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  Information - BG2.05 Integrating Neogene terrestrial vegetation records and models (co-listed in CL)

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Vegetation and climate show strong feedbacks. Sensibility of the vegetation to climate change and, vice versa, influence of the vegetation on albedo and the hydrological and carbon cycles are important issues with lingering actuality. During the nineties of the last century, biome modelling helped to bring very different palaeovegetation studies and atmospheric modelling together achieving a leap forward in the understanding of the feedbacks between vegetation and climate. In the mean time, new proxies have been developed; new longer, more detailed, and/or older vegetation records have been generated. Climate modelling attempts to give a more and more integrated view of the whole Earth system, including vegetation; direct modelling of climate and vegetation proxies facilitates model-data comparison.
Further progress on past vegetation changes requires intense dialogue between modelling and reconstructing people to i) crystallize central questions and ii) clarify possible contributions and needs from the one or the other side. Our main objective of the session is to generate a further opportunity for this dialogue.

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Deep Time Perspectives on Climate Change: Marrying the Signal from Computer Models & Biological Proxies (Cl016)

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