• 3046 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
1988 …2021
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Research Output 1988 2018

  • 3046 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
  • 69 Article
  • 5 Chapter
  • 1 Conference contribution
2018

Advancing models of facies variability and lacustrine source rock accumulation in rifts: Implications for exploration

Scholz, C. A. Jan 1 2018 Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE/AAPG Africa Energy and Technology Conference 2016. Society of Petroleum Engineers, p. 1-4 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Offshore oil wells
Petroleum reservoir evaluation
Geologic models
Sedimentology
Petroleum engineering

A late Wisconsin (32–10k cal a BP) history of pluvials, droughts and vegetation in the Pacific south-west United States (Lake Elsinore, CA)

Kirby, M. E., Heusser, L., Scholz, C., Ramezan, R., Anderson, M. A., Markle, B., Rhodes, E., Glover, K. C., Fantozzi, J., Hiner, C., Price, B. & Rangel, H. Feb 1 2018 In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 33, 2, p. 238-254 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

vegetation dynamics
Younger Dryas
late glacial
insolation
Last Glacial Maximum
2017
1 Citations

Late Quaternary TEX86 paleotemperatures from the world’s largest desert lake, Lake Turkana, Kenya

Morrissey, A., Scholz, C. A. & Russell, J. M., Jan 18 2017, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of Paleolimnology. p. 1-15 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paleotemperature
Kenya
deserts
desert
lakes
sediment analysis
clastic sediment
skewness
deconvolution
depositional environment
4 Citations

Surface wave imaging of the weakly extended Malawi Rift from ambient-noise and teleseismic Rayleigh waves from onshore and lake-bottom seismometers

Accardo, N. J., Gaherty, J. B., Shillington, D. J., Ebinger, C. J., Nyblade, A. A., Mbogoni, G. J., Chindandali, P. R. N., Ferdinand, R. W., Mulibo, G. D., Kamihanda, G., Keir, D., Scholz, C., Selway, K., O'Donnell, J. P., Tepp, G., Gallacher, R., Mtelela, K., Salima, J. & Mruma, A., Jun 1 2017, In : Geophysical Journal International. 209, 3, p. 1892-1905 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Geologic models
Seismographs
Seismology
seismic noise
2016
5 Citations
graben
faulting
border
lake level
basin evolution
4 Citations

Acquisition of a unique onshore/offshore geophysical and geochemical dataset in the northern Malawi (Nyasa) rift

Shillington, D. J. , Gaherty, J. B. , Ebinger, C. J. , Scholz, C. A. , Selway, K. , Nyblade, A. A. , Bedrosian, P. A. , Class, C. , Nooner, S. L. , Pritchard, M. E. , Elliott, J. , Chindandali, P. R. N. , Mbogoni, G. , Ferdinand, R. W. , Boniface, N. , Manya, S. , Kamihanda, G. , Saria, E. , Mulibo, G. , Salima, J. & 23 others Mruma, A., Kalindekafe, L., Accardo, N. J., Ntambila, D., Kachingwe, M., Mesko, G. T., McCartney, T., Maquay, M., O'Donnell, J. P., Tepp, G., Mtelela, K., Trinhammer, P., Wood, D., Aaron, E., Gibaud, M., Rapa, M., Pfeifer, C., Mphepo, F., Gondwe, D., Arroyo, G., Eddy, C., Kamoga, B. & Moshi, M., Nov 1 2016, In : Seismological Research Letters. 87, 6, p. 1406-1416 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
acquisition
seismic data
seismic reflection
magmatism
14 Citations

A progressively wetter climate in southern East Africa over the past 1.3 million years

Johnson, T. C., Werne, J. P., Brown, E. T., Abbott, A., Berke, M., Steinman, B. A., Halbur, J., Contreras, S., Grosshuesch, S., Deino, A., Scholz, C. A., Lyons, R. P., Schouten, S. & Damsté, J. S. S., Aug 10 2016, In : Nature. 537, 7619, p. 220-224 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Southern Africa
Malawi
Eastern Africa
Ice
Climate
3 Citations

CO2 and fire influence tropical ecosystem stability in response to climate change

Shanahan, T. M., Hughen, K. A., McKay, N. P., Overpeck, J. T., Scholz, C. A., Gosling, W. D., Miller, C. S., Peck, J. A., King, J. W. & Heil, C. W., Jul 18 2016, In : Scientific Reports. 6, 29587

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

climate change
woodland
grassland
woody plant
aridity
3 Citations

Implications of structural inheritance in oblique rift zones for basin compartmentalization: Nkhata Basin, Malawi Rift (EARS)

Mortimer, E. J., Paton, D. A., Scholz, C. A. & Strecker, M. R., Apr 1 2016, In : Marine and Petroleum Geology. 72, p. 110-121 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
African rift system
compartmentalization
rift zone
basin
2015
29 Citations

