(Bold=group member; *Student or postdoc author)


  • *Tanioka, T. and K. Matsumoto, Effects of incorporating age-specific traits of zooplankton into a marine ecosystem model, Ecological Modelling, 368, doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2017.11.024, 2018.


  • Chiang, J.H., K. Tokos, and S. Lee, and K. Matsumoto, Contrasting impacts of the South Pacific Split Jet and the Southern Annular Mode modulation on Southern Ocean circulation and biogeochemistry, Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, 33, doi:10.1002/2017PA003229, 2018.


  • *McKinney, P.J., K. Tokos, and K. Matsumoto, Modeling nearshore-offshore exchange in Lake Superior, PLoS ONE 13(2), doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0193183, 2018.


  • *Tanioka, T. and K. Matsumoto, Buffering of ocean carbon export production by flexible elemental stoichiometry, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, doi:10.1002/2017GB005670, 2017.


  • Matsumoto, K., Tantalizing evidence for the glacial North Atlantic bottom water, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, doi:10.1073/pnas.1701563114, 2017.



  • Matsumoto, K.K. Tokos, and *C. Gregory, Ventilation and dissolved oxygen cycle in Lake Superior: Insights from a numerical model, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 16, doi:10.1002/2015GC005916, 2015PDF


  • Chase, Z., K. Kohfeld, and K. Matsumoto, Controls on biogenic silica burial in the Southern Ocean, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 29, doi:10.1002/2015GB005186, 2015. PDF


  • Kawahata, H., R. Nomura, K. Matsumoto, and H. Nishi, Linkage of deep sea rapid acidification process and extinction of benthic foraminifera in the deep sea at the Paleocene/Eocene transition, Island Arc, doi:10.1111/iar12106, 2015. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., Z. Chase, and K. Kohfeld, Different mechanisms of silicic acid leakage and their biogeochemical consequences, Paleoceanography, 29, doi:10.1002/2013PA002588, 2014. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K. and Y. Yokoyama, Atmospheric D14C reduction in simulations of Atlantic overturning circulation shutdown, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 27, 1-9, doi:10.1002/gbc.20035, 2013. PDF


  • Zickfeld, K., M. Eby, K. Alexander, A.J. Weaver, E. Crespin, T. Fichefet, H. Goosse, G. Philippon-Berthier, N.R. Edwards, P.B. Holden, A.V. Eliseev, I. Mokhov, G. Feulner, H. Kienert, M. Perrette, C.E. Forest, P. Friedlingstein, F. Joos, R. Spahni, M. Steinacher, M. Kawamiya, K. Tachiiri, D. Kicklighter, E. Monier, A. Schlosser, A. Sokolov, K. Matsumoto, K.S. Tokos, S.M. Olsen, J.O.P. Pedersen, A. Ridgwell, G. Shaffer, M. Yoshimori, N. Zeng, and F. Zhao, Long-term climate change commitment and reversibility: An EMIC intercomparison, Journal of Climate, 26, 5782-5809, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00584.1, 2013. PDF


  • Eby, M., A.J. Weaver, K. Alexander, K. Zickfeld, A. Abe-Ouchi, A.A. Cimatoribus, E. Crespin, S.S. Drijfhout, N.R. Edwards, A.V. Eliseev, G. Feulner, T. Fichefet, C.E. Forest, H. Goosse, P.B. Holden, F. Joos, M. Kawamiya, D. Kicklighter, H. Kienert, K. Matsumoto, I.I. Mokhov, E. Monier, S.M. Olsen, J.O.P. Pedersen, M. Perrette, G. Philippon-Berthier, A. Ridgwell, A. Schlosser, T.S.v. Deimling, G. Shaffer, R.S. Smith, R. Spahni, A.P. Sokolov, M. Steinacher, K. Tachiiri, K. Tokos, M. Yoshimori, N. Zeng, and F. Zhao, Historical and idealized climate model experiments: An EMIC intercomparison, Climate of the Past, 9, 1111-1140, doi:10.5194/cp-9-1111-2013, 2013. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K. and B. McNeil, Decoupled response of ocean acidification to variations in climate sensitivity, Journal of Climate, 26, 1764-1771, doi:10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00290.1, 2013. PDF


