High-latitude climates are critical for understanding the global climate system and thus, with the renewed interest in Arctic drilling, stimulating information on Cenozoic climate and the hydrological cycle has been forthcoming. This session not only aims to bring together Arctic scientists, but also we wish to include Antarctic scientists and data together to produce a northern and southern reconstruction of high-latitude climate for the Mesozoic and Cenozoic time intervals. Presentations are invited from all disciplines of Earth Sciences, especially sedimentology, palaeontology, palaeobotany and geochemistry. We also wish to attract climate modellers to present and attend as the coupling of high-latitude data with a modelling approach is key for understanding climate accuracy around the globe: past, present and future.
Keynote Invited Speakers:
Robert DeConto (Antarctic glaciation and climate)
Simone Galeotti (Palaeoclimates at the Eocene/Oligocene boundary)
Richard Pancost (TEX86 and the New Zealand Palaeogene)
Robert Spielhagen (Arctic climates of the Quaternary)
Johan Weijers (MBT/CBT proxy for reconstructing terrestrial temperatures)
Tim White (Cretaceous temperatures and modelling)