GB – Great Debates in Geosciences

Monday, 20 April 2009, 17:30–19:00, Room 28

Planetary dynamics and solar activity have a role in climate change and geodynamics? - A debate dedicated to the memory of Rhodes W. Fairbridge

Convener: S. Duhau 
Co-Conveners: K. Georgieva , R. Mackey

This debate will discuss these questions:

1) Does solar system dynamics significantly affect solar and planetary dynamos? If it did, could this affect the Earth's climate dynamics?

2) Does solar activity result in geomagnetic field variations? Does it change the Earth's rate of rotation? Do variations in the Earth's geomagnetic field and/or variations in the Earth's rate of rotation affect the planet's climate dynamics.

Moderator: Richard Mackey

Ivanka Charvàtovà Dirk Callebaut
Katya Georgieva Leif Svalgaard