Continuous 1.3-million-year record of East African hydroclimate, and implications for patterns of evolution and biodiversity

Lyons, R. P., Scholz, C. A., Cohen, A. S., King, J. W., Brown, E. T., Ivory, S. J., Johnson, T. C., Deino, A. L., Reinthal, P. N., McGlue, M. M. & Blome, M. W., Dec 22 2015, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 112, 51, p. 15568-15573 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biodiversity
Lakes
Climate
Malawi
Ecosystem
13 Citations

Evolution of the Kivu Rift, East Africa: Interplay among tectonics, sedimentation and magmatism

Wood, D. A., Zal, H. J., Scholz, C. A., Ebinger, C. J. & Nizere, I., 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Basin Research.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magmatism
sedimentation
tectonics
lake
basin
2 Citations

Organic sedimentation in modern lacustrine systems: A case study from Lake Malawi, East Africa

Ellis, G. S., Katz, B. J., Scholz, C. A. & Swart, P. K. 2015 In : Special Paper of the Geological Society of America. 515, p. 19-47 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

total organic carbon
sedimentation
lake
organic matter
sediment
1 Citations

Stratigraphic framework and lake level history of Lake Kivu, East African Rift

Wood, D. A. & Scholz, C. A., Jun 1 2015, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of African Earth Sciences.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lake level
lake
history
basin
desiccation
91 Citations

The time-transgressive termination of the African humid period

Shanahan, T. M., Mckay, N. P., Hughen, K. A., Overpeck, J. T., Otto-Bliesner, B., Heil, C. W., King, J., Scholz, C. A. & Peck, J., Feb 17 2015, In : Nature Geoscience. 8, 2, p. 140-144 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

monsoon
hydrogen isotope
summer
radiative forcing
wax
12 Citations

Turbidite systems of lacustrine rift basins: Examples from the Lake Kivu and Lake Albert rifts, East Africa

Zhang, X. & Scholz, C. A., Jul 5 2015, In : Sedimentary Geology. 325, p. 177-191 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

turbidite
lake
basin
sediment wave
turbidity current
2014
12 Citations

Climatic control of the late Quaternary turbidite sedimentology of Lake Kivu, East Africa: Implications for deep mixing and geologic hazards

Zhang, X., Scholz, C. A., Hecky, R. E., Wood, D. A., Zal, H. J. & Ebinger, C. J., 2014, In : Geology. 42, 9, p. 811-814 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

turbidite
sedimentology
hazard
lake
degassing
6 Citations

Lacustrine carbonates from Lake Turkana, Kenya: A depositional model of carbonates in an extensional basin

Hargrave, J. E., Hicks, M. K. & Scholz, C. A., 2014, In : Journal of Sedimentary Research. 84, 3, p. 224-237 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

carbonate
lake
basin
mudstone
lithology
19 Citations

Paleohydrology of Lake Turkana and its influence on the Nile River system

Morrissey, A. & Scholz, C. A. Jun 1 2014 In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 403, p. 88-100 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Nile River
paleohydrology
river system
lakes
lake
2013
18 Citations

Age models for long lacustrine sediment records using multiple dating approaches - An example from Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana

Shanahan, T. M., Peck, J. A., McKay, N., Heil, C. W., King, J., Forman, S. L., Hoffmann, D. L., Richards, D. A., Overpeck, J. T. & Scholz, C., Feb 2013, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 15, p. 47-60 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lacustrine deposit
lake
chronology
sedimentary sequence
paleoclimate

Extracting paleoclimate signals from sediment laminae: An automated 2-D image processing method

Gan, S. Q. & Scholz, C. A. 2013 In : Computers and Geosciences. 52, p. 345-355 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

paleoclimate
image processing
Lakes
Sediments
Image processing
10 Citations

Spatial and temporal variability in sedimentological and geochemical properties of sediments from an anoxic crater lake in West Africa: Implications for paleoenvironmental reconstructions

Shanahan, T. M., McKay, N., Overpeck, J. T., Peck, J. A., Scholz, C., Heil, C. W. & King, J., Mar 15 2013, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 374, p. 96-109 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

crater lake
lake level
Western Africa
lakes
sediments
2012
23 Citations

Continental Rift Basins: The East African Perspective

Ebinger, C. & Scholz, C. A., Jan 30 2012, Tectonics of Sedimentary Basins: Recent Advances. John Wiley and Sons, p. 183-208 26 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

rift zone
rifting
magmatism
sedimentation
crustal movement
20 Citations

Late Quaternary sedimentological and climate changes at Lake Bosumtwi Ghana: New constraints from laminae analysis and radiocarbon age modeling

