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  Information - CL25 EPICA and the climate of the last million years (including Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture) (co-listed in CR)

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Suggestion by Hubertus Fischer, at 20.8.2007 13:16:

The recovery of the high resolution EPICA ice