Published: 25 Aug 2015
Our new working group, PlioVAR, will investigate climate variability in the Pliocene, an epoch around 2.6 to 5.3 million years ago that was similar in many respects to our current, or near-future predicted climate state. PlioVAR will synthesize terrestrial and marine data in order to understand the spatial and temporal climate variability at the time as well as the forcings and feedbacks that influenced it, and hopefully obtain valuable insights into the behaviour of the climate system under similar forcings and feedbacks as we might experience in the years to come.
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Published: 19 Aug 2015
We've been delighted to host Gisela Winckler from Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, USA, as our visiting guest scientist over the last few weeks.
Gisela is the Co-Chair of our DICE working group, a group that addresses dust's impact on climate and environment. She has been busy progressing plans for the group's transient database, a resource designed to help us understand the link between aerosols, climate, dust, and circulation by synthesizing paleo reconstructions and modern observations. In addition, she's been making plans for the first DICE meeting, to be announced in the coming weeks.