Shanahan, T. M., Beck, J. W., Overpeck, J. T., McKay, N. P., Pigati, J. S., Peck, J. A., Scholz, C. A., Heil, C. W. & King, J., Nov 15 2012, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 361-362, p. 49-60 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ghana
climate change
lakes
lake
modeling
2 Citations

Scientific drilling in the East African rift lakes: A strategic planning workshop

Russell, J. M., Cohen, A. S., Johnson, T. C. & Scholz, C. A., Sep 2012, In : Scientific Drilling. 14, p. 49-54 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Strategic planning
Lakes
Drilling
2011
13 Citations

An energy-balance hydrologic model for the Lake Malawi Rift Basin, East Africa

Lyons, R. P., Kroll, C. N. & Scholz, C. A., Jan 2011, In : Global and Planetary Change. 75, 1-2, p. 83-97 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

energy balance
lake
lake level
basin
water depth
51 Citations

Late Quaternary stratigraphic analysis of the Lake Malawi Rift, East Africa: An integration of drill-core and seismic-reflection data

Lyons, R. P., Scholz, C. A., Buoniconti, M. R. & Martin, M. R., Apr 1 2011, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 303, 1-4, p. 20-37 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lake Malawi
lake level
Eastern Africa
seismic reflection
basins
14 Citations

Lithostratigraphy, physical properties and organic matter variability in Lake Malawi Drillcore sediments over the past 145,000years

Scholz, C. A., Talbot, M. R., Brown, E. T. & Lyons, R. P., Apr 1 2011, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 303, 1-4, p. 38-50 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lake Malawi
lithostratigraphy
physical properties
physical property
organic matter
45 Citations
Lake Malawi
drilling
rift zone
Eastern Africa
Southern Africa
3 Citations
Lake Malawi
drilling
Eastern Africa
Southern Hemisphere
tropics
46 Citations

Tropical East African climate change and its relation to global climate: A record from Lake Tanganyika, Tropical East Africa, over the past 90+kyr

Burnett, A. P., Soreghan, M. J., Scholz, C. A. & Brown, E. T., Apr 1 2011, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 303, 1-4, p. 155-167 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lake Tanganyika
Eastern Africa
global climate
climate change
climate
2010
1 Citations

Coping with Lake Kivu, East Africa

Johnson, T. C. & Scholz, C. A., 2010, In : Eos. 91, 30, p. 264 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lake
deep water
carbon dioxide
gas
overturn
2009
194 Citations

Atlantic forcing of persistent drought in West Africa

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Anchukaitis, K. J., Beck, J. W., Cole, J. E., Dettman, D. L., Peck, J. A., Scholz, C. A. & King, J. W., Apr 17 2009, In : Science. 324, 5925, p. 377-380 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Western Africa
Droughts
Ghana
Temperature
Lakes
2008
8 Citations

Abrupt changes in the water balance of tropical West Africa during the late quaternary

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Scholz, C. A., Beck, J. W., Peck, J. & King, J. W., Jun 27 2008, In : Journal of Geophysical Research D: Atmospheres. 113, 12, D12108

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

circulation modeling
water balance
Drought
Western Africa
drought
1 Citations

Reply to comment by Yannick Garcin on "Abrupt change in tropical African climate linked to the bipolar seesaw over the past 55,000 years"

Brown, E. T., Johnson, T. C., Scholz, C. A., Cohen, A. S. & King, J. W., Feb 28 2008, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 35, 4, L04702

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Greenland
intertropical convergence zone
MIS (semiconductors)
Younger Dryas
lakes
31 Citations

The formation of biogeochemical laminations in Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana, and their usefulness as indicators of past environmental changes

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Beck, J. W., Wheeler, C. W., Peck, J. A., King, J. W. & Scholz, C. A., Jul 2008, In : Journal of Paleolimnology. 40, 1, p. 339-355 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

varve
environmental indicators
laminae (animals)
lamination
Ghana
2007
81 Citations

Abrupt change in tropical African climate linked to the bipolar seesaw over the past 55,000 years

Brown, E. T., Johnson, T. C., Scholz, C. A., Cohen, A. S. & King, J. W., Oct 28 2007, In : Geophysical Research Letters. 34, 20, L20702

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Malawi
Greenland
climate
warming
sediments
43 Citations

An international and multidisciplinary drilling project into a young complex impact structure: The 2004 ICDP Bosumtwi Crater Drilling Project - An overview

Koeberl, C., Milkereit, B., Overpeck, J. T., Scholz, C. A., Amoako, P. Y. O., Boamah, D., Danuor, S. K., Karp, T., Kueck, J., Hecky, R. E., King, J. W. & Peack, J. A., Apr 2007, In : Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 42, 4-5, p. 483-511 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

impact structure
drilling
craters
crater
impactite
254 Citations

East African megadroughts between 135 and 75 thousand years ago and bearing on early-modern human origins

