Keynote speaker: Robert (Bob) Anderson (LDEO - Columbia Univ.) about: "Deep-sea oxygen depletion and ocean
carbon sequestration during the last
ice age“, including a few words of honour about Wally Broecker.
Abstract deadline is March 29, 2019
Grant Program Application Deadline for Ph.D. Student and Early Career Funding is March 15, 2019
session 08j: Dynamics and Fluxes of the Exogenic Carbon Cycle and Interactions with Biogeochemical Cycling
Earth’s climate is strongly regulated by the concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere on a number of different timescales. There are many archives and proxies which record both direct and indirect evidence of the concentration and movement of carbon between surficial reservoirs (atmosphere, biosphere, oceans and sediments) and these can expand our knowledge into the past. Furthermore, climate models rely on accurate information from carbon reservoirs to reconstruct our past and predict our future climate states. This session aims to gather researchers who work on reconstructing CO2 and/or its movements between reservoirs to narrow down on the primary mechanisms of climate change on geological timescales, as well as divining our near future (glacial CO2 changes, processes of long-term CO2 drawdown and release, and major climate transitions). Submissions interrogating the nature of orbital scale climate variability from any period are strongly encouraged as well as those looking at future processes of carbon regulation and uptake.
We look forward to seeing you in Barcelona!
Gerhard, Norbert, Thomas and William
Alfred-Wegener-Institut Helmholtz-Zentrum für Polar- und Meeresforschung
Dr. Gerhard Kuhn Senior Research Scientist Marine Geology
Am Alten Hafen 26 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany phone +49-(0)471-4831-1204 fax +49-(0)471-4831-1923