[Coral-List] AGU Session: High resolution archives of marine biogeochemistry, climate, and environmental change

Michele LaVigne mlavign at bowdoin.edu
Wed Jul 2 09:50:37 EDT 2014

Dear Coral-List Colleagues,

We would like to draw your attention to the following session planned for the 2014 Fall AGU Meeting in San Francisco. "High resolution archives of marine biogeochemistry, climate, and environmental change"

Confirmed invited presenters to date include:

Owen Sherwood, INSTAAR, CU Boulder

Alan Wanamaker, Iowa State University

Please consider submitting an abstract (deadline Aug. 6) to: https://agu.confex.com/agu/fm14/webprogrampreliminary/Session3314.html

"High resolution archives of marine biogeochemistry, climate, and environmental change"

Session ID#: 3314

Session Description:
The oceans play a key role in Earth’s climate via circulation and upwelling, biological activity, and carbon dynamics.  However, instrumental records from remote areas of the ocean (e.g. the tropics, deep sea, and high latitudes) are sparse.  We are still gaining an understanding of the mechanisms driving ocean biogeochemistry, physics, and responses to rapid climate change. Recently, the suite of high-resolution marine-based proxies has expanded to include novel tracers of temperature, salinity, circulation, nutrients and productivity, coastal runoff, and tectonic activity.  Such information is critical for understanding the ocean’s role in past climates of the Cenozoic,  the magnitude of modern environmental change, and impacts on coral habitats in the Anthropocene.  We invite contributions focusing on high-resolution reconstructions of physical, biological, and geochemical variability in the ocean.  Proxy development and application-based studies of archives such as surface and deep sea corals, coralline algae, molluscs, diatoms and foraminifera are of particular interest.

Session Conveners:
Eleni Anagnostou, University of Southampton,
Michèle LaVigne, Bowdoin College,
Sindia Sosdian, Cardiff University
Branwen Williams, Claremont McKenna-Pitzer-Scripps Colleges
Michèle LaVigne
Assistant Professor of Earth and Oceanographic Science

Bowdoin College
6800 College Station
Brunswick, ME 04011

mlavign at bowdoin.edu

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