See also a machine-generated list via Google Scholar. This list up-to-date as of July 2022.

Most papers should be available for free via our Institutional Repository: Colin Goldblatt on UVic Space. Please feel free to get in touch if you need a copy of something but can't get it!

Student/trainee ("HQP") authors are marked * or similar.


C. Abraham* and C. Goldblatt, A satellite climatology of relative humidity profiles and outgoing thermal radiation over Earth's oceans, J. Atmos. Sci., doi:10.1175/JAS-D-21-0270.1

S. Olson, M.F. Jansen, D.S. Abbot, I. Halevy, C. Goldblatt, The effect of ocean salinity on climate and its implications for Earth's habitability, Geophysical Research Letters 49 (10), e2021GL095748


C. Goldblatt, V. MacDonald and K. McCusker, Clouds stabilize Earth's long term climate, Nature Geoscience, 14, 143–150, doi:10.1038/s41561-021-00691-7.


C. Hanneson, C.L. Johnson, A. Mittelholz, M.M. Al Asad and C. Goldblatt, Dependence of the Interplanetary Magnetic Field on Heliocentric Distance at 0.3-1.7 AU: A Six-Spacecraft Study, JGR Space Physics, 125, e2019JA027139, doi:10.1029/2019JA027139.


S.R. Kane, G. Arney D. Crisp, S. Domegal-Goldbman, L.S. Glaze, C. Goldblatt, D. Grinspoon, J.W. Head, A. Lenardic, C. Unterborn, M. Way, K.J. Zahnle, Venus as a Laboratory for Exoplanetary Science, JGR Planets, 124, 2015-2018, doi:10.1029/2019JE005939.


M. Dewey° and C. Goldblatt, Evidence for radiative‐M. Dewey and C. Goldblatt, Evidence for radiative-convective bistability in tropical atmospheres. Geophysical Research Letters, 45. doi:10.1029/2018GL078903.

B. Johnson and C. Goldblatt, EarthN: a new Earth System Nitrogen model, Geochemistry, Geophysics, Geosystems, 19, 2516–2542. doi:10.1029/2017GC007392

C. Goldblatt, Atmospheric Evolution, Encyclopedia of Geochemistry (Editor W. White), Springer, doi:10.1007/978-3-319-39193-9_107-1, arXiv:1710.10557.


B.W. Johnson*, S.W. Poulton and C. Goldblatt, Marine oxygen production and open water supported an active nitrogen cycle during the Marinoan Snowball Earth, Nature Communications, 8, 1316, 2017 doi:10.1038/s41467-017-01453-z.

C. Goldblatt, M. Dewey* and L. Kavenagh*, The Palaeoclimate and Terrestrial Exoplanet Radiative Transfer Model Intercomparison Project (PALAEOTRIP): experimental design and protocols, Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3931-3940, 2017, doi:10.5194/gmd-10-3931-2017.

E. S. Kite, P. Gao, C. Goldblatt, M. A. Mischna, D. P. Mayer & Y. L. Yung, Methane bursts as a trigger for intermittent lake-forming climates on post-Noachian Mars, Nature Geoscience, 10, 737–740, 2017, doi:10.1038/ngeo3033, free access on readcube

B. W. Johnson* and C. Goldblatt, A secular increase in continental crust nitrogen during the Precambrian, Geochemical Perspectives Letters, 4, 24–28, 2017, doi:10.7185/geochemlet.1731.

B.W. Johnson*, N. Drage*, J. Spence, N. Hanson, R. El-Sabaawi, C. Goldblatt, Measurement of geologic nitrogen using mass spectrometry, colorimetry, and a newly adapted fluorometry technique, Solid Earth, 8, 307–318, 2017,

W. B. Moore, A. Lenardic, A. M. Jellinek, C. L. Johnson, C. Goldblatt and R. D. Lorenz, How habitable zones and super-Earths lead us astray, Nature Astronomy, 1, 0043, 2017, doi:10.1038/s41550-017-0043.


S. Domegal-Goldman, K. Wright, and half-the-universe including C. Goldblatt, The astrobiology primer 2.0, Astrobiology, 8, 561-653, 2016, doi:10.1089/ast.2015.1460.

J. Yang, J. Leconte, E.T. Wolf, C. Goldblatt, N. Feldl, T. Merlis, Y. Wang, D.D.B. Koll, F. Ding, F. Forget, and D.S. Abbot, Differences in Water Vapor Radiative Transfer Among 1D Models Can Significantly Affect the Inner Edge of the Habitable Zone, Astrophys. J. 826, 222, 2016. doi:10.3847/0004-637X/826/2/222

C. Goldblatt, Comment on Poulsen et al., "Long-term climate forcing by atmospheric oxygen concentrations", Science, 353, 132, 2016, doi:10.1126/science.aad6976.

B. Johnson* and C. Goldblatt, The nitrogen budget of Earth, Earth Sci. Rev., 148, 150-173, doi:10.1016/j.earscirev.2015.05.006, 2015. [preprint available as arXiv:1505.03813]

C. Goldblatt, The Inhabitance Paradox: how habitability and inhabitance are inseparable, NASA Conference Proceeedings, Comparative Climatology of Terrestrial Planets meeting. arXiv:1603.00950 [NB. 2016 date for arXiv version, the proceedings volume flopped].


C. Goldblatt, Habitability of waterworlds: runaway greenhouses, atmospheric expansion and multiple climate states of pure water atmospheres, Astrobiology, 15, 362-370, doi:10.1089/ast.2014.1268, 2015. [preprint available as arXiv:1503.04835].

