For those of you interested in marginal basin sediments, (high-resolution) paleoclimate studies, we recommend to submit your abstract soon
under Theme 12: Climate change: session:
12i: Marginal Basin Sediments: Archives for High-Resolution Paleoclimate Records Including Land-Ocean Interactions
Convenors: Gert J. De Lange, Paqui Martinez-Ruiz, Stefano Bernasconi, Gerard Versteegh
High frequency climate- and solar- variability instrumental and historical data time series are not long enough to develop firm algorithms that can subsequently be applied to assess potential future climate change as related to natural climate variability alone. In addition, existing instrumental time series are likely to suffer from anthropogenic contributions. For an uncompromised reconstruction of climate and solar variability we must, therefore, use sediments and proxies that permit to reconstruct past records over longer time-scales and sufficient time resolution. Reports on several marginal basin sediments (e.g., Cariaco Trench, Mediterranean) indicate that these contain continuous records not only with excellent proxies preservation, but also with high sedimentationrates thus high time resolution. Such well-preserved paleoclimate records for marine and marine-terrestrial interaction signals are important for the integral interpretation and understanding of (paleo)climate variability and its controlling factors. Thus, we particularly encourage contributions of interdisciplinary multiproxy studies addressing these aspects.
Abstracts should be submitted through the conference website ( http://www.goldschmidt2011.org/abstracts/instructions) by April 15th.
April 15th is also the deadline for students and delegates from low-income countries to apply for grants to attend Goldschmidt2011. Please use the web forms supplied by the Geochemical Society ( http://www.geochemsoc.org/programs/goldschmidttravelgrants/index.htm) to apply.
Goldschmidt conferences are amongst the foremost conferences for Geochemistry; the Goldschmidt 2011, is scheduled from August 14 - 19 in Prague, Czech Republic (see www.goldschmidt2011.org ).
Between 2500 and 3000 delegates presenting work on all aspects of geochemistry are expected. Also, Prague is an amazing city, with plenty of sightseeing opportunities, hundreds of restaurants, and a whole range of accommodation options (http://www.goldschmidt2011.org/accommodation) to suit every budget.
We hope to see you in Prague !
Gert, Paqui, Stefano, and Gerard