  • Joos, F., R. Roth, J.S. Fuglestvedt, G.P. Peters, I.G. Enting, W.v. Bloh, V. Brovkin, E.J. Burke, M. Eby, N.R. Edwards, T. Friedrich, T.L. Frolicher, P.R. Halloran, P.B. Holden, C. Jones, T. Kleinen, F. Mackenzie, K. Matsumoto, M. Meinshausen, G.-K. Plattner, A. Reisinger, J. Segschneider, G. Shaffer, M. Steinacher, K. Strassmann, K. Tanaka, A. Timmermann, and A.J. Weaver, Carbon dioxide and climate impulse response functions for the computation of greenhouse gas metrics: A multi-model model analysis, Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 13, 2793-2285, doi:10.5194/acp-13-2793-2013, 2013. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., K. Tokos, *A. Huston, and *H. Joy-Warren, MEMOS 2: A mechanistic marine silica cycle and coupling to a simple terrestrial scheme, Geoscientific Model Development, 6, 477-494, doi:10.5194/gmd-6-477-2013, 2013. PDF



  • Weaver, A., J. Sedlacek, M. Eby, K. Alexander, E. Crespin, T. Fichefet, G. Philippon-Berthier, F. Joos, M. Kawamiya, K. Matsumoto, M. Steinacher, K. Tachiiri, K. Tokos, M. Yoshimori, and K. Zickfeld, Stability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation: A model intercomparison, Geophysical Research Letters, 39, L20709, doi:10.1029/2012GL053763, 2012. PDF


  • *McKinney, P., B. Holt, and K. Matsumoto, Small eddies observed in Lake Superior using SAR and sea surface temperature data, J. Great Lakes Research, 38, 786-797, 2012. PDF


  • *Ushie, H. and K. Matsumoto, The role of shelf nutrients on glacial-interglacial CO2: A negative feedback, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 26, GB2039, 2012. PDF


  • *White, B. and K. Matsumoto, Causal mechanisms of the deep chlorophyll maximum in Lake Superior: A numerical modeling investigation, J. Great Lakes Research, 38, 504-513, 2012.PDF


  • Sano, Y., S. Kobayashi, N. Takahata, K. Matsumoto, T. Watanabe, K. Sowa, and K. Iwai, Past daily light cycle recorded in strontium/calcium ratios of giant clam shell, Nature Communications, 3:761: doi:10.1038/ncomms1763, 2012. PDF


  • *White, B., J. Austin, and K. Matsumoto, A three dimensional model of Lake Superior with ice and biogeochemistry, J. Great Lakes Research, 38, 1, 61-71, 2012. PDF



  • Lee, S., J. H. Chiang, K. Matsumoto, and K. Tokos, Southern Ocean wind response to North Atlantic cooling and the rise in atmospheric CO2: Modeling perspective and paleoceanographic implications, Paleoceanography, 26, PA1214, doi:10.1029/2010PA002004, 2011. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., K. Tokos, M. O. Chikamoto, and A. Ridgwell, Characterizing postindustrial changes in the ocean carbon cycle in an Earth system model, Tellus, 62B, 296-313, 2010. PDF


  • *Sun, X. and K. Matsumoto, Effects of sea ice on atmospheric pCO2: A revised view and implications for glacial and future climates, J. Geophysical Research, 115, G02015, doi:10.1029/2009JG001023, 2010. PDF



  • Archer, D., M. Eby, V. Brovkin, A. Ridgwell, L. Cao, U. Mikolajewicz, K. Caldeira, K. Matsumoto, G. Munhoven, A. Montenegro, and K. Tokos, Atmospheric lifetime of fossil fuel carbon dioxide, Annual Review of Earth and Planetary Sciences, 37, 117-134, 2009. PDF


  • Cao, L., M. Eby, A. Ridgwell, K. Caldeira, D. Archer, A. Ishida, F. Joos, K. Matsumoto, U. Mikolajewicz, A. Mouchet, J. C. Orr, G.-K. Plattner, R. Schlitzer, K. Tokos, I. Totterdell, T. Tschumi, Y. Yamanaka, and A. Yool, The role of ocean transport in the uptake of anthropogenic CO2, Biogeosciences, 6, 375-390, 2009. PDF


