CL2.3Mediterranean Climate: from past to future
|Convener: Piero Lionello | Co-Convener: Clare Goodess|
This session is meant to offer a forum where to present research on the Mediterranean climate considering different time scales and different components. It is important to bridge the research from paleoclimate to future projections in order to achieve a seamless vision of the regional climate evolution. It also is important to keep the interdisciplinary aspects of climate research and favor exchange of information between climatologists and researchers investigating the impacts of climate on society and ecosystems. Finally interaction between the various systems, such as atmosphere, ocean, land and hydrological, chemical and biological components must be considered. Particularly welcome are presentations studying the coupled atmosphere-ocean-land system, bridging past and future and analyzing impacts of climate change on the environment and on human society. We also want to encourage presentations dealing with the interactions between paleoclimate proxy, climate modeling and human and social science communities to explore the complex relationships between climate dynamics and the development of past Mediterranean civilizations, their appearance, apogee and decline, during the Holocene.