9th Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology

11.07 - 31.07.2012
Urbino, Italy
The 9th USSP will focus on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term carbon cycling and its implications for the understanding of present and future climates. USSP 2012 will integrate lectures, symposia, fieldtrips, and exercises on the many different areas of paleoclimatology, including biogeochemical cycling, paleoceanography, continental systems, and all aspects of deep-time climate modeling. These techniques and systems will be explored through interactive discussions of Cretaceous OAEs, P/E hyperthermals, the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition, and Neogene through Quaternary climate dynamics. The goal of USSP is to provide participants with an advanced working knowledge on paleobiological and geochemical proxy data and their use in reconstructing and modeling of past climates.

The 2012 USSP will be lead by ~35 leading senior scientists from around the world, and we will be able to accommodate ~60 students (end-MSc or early career Graduate and post Graduate) based on their submitted CVs.

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