  • *Chikamoto, M., K. Matsumoto, Y. Yamanaka, Influence of export rain ratio changes on atmospheric CO2 and sedimentary calcite preservation, J. Oceanography, 65, 209-221, 2009. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., K. Tokos, A. Price, S. Cox, First description of the Minnesota Earth System Model for Ocean biogeochemistry (MESMO 1.0), Geoscientific Model Development, 1, 1-15, 2008. PDF


  • *Chikamoto, M., K. Matsumoto, and A. Ridgwell, Response of deep-sea CaCO3 sedimentation to Atlantic meridional overturning circulation shutdown, J. Geophysical Research, 113, G03017, doi:10.1029/2007JG000669, 2008. PDF


  • *Nusbaumer, J. and K. Matsumoto, Climate and carbon cycle changes under the overshoot scenario, Global and Planetary Change, 62, 164-172, 2008. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K. and J. Sarmiento, A corollary to the silicic acid leakage hypothesis, Paleoceanography, 23, PA2203, doi:10.1029/2007PA001515, 2008. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., Biology-mediated temperature control on atmospheric pCO2 and ocean biogeochemistry, Geophysical Research Letters, 34, L20605, doi:10.1029/2007GL031301, 2007. PDF


  • *Yamamura, M., H. Kawahata, K., Matsumoto, and R. Takashima, H. Nishi, Paleoceanography of the northwest Pacific during the Albian, Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, doi:10.1016/paleo.2007.07.002, 2007. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., Radiocarbon-based circulation age of the world oceans, J. Geophysical Research, 112, C09004, doi:10.1029/2007JC004095, 2007. PDF


  • Najjar, R.G., X. Jin, F. Louanchi, O. Aumont, K. Caldeira, S. C. Doney, J.-C. Dutay, M. Follows, N. Gruber, F. Joos, K. Lindsay, E. Maier-Reimer, R. J. Matear, K. Matsumoto, P. Monfray, A. Mouchet, J. C. Orr, G. K. Plattner, J. L. Sarmiento, R. Schlitzer, M. F. Weirig, Y. Yamanaka and A. Yool, Impact of circulation on export production, dissolved organic matter and dissolved oxygen in the ocean: Results from OCMIP-2, Global Biogeochemical Cycles 21, GB3007, doi:10.1029/2006GB002857, 2007. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., T. Hashioka, and Y. Yamanaka, The effect of temperature dependent organic carbon decay on atmospheric pCO2, J. Geophysical Research, 112, G02007, doi:10.1029/2006JG000187, 2007. PDF


  • Contributing author to Jansen, E., J. Overpeck, and others, Paleoclimate, Chapter 6 in Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of WG1 to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, edited by S. Solomon and others. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, USA, 2007. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., Model simulations of carbon sequestration in the northwest Pacific by patch fertilization, J. Oceanography, 62, 887-902, 2006. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., A psychological effect of having a viable sequestration strategey, Carbon Balance and Management, 1(4), doi:10.1186/1750-0680, 1-4, 2006. PDF



  • Wolff, E.W., C. Kull, J. Chappellaz, H. Fischer, H. Miller, T.F. Stocker, A.J. Watson, B. Flower, F. Joos, P. Kohler, K. Matsumoto, E. Monnin, M. Mudelsee, D. Paillard, and N. Shackleton, Modeling past atmospheric CO2: Results of a challenge, EOS, 86(38), pp.341/345, 20 September, 2005. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K. and N. Gruber, How accurate is the estimation of anthropogenic carbon in the ocean? An evaluation of the DC* method, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 19, GB3014, doi:10.1029/2004GB002397, 2005. PDF supplemental materials


  • Matsumoto, K. and B.K. Mignone, Model simulations of carbon sequestration in the northwest Pacific by direct injection, J. Oceanography, 61, 747-760, 2005. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., J.L. Sarmiento, R.M. Key, O. Aumont, J.L. Bullister, K. Caldeira, J.-M. Campin, S.C. Doney, H. Drange, J.-C. Dutay, M. Follows, Y. Gao, A. Gnanadesikan, N. Gruber, A. Ishida, F. Joos, K. Lindsay, E. Maier-Reimer, J.C. Marshall, R.J. Matear, P. Monfray, A. Mouchet, R. Najjar, G.-K. Plattner, R. Schlitzer, R. Slater, P.S. Swathi, I.J. Totterdell, M.-F. Weirig, Y. Yamanaka, A. Yool, and J.C. Orr, Evaluation of ocean carbon cycle models with data-based metrics, Geophysical Research Letters, 31, L07303, doi:10.1029/2003GL018970, 2004. PDF


  • Gnanadesikan, A., J.P. Dunne, R.M. Key, K. Matsumoto, J.L. Sarmiento, R.D. Slater and P.S. Swathi, Oceanic ventilation and biogeochemical cycling: Understanding the physical mechanisms that produce realistic distributions of tracers and productivity, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 18, GB4010, doi:10.1029/2003GB002097, 2004. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K. and R.M. Key, Natural radiocarbon distribution in the deep ocean, in Global environmental change in the ocean and on land, edited by M. Shiyomi and others, Terrapub, Tokyo, pp. 45-58, 2004. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K. and J. Lynch-Stieglitz, Persistence of Gulf Stream separation during the last glacial period: Implications for current separation theories, J. Geophysical Research, 108(C6), 3174, doi:10.1029/2001JC000861, 2003. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., J.L. Sarmiento, and M.A. Brzezinski, Silicic acid "leakage" from the Southern Ocean: A possible explanation for glacial atmospheric pCO2, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16(3), 10.1029/2001GB001442, 2002. PDF [See a Nature review + correction]


  • Brzezinski, M.A., C.J. Pride, V.M. Franck, D.M. Sigman, J.L. Sarmiento, K. Matsumoto, N. Gruber, G.H. Rau, K.H. Coale, A switch from Si(OH)4 to NO3- depletion in the glacial Southern Ocean, Geophysical Research Letters, 29(12), doi:10.1029/2001GL014349, 2002. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., T. Oba, J. Lynch-Stieglitz, and H. Yamamoto, Interior hydrography and circulation of the glacial Pacific Ocean ,Quaternary Science Reviews, 21, 1693-1704, 2002. PDF


  • Sarmiento, J.L., J. Dunne, A. Gnanadesikan, R.M. Key, K. Matsumoto, R.D. Slater, A new estimate of the CaCO3 to organic carbon export ratio, Global Biogeochemical Cycles, 16(4), doi:10.1029/2002GB001919, 2002. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., J. Lynch-Stieglitz, and R.F. Anderson, Similar glacial and Holocene Southern Ocean hydrography, Paleoceanography, 16, 445-454, 2001. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K., W.S. Broecker, E. Clark, D.C. McCorkle, W. Martin, and I. Hajdas, Can deep ocean carbonate preservation history as inferred from atmospheric pCO2 record account for new 14C and %CaCO3 data from Ontong Java Plateau?, Earth Planetary Science Letters, 192/3, 319-329, 2001. PDF



  • Broecker, W.S., K. Matsumoto, E. Clark, I. Hajdas, and G. Bonani, Radiocarbon age differences between coexisting foraminiferal species, Paleoceanography, 14, 431-436, 1999. PDF


  • Matsumoto, K. and J. Lynch-Stieglitz, Similar glacial and Holocene deep water circulation inferred from southeast Pacific benthic foraminiferal carbon isotope composition, Paleoceanography, 14, 149-163, 1999. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., Modeled glacial North Atlantic ice-rafted debris pattern and its sensitivity to various boundary conditions, Paleoceanography, 12, 271-280, 1997. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K., An iceberg drift and decay model to compute the ice-rafted debris and iceberg meltwater flux: Application to the interglacial North Atlantic, Paleoceanography, 11, 729-742, 1996. PDF


  • Wright, H.T., P. Verin, Ramilisonina, D.A. Burney, L.P. Burney, and K. Matsumoto, The evolution of settlement systems in the Bay of Boeny and the Mahavavy River Valley, north-western Madagascar, Azania, 3l, 37-73, 1996. PDF



  • Matsumoto, K. and D.A. Burney, Late Holocene environments at Lake Mitsinjo, northwestern Madagascar, The Holocene, 4, 16-24, 1994. PDF