B. Byrne* and C. Goldblatt, Diminished greenhouse warming from Archean methane due to solar absorption lines, Clim. Past., 11, 559-570, doi:10.5194/cp-11-559-2015, 2015.

L. Kavenagh* and C. Goldblatt, Using raindrops to constrain past atmospheric density, Earth Plan. Sci. Lett., 413, 51-58, doi:10.1016/j.epsl.2014.12.032, 2015.


B. Byrne* and C. Goldblatt, Radiative forcings for 28 potential Archean greenhouse gases, Clim. Past, 10, 1779-1801, doi:10.5194/cp-10-1779-2014, 2014. [preprint available as arXiv:1409.1880]

B. Bryne* and C. Goldblatt, Radiative forcing at high concentrations of well mixed greenhouse gases, Geophys. Res. Lett., 2014, doi:10.1002/2013GL058456


C. Goldblatt, T. D. Robinson, K. J. Zahnle and D. Crisp, Low simulated radiation limit for runaway greenhouse climates, Nature Geoscience, 6, 661-667, 2013 doi:10.1038/ngeo1892. Model output archive.

R. Barnes, K. Mullins, C. Goldblatt, V. S. Meadows, J. F. Kasting and R. Heller, Tidal Venuses: Triggering a Climate Catastrophe via Tidal Heating, Astrobiology,13(3), 225-250, 2013 doi:10.1089/ast.2012.0851 [preprint available as arXiv:1203.5104].


A. Zsom, L. Kaltenegger and C. Goldblatt, A 1D microphysical cloud model for Earth, and Earth-like exoplanets Liquid water and water ice clouds in the convective troposphere, Icarus, 221, 603-616, 2012, doi:10.1016/j.icarus.2012.08.028 [preprint available as arxiv:1208.5028].

C. Goldblatt and A. J. Watson, The Runaway Greenhouse: implications for future climate change, geoengineering and planetary atmospheres, Phil. Trans. R. Soc. A., 370, 4197-4216, 2012, doi:10.1098/rsta.2012.0004 [preprint available as arXiv:1201.1593].


B. Mills*, A. J. Watson, C. Goldblatt, R. Boyle and T. M. Lenton, Timing of Neoproterozoic glaciations linked to transport-limited global weathering, Nature Geosci., 4, 861-864, 2011, doi:10.1038/ngeo1305.

C. Goldblatt and K. J. Zahnle, Faint Young Sun Paradox remains, Nature, 474, E1, 2011, doi:10.1038/nature09961.

C. Goldblatt and K. J. Zahnle, Clouds and the Faint Young Sun Paradox, Clim. Past, 7, 203-220, 2011, doi:10.5194/cp-7-203-2011. [preprint available as arXiv:1102.3209].


M. S. Marley, D. Saumon and C. Goldblatt, A Patchy Cloud model for the L to T Dwarf Transition, Astrophys. J. Lett., 723(1), L117, 2010, doi:10.1088/2041-8205/723/1/L117. [pdf] [preprint available as arXiv:1009.6217v1.

C. Goldblatt, N. Sleep, K. J. Zahnle and E. G. Nisbet, The Eons of Chaos and Hades, Solid Earth, 1, 1-3, 2010, doi:10.5194/se-1-1-2010.


C. Goldblatt, A. J. Matthews, M. W. Claire, T. M. Lenton, A. J. Watson and K. J. Zahnle, Nitrogen-enhanced greenhouse warming on early Earth, Nature Geoscience, 2(12), 891-896, 2009, doi:10.1038/ngeo692.


C. Goldblatt, T. M. Lenton and A. J. Watson, An evaluation of the longwave radiative transfer code used in the Met Office Unified Model, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 135(640), 619-633, 2008, doi:10.1002/qj.403. [pdf]

M. T. Johnson, N. E. Vaughan, P. Goodwin, C. Goldblatt, S. Roudesl and T. M. Lenton, Why NH3 Is Not a Candidate Reagent for Ambient CO2 Fixation: A Response to “Alternative Solution to Global Warming Arising from CO2 Emissions—Partial Neutralization of Tropospheric H2CO3 with NH3”, Environ. Prog., 27(3), 412-417, 2008, doi:10.1002/ep.10298.


C. Goldblatt, A. J. Watson and T. M. Lenton, Bistability of atmospheric oxygen and the Great Oxidation: implications for life detection, Proceedings of Bioastronomy 2007, ASP Conf. Ser., 420, 277-285, 2009.


C. Goldblatt, T. M. Lenton and A. J. Watson, Bistability of atmospheric oxygen and the Great Oxidation, Nature, 443, 683-686, 2006, doi:10.1038/nature05169.

Correction: polynomial fit consants were truncated in the manuscript but more decimal places are needed, use p = { 0.0030084, -0.1655405, 3.2305351, -25.8343054, 71.5397861}. The value of hydrogen escape coefficient was stated incorrectly; the correct value is s = 3.7e-5. The results and conclusion are not affected (correct p is especially important to reproduce the results!)

K. W. Nicholls, et al. [22 authors including C. Goldblatt], Measurements beneath an Antarctic ice shelf using an autonomous underwater vehicle, Geophys. Res. Lett., 33, L08612, 2006, doi:10.1029/2006GL025998.

PhD Thesis

C. Goldblatt, Bistability of atmospheric oxidation, the Great Oxidation and Climate, University of East Anglia, 2008.