Dear all and apologies for cross-postings,

If attending the Goldschmidt conference in Paris 
( this year, consider submitting an 
abstract to the session 'Improving our Understanding of Hydroclimate 
Variability Using Paleoclimate Records' (Session 17d in Theme 
Paleoclimate). Abstract submission is open until April 1st.

Keynote speaker: Bronwen Konecky (CIRES, U. Colorado Boulder)

Convenors: David McGee, Stacy Carolin, Charlotte Skonieczny, Enno 
Schefuß, Tobias Kluge, Elisabeth Eiche

Session description:
Records of past precipitation, temperature and vegetation patterns 
recorded in natural archives such as lake deposits, stalagmites, soil 
carbonates and marine sediments offer an opportunity to sample the 
climate system’s longer term variability and its response to much larger 
changes than we have been able to directly observe. When these records 
can be robustly linked to climate variables, they allow valuable tests 
of climate model performance outside the range of the instrumental data 
used to tune model parameters. They also provide test beds for 
theoretical expectations of large-scale patterns of atmospheric change – 
for example, responses to changes in global mean temperature, ocean 
circulation, ice cover, or the seasonal and latitudinal distribution of 
solar radiation. Despite the potential importance of the paleo-record, 
we still have a very limited view of past hydroclimate changes, due in 
part to limited temporal and spatial coverage and difficulties 
interpreting proxies for past hydroclimate variability. We invite 
submissions of studies aimed at using organic and inorganic 
paleo-records to better understand the response of precipitation 
patterns to climate change, either by providing new records of past 
hydrological variability, new tools for hydrological reconstructions, or 
new frameworks for multi-proxy interpretation and model comparisons. 
Furthermore, we strongly encourage submission of studies that combine 
multiple archives that allow a mutual verification of the used proxies 
and their interpretation as well as multi-archive studies that link 
climatic variability to societal impacts. We are especially interested 
in records of the late Quaternary but welcome studies bringing novel 
proxy and multi-archive approaches to hydrological changes during other 
time periods as well.

Kindest regards, Enno

Tel: +49-(0) 421-218-65526