We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming NESSC symposium: “Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity: Past, Present and Future – Knowledge gaps in IPCC” organized in Utrecht on Monday the 9th of July 2018.
About the symposium
The day will start with registration and coffee & tea between 10.00h and 10.30h. At the end of the day there will be an open discussion to discuss knowledge gaps in the IPCC reports, followed by social drinks (17.00h).
Preliminary list of speakers: Heather Stoll, Clara Bolton, Stefano Bernasconi, Alan Haywood, Dan Lunt, Yannick Donnadieu and Qiong Zhang.
The symposium is part of a meeting of international experts on climate sensitivity, who are preparing a EU proposal on this topic. The symposium is funded through the NESSC workshop program and is therefore free of charge, including lunch and drinks.
Please register per e-mail (before July 2) to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are registering any colleagues please include their names and email too. Let us know if you have any dietary requirements.
Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity: Past, Present and Future (ECS4PPF)
Monday 9 July 2018 – Utrecht University
Venue: Koningsbergergebouw – Budapestlaan 4a-b
Lecture room: ATLAS
10.00 – 10.30 Registration & coffee/tea
10.30 – 10.45 Lucas Lourens LC-CLA-08-2018: Addressing knowledge gaps in climate science, in support of IPCC reports
Session 1: Overview of climate records from past warm periods
10.45 – 11.00 Carolien van der Weijst Mid-Pliocene Warm Period
11.00 – 11.15 Caitlyn Witkowski pCO2 reconstructions of the Miocene using stable isotopic composition of algal biomarkers
11.15 – 11.30 Diederik Liebrand Climate, cryosphere and carbon cycle evolution during the Oligocene and Miocene
11.30 – 11.45 Margot Cramwinckel Eocene Climate Transition
11:45 – 12:00 Luigi Dallai isotopic signatures from Antarctic cores for Eocene and post-Eocene
12:00 – 12:15 Cindy Schrader Changes in ocean circulation and (export) productivity during the Early Eocene Climatic Optimum
12:15 – 12:30 Joost Frieling Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum: unresolved questions
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
Session 2: Climate Modeling of past warm periods
13:30 – 13:50 Alan Haywood Achievements and Current Plans of the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project
13.50 – 14.10 Dan Lunt Overview of DeepMIP modelling and associated projects
14.10 – 14.30 Sybren Drijfhout Performing Paleoclimate studies with EC-Earth at default (CMIP) resolution
14.30 – 14.50 Michiel Baatsen CESM simulation of the middle-to-late Eocene
14.50 – 15.10 Tea/Coffee break
Session 3: Improving past climate reconstructions
15.10 – 15.30 Stefano Bernasconi Reconstruction paleotemperatures from clumped isotope analysis of the fine fraction of marine sediments
15.30 – 15.50 Martin Ziegler How close are we to getting accurate temperature estimates from (marine-based) proxies? And what do we need to do to get closer?
15.50 – 16.20 Clara Bolton & Heather Stoll How close are we to getting accurate CO2 estimates from (marine-based) proxies? And what do we need to do to get closer?
Session 4: Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity & discussion
16.20 – 16.40 Anne von der Heydt Past Earth Network
16.40 – 17.00 Open discussion Addressing knowledge gaps in climate science, in support of IPCC reports
17.00 – 18.00 drinks