WCRP Open Science Conference: Climate Research in Service to Society

24.10 - 28.10.2011
Denver, USA
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The Open Science Conference will assemble the scientific community working to advance our ability to understand and predict variability and change of Earth's climate system on all time and space scales.

Through this synthesis of research findings and knowledge, the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) aims to better inform science practitioners on the state of climate science research, describe the challenges of the future, and chart pathways forward for WCRP.

Abstract deadline: 15 May 2011 |  Registration deadline: 30 June 2011 (early rate)

CLIVAR/PAGES themed session

Session C18: Using Paleoclimate Observations and Analysis for Improving Earth System Prediction (conveners: G. Schmidt, V. Masson-Delmotte)

The paleo-climate record contains an enormous amount of information regarding drivers of climate change and the climate system response. As yet, very little of this information has been systematically used to inform the future predictions made by the current state-of-the-art Earth System models. This session is focused on providing quantitative links between paleo-data (from all spheres and time-scales) and paleo-climate modeling, and suggesting possible insights into model projections of future climate change. We are especially interested in submissions relating the PMIP3 simulations of the Last Glacial Maximum, Mid-Holocene and Last Millennium in the CMIP5 database that will also contain future projections using the same models. We also welcome any use of paleo-data to constrain future responses of Earth System components (such as ice sheets or ecosystems) that are not currently well-modeled.