Friday, November 9, 2012

EGU 2013 Session CL 1.4 Climate Response to Orbital Forcing

Dear colleagues,

With the deadline for financial support applications for the EGU General Assembly fast approaching (30 November 2012) we are pleased to announce that abstract submission is now open for the following session of the EGU General Assembly in 2013 (07-12 April 2013). 

CL 1.4 Climate response to orbital forcing
Convenors: Erin McClymont, Alan Haywood and Aisling Dolan
To include an invited presentation by Michel Crucifix (Universite catholique de Louvain) “Global sensitivity analysis: a systematic approach to estimate regional effects of the astronomical forcing”

The session outline is provided below. The final abstract deadline is 09 January 2013, but where financial support is sought this deadline is 30 November 2012.

The pacing of the global climate system by orbital variations is clearly demonstrated in the timing of glacial-interglacial cycles, but the mechanisms that translate this forcing into regional and global climate changes continue to be debated. We invite submissions that explore the climate system response to orbital forcing, that seek to support or refute the traditional Milankovitch view of a northern hemisphere ice-sheet control, and that test the stability of these relationships under different climate regimes or across evolving climate states (e.g. mid Pleistocene transition, Pliocene-Pleistocene transition, Miocene vs Pliocene). Submissions exploring proxy data and/or modelling work are welcomed.

This session has two partner sessions: "Modelling paleoclimates from the Cretaceous to the Holocene: learning from numerical experiments and model-data comparisons (organised by D. Lunt et al.) and "Paleo models and data - lessons for the future" (organised by J. Hargreaves et al).

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