Paleoclimate Modelling and Aeolian Dust as Climate Proxy

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Date(s) - 13/11/2014 - 14/11/2014
All Day

Institute for Geophysics and Meteorology


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If you are interested in attending the Workshop, please make your online reservation with your IRTG account or contact  Patrick Ludwig until November 3, 2014.

Participating IRTG Members are kindly requested to forward their posters as PDF files to Patrick Ludwig.

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Thursday, November 13th

09:15 Yihui Ding (China Meteorological Administration, China): Long-term variations of the Afro-Asian monsoon and its links to climate change

09:50 Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll (University of Western Australia, Australia): The paleoclimatology of the last 25 000 years of the northern Australian summer monsoon: from proxies to models

10:25 Coffee Break

10:50 Martin Claussen (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Germany): Abrupt climate change in African Quaternary climate:concepts and modeling

11:25 Tim Brücher (Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Germany): Paleoclimate modelling: understanding past fire activity

12:00 Lunch

13:45 Zhongshi Zhang (Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, Bergen, Norway): Aridification of the Sahara desert caused by Tethys Sea shrinkage during Late Miocene

14:20 Nicholas Webb (USDA-ARS Jornada Experimental Range, USA): Representing historical and future land surface conditions: contemporary insights from Australia

14:55 Coffee Break

15:20 Adrian Chappell (CSIRO Land and Water, Australia): A reduced complexity estimate of aerodynamic properties for land surface models

15:55 General Discussion chaired by Andreas Hense & Michael Staubwasser

18:00 Workshop Dinner

Friday, November 14th

09:15 Stefan Kröpelin (University of Cologne, Germany): Holocene Climate Change in the Eastern Sahara

09:50 Andreas Fink (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany): The importance of representing deep convection for modeling recent and paleo-climates of North Africa

10:25 Coffee Break

10:50 Finn Viehberg (University of Cologne, Germany): Aquatic species succession hindcast the evolution of ecosystems in the Sahara

11:25 Jan-Berend Stuut (Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research, Netherlands): Past and present Saharan dust; reconstructing past environmental conditions and observing present-day marine environmental impacts

12:00 Lunch

13:30 Slobodan Nickovic (Institute of Physics, Belgrade, Serbia): Can present-day dust models help to better reconstruct paleo-climatic conditions?

14:05 Gilles Bergametti (LISA, France): Present Saharan and Sahelian dust deposition: extreme events and temporal scales of variebility

14:40 Coffee Break

15:00 Christoph Raible (University of Bern, Switzerland): North Atlantic Atmospheric Circulation Changes During Glacial and Interglacial Times

15:35 Jörg Matschullat (Technical University Mining Academy Freiberg, Germany): to be confirmed

16:10 General Discussion chaired by Martin Melles & Frank Lehmkuhl

16:45 Farewell drinks/snacks



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