we would like you to consider our session at the AGU Ocean Sciences Meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, in February 2014.
007 - The Role of the Oceans in Climate Change on Interannual, Decadal and Century-Long Time-Scales from Marine Proxy Archives
The role of the oceans in climate change on decadal and century- long time-scales is still barely understood. One of the main problems is the limited data basis. Observational records of environmental variables from the marine realm are spatially incomplete and cover only short time intervals. For example, sea surface temperature measurements are scarce prior to about 1860. Uninterrupted records of sea surface salinity barely exist for more than the last decade. Even less is known from deeper water settings below the thermocline. High-resolution and long- term records of environmental variables from marine settings are an indispensable requirement for developing and testing quantitative climate models. And that's exactly what the oral and poster presentations of this session are focusing on: naturally occurring, high-resolution climate archives with a broad spatial coverage and modern climate modeling approaches. Contributions of this session demonstrate the potential of high-resolution marine climate archives and include well-established and newly explored proxy records: tropical corals, mollusk shells, sclerosponges, coralline algae and others. The presentations cover all major climate phenomena: ENSO, the Asian monsoon, the tropical Atlantic variability, NAO, the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability and the PDO.
Jens Zinke, UWA Oceans Institute & University of Western Australia
Miriam Pfeiffer, RWTH Aachen, Germany
Steffen Hetzinger, GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research Kiel, Germany
Tsuyoshi Watanabe, Hokkaido University, Japan
Meeting details: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/default.asp
Session details: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/sessionschedule.asp?SessionID=007
Abstract submission: http://www.sgmeet.com/osm2014/abstracts.asp
Abstract deadline: October 4th 2013
Looking forward to see you in Honolulu next February!
Steffen, Jens, Miriam, Tsuyoshi
Dr. Jens Zinke
Research Assistant Professor
UWA Oceans Institute & University of Western Australia
School of Earth and Environment M004
(office AIMS, room 131)
Crawley, Western Australia 6009
+61863694029 (Oceans Institute)
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