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Date:
13.12.2015  
Times:
14:00-20:30
Venue:
San Francisco, USA
Contact person:
Michael McGlue, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

This event brings experts from the paleo community together to discuss source-to-sink processes at Lake Tanganyika (East Africa), a high priority site for future scientific drilling to recover a Miocene-Recent record of climate and biology for the tropics.

Workshop details

The STEPPE Workshop: “Lake Tanganyika: A Miocene-Recent Source-to-Sink Laboratory in the African Tropics will be held on the 36th floor of the Grand Hyatt Union Square, San Francisco, USA, on Sunday 13 December from 2:00-8.30pm.

Conveners are Michael McGlue (University of Kentucky, USA) and Christopher Scholz (Syracuse University, USA).

Workshop goals

This STEPPE workshop investigates source-to-sink processes through an examination of the Lake Tanganyika rift (East Africa), which faithfully records profound signals of tectonics, climate variability, and surface processes in a high-continuity sedimentary archive.

The workshop brings together inter-disciplinary experts to discuss the geodynamic, atmospheric, hydrologic, and biological processes affecting the Tanganyika hinterland that influence sediment generation and transport, as well as the limnological and depositional processes influencing stratal architecture and the composition of sediment.

Lake Tanganyika is widely considered to be the premier target to recover a long-term, high resolution record of tropical climate, evolutionary biology, and rift tectonics via scientific drilling.

The goal of the workshop is to lay the framework for future scientific drilling and consider the best pathways for deconvolving forcing mechanisms from the depositional signal, potentially through the application of new analytical techniques, integration of large digital datasets, or process modeling.

More information

Interested participants, especially early career scientists – students, post-docs, etc, are encouraged to participate and contact the conveners for more information at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..