and Planetary Science Letters, 544, 116387, 2020 (link)

Nicholson, S. L., A. Pike, R. Hosfield, N. Roberts, D. Sahy, J. Woodhead, H. Cheng, S. Affolter, M. Leuenberger, S. J. Burns, A. Matter, D. Fleitmann, “Pluvial periods in Southern Arabia over the last 1.1 million-years”, Quaternary Science Reviews, 229, 106112, 2020 (link)

Affolter S., A. Häuselmann, D. Fleitmann, R. L. Edwards, H. Cheng, M. Leuenberger, “Central Europe temperature constrained by speleothem fluid inclusion water isotopes”, Science Advances, 5, eaav3809, 2019 (link)

Fischer, H., K.J. Meissner, A.C. Mix, N.J. Abram, J. Austermann, V. Brovkin, E. Capron, D. Colombaroli, A.-L. Daniau, K.A. Dyez, T. Felis, S.A. Finkelstein, S.L. Jaccard, E.L. McClymont, A. Rovere, J. Sutter, E.W. Wolff, S. Affolter, P. Bakker, J.A. Ballesteros-Cánovas, C. Barbante, T. Caley, A.E. Carlson, O. Churakova, G. Cortese, B.F. Cumming, B.A.S. Davis, A. de Vernal, J. Emile-Geay, S.C. Fritz, P. Gierz, J. Gottschalk, M.D. Holloway, F. Joos, M. Kucera, M.-F. Loutre, D.J. Lunt, K. Marcisz, J.R. Marlon, P. Martinez, V. Masson-Delmotte, C. Nehrbass-Ahles, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, C.C. Raible, B. Risebrobakken, M.F. Sánchez Goñi, J. Saleem Arrigo, M. Sarnthein, J. Sjolte, T.F. Stocker, P.A. Velasquez Alvárez, W. Tinner, H. Vogel, H. Wanner, Q. Yan, Z. Yu, M. Ziegler, L. Zhou, "Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond ", Nature Geoscience, 11, 474-485, 2018 (link)

Pärn, J., S. Affolter, J. Ivask, S. Johnson, K. Kirsimäe, M. Leuenberger, T. Martma, V. Raidla, S. Schloemer, H. Sepp, R. Vaikmäe, K. Walraevens, "Redox zonation and organic matter oxidation in palaeogroundwater of glacial origin from the Baltic Artesian Basin", Chemical Geology, 488, 149-161, 2018 (link)

Affolter, S., A. D. Häuselmann, D. Fleitmann, P. Häuselmann, M. Leuenberger, "Triple isotope (δD, d17O, δ18O) study on precipitation, drip water and speleothem fluid inclusions for a central European cave (NW Switzerland)", Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 73-89, 2015 (link)

Meckler, A. N., S. Affolter, Y. V. Dublyanski, Y. Krüger, N. Vogel, S. M. Bernasconi, M. Frenz, R. Kipfer, M. Leuenberger, C. Spötl, S. Carolin, K. M. Cobb, J. Moerman, J. F. Adkins, D. Fleitmann, "Glacial-interglacial temperature change in the tropical West Pacific: A comparison of stalagmite-based paleo-thermometers", Quaternary Science Reviews, 127, 90-116, 2015 (link)

Affolter, S., D. Fleitmann, M. Leuenberger, "New online method for water isotope analysis of speleothem fluid inclusions using laser absorption spectroscopy (WS-CRDS)", Climate of the Past, 10, 1291-1304, 2014 (link)