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CL4.10

Ice core science and paleo-climate – important for both the past and the future
Co-Conveners: Johnsen , J. White 
Oral Programme
 / Wed, 25 Apr, 08:30–10:00 / Room 15
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Wed, 25 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall Z
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Studies of ice cores and other archives on paleo-climate have proven to be rich sources of information on behavior and possible modes of the climate system. Stratigraphic profiles on the composition of stable water isotopes in ice cores are today cornerstones in studies on past climate. In the past 40 years, ice core science has evolved from pioneering discoveries by few individuals to systematic development of analytical methods and ice flow modeling by a rich and innovative research community.

The session is in memory of professor Willi Dansgaard, a pioneer in ice-core science and a forerunner in the field of paleo-climatology.

We invite contributions on ice core science and paleo-climate presenting information on the behavior and the possible modes of our climate system. We especially invite researchers presenting state-of-the art in ice core science and contributions that relate knowledge of climate of the past to ideas about climate of the future.