Scholz, C. A., Johnson, T. C., Cohen, A. S., King, J. W., Peck, J. A., Overpeck, J. T., Talbot, M. R., Brown, E. T., Kalindekafe, L., Amoako, P. Y. O., Lyons, R. P., Shanahan, T. M., Castañeda, I. S., Heil, C. W., Forman, S. L., McHargue, L. R., Beuning, K. R., Gomez, J. & Pierson, J., Oct 16 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 42, p. 16416-16421 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lakes
Eastern Africa
Climate Change
Tropical Climate
Geologic Sediments
169 Citations

Ecological consequences of early Late Pleistocene megadroughts in tropical Africa

Cohen, A. S., Stone, J. R., Beuning, K. R. M., Park, L. E., Reinthal, P. N., Dettman, D., Scholz, C. A., Johnson, T. C., King, J. W., Talbot, M. R., Brown, E. T. & Ivory, S. J., Oct 16 2007, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 104, 42, p. 16422-16427 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Lakes
Malawi
Fossils
Salinity
Invertebrates
12 Citations

In situ seismic measurements in borehole LB-08A in the Bosumtwi impact structure, Ghana: Preliminary interpretation

Schmitt, D. R., Milkereit, B., Karp, T., Scholz, C., Danuor, S., Meillieux, D. & Welz, M., Apr 2007, In : Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 42, 4-5, p. 755-768 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ghana
impact structure
hard rock
boreholes
seismic reflection
26 Citations

Orthogonal to oblique rifting: Effect of rift basin orientation in the evolution of the North basin, Malawi Rift, East Africa

Mortimer, E., Paton, D. A., Scholz, C. A., Strecker, M. R. & Blisniuk, P., Sep 2007, In : Basin Research. 19, 3, p. 393-407 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

rifting
basin
foliation
travel time
seismic reflection
39 Citations

Simulating the response of a closed-basin lake to recent climate changes in tropical West Africa (Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana)

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Sharp, W. E., Scholz, C. A. & Arko, J. A., Jun 30 2007, In : Hydrological Processes. 21, 13, p. 1678-1691 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lake level
climate change
lake
energy budget
cloud cover
6 Citations

Structure and morphology of the Bosumtwi impact structure from seismic reflection data

Scholz, C. A., Karp, T. & Lyons, R. P., Apr 2007, In : Meteoritics and Planetary Science. 42, 4-5, p. 549-560 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

impact structure
lakes
seismic reflection
uplift
lake
2006
25 Citations

Facies architecture of flexual margin lowstand delta deposits in Lake Edward, East African rift: Constraints from seismic reflection imaging

McGlue, M. M., Scholz, C. A., Karp, T., Ongodia, B. & Lezzar, K. E., May 2006, In : Journal of Sedimentary Research. 76, 6, p. 942-958 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lowstand
seismic reflection
lake
lake level
incised valley
99 Citations

Paleoclimatic variations in West Africa from a record of late Pleistocene and Holocene lake level stands of Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana

Shanahan, T. M., Overpeck, J. T., Wheeler, C. W., Beck, J. W., Pigati, J. S., Talbot, M. R., Scholz, C. A., Peck, J. & King, J. W., Dec 8 2006, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 242, 3-4, p. 287-302 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ghana
lake level
Western Africa
Holocene
Pleistocene
2005
27 Citations

Late-Quaternary lowstands of lake Bosumtwi, Ghana: Evidence from high-resolution seismic-reflection and sediment-core data

Brooks, K., Scholz, C. A., King, J. W., Peck, J., Overpeck, J. T., Russell, J. M. & Amoako, P. Y. O., Feb 1 2005, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 216, 3-4, p. 235-249 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

lowstand
Ghana
lake level
seismic reflection
sediment core
seismic stratigraphy
Stratigraphy
natural hazard
lake level
paleoclimate
2004
74 Citations

A magnetic mineral record of Late Quaternary tropical climate variability from Lake Bosumtwi, Ghana

Peck, J. A., Green, R. R., Shanahan, T., King, J. W., Overpeck, J. T. & Scholz, C. A., Dec 2 2004, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 215, 1-2, p. 37-57 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

magnetic mineral
Ghana
tropics
minerals
lakes
2003
56 Citations

Paleolimnology of Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, over the past 100 k yr

Scholz, C. A., King, J. W., Ellis, G. S., Swart, P. K., Stager, J. C. & Colman, S. M., Aug 2003, In : Journal of Paleolimnology. 30, 2, p. 139-150 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Paleolimnology
paleolimnology
Lake Tanganyika
Eastern Africa
coolers