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  Information - GM1.2 Surface processes and tele-connections in the Earth system (co-listed in CL)

Event Information
In the atmospheric sciences, it is understood that fluctuations of weather
and climate in one region are correlated to, and physically connected with,
events which may be quite different in their nature in more-or-less-distant
regions. Some of these inter-related changes are high frequency (no more
than decadal in scale), while others may be more sustained. Since the
Earth's surface is a critical interface across which processes in the
atmosphere, lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere interact, a question
arises as to what extent some of these teleconnections leave an imprint in
a near-surface record that can be interpreted and read as a history of
their strength; and also, what kind of persistent correlated functioning of
earth surface processes in different regions occurs which reflect
teleconnections of various frequencies. Untangling the nature and rates of
these interactions is a vital step in understanding how one part of the
Earth system might respond to natural or human-driven changes in another
component. In this session, we invite contributions exploring those links
amongst Earth surface processes that operate over different time and space
scales. Examples include, but are not limited to, the links between global
atmospheric circulation patterns and anomalies, extremes and rates of
hydrological, geomorphic and biotic processes; and new approaches to the
recognition of relatively high frequency and regionally-correlated climatic
fluctuations in near-surface proxies.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Rolf Aalto (University of Exeter, UK); Joe Galewsky (University of New Mexico, USA); Hans Graf (University of Cambridge, UK); Josh West (University of Oxford, UK).

Sponsored by the International Association of Geomorphologists

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