New CVAS working group online seminar series
The CVAS (Climate Variability Across Scales) working group has launched a new online seminar series on "Proxy System Modelling".
In the seminar series, (mainly) Tuesdays at 15:00 CET, the group will approach the topic from different proxies.
They aim for the most exhaustive approach possible and collected contributions covering a wide range of proxies such as lake and marine sediments, pollen archives, glacier and ice, corals, clams and sclerosponges, speleothems, dendrochronological records etc.
The main lines of inquiries we wish to explore (but not limited to) in this seminar through presentations and discussion concern:
- The impact of the recording process on variability as a function of timescales
- How are processes damping/amplifying/preserving high and/or low-frequency variability? What is the minimal PSM we need for the purpose of understanding the spectrum of climate variability?
- What numerical/field/lab experiments would be needed to validate the models and to estimate their parameters?
There will be one to two speakers for each topic, who will give approx. 15 min presentations, followed by an open discussion, which is an important integral part of the seminar series.
Overview of upcoming seminar series
> First CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
15 November 2022
Features proxy: Intro - Glacier and Ice
Speakers: Thomas Laepple (AWI, Germany) and Mathieu Casado (AWI, Germany)
> Second CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
01 December 2022
Features proxy: Speleothems
Speakers: James Baldini (Durham University, UK) Nikita Kaushal (ETH Zürich, Switzerland)
> Third CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
13 December 2022
Features proxy: Corals
Speakers: Matthew Fischer (ANSTO, Australia)
> Fourth CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
10 January 2023
Features proxy: C14, Sediments and bioturbation
Speakers: Bryan Lougheed (Uppsala University, Sweden) and Andrew Dolman (AWI, Germany)
> Fifth CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
24 January 2023
Features proxy: Marine Sediments
Speakers: Andrew Dolman( AWI) and Brett Melcalfe (Vrije Universiteit, Netherlands)
> Sixth CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
07 February 2023
Features proxy: Pollen
Speakers: Andrew Parnell (Maynooth University, Ireland)
> Seventh CVAS Discussion Seminar Series on Proxy System Modelling
21 February 2023
Features proxy: Dendrochronology
Speakers: Ignacio Hermoso de Mendoza (UQAM/GEOTOP, Quebec)
Access the live schedule in the following Google Doc:
Learn more about the CVAS working group: https://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas/intro
Join the CVAS mailing list: https://listserv.unibe.ch/mailman/listinfo/cvas.pages
Contact a member of the steering committee: https://pastglobalchanges.org/science/wg/cvas/people