Workshop on Past Ocean Circulation

20.03 - 23.03.2005
Atlanta, USA

The SCOR/IMAGES Working Group on Past Ocean Circulation is organizing this workshop at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. This working group is considering the fact that while paleoceanographic reconstructions have suggested that there are dramatic changes in ocean circulation during the past, a robust reconstruction of the nature and size of these changes even for the last ice age is still elusive.
The goals of this workshop will be to assess the potential of existing paleoceanographic proxies for ocean circulation, assess the sufficiency of existing data coverage, and determine whether a large scale coordinated research program to reconstruct past ocean circulation is warranted based on the above.
We will bring together experts in paleoceanographic data, physical oceanography and ocean modeling (forward and inverse approaches).
The workshop will include invited presentations, poster presentations and ample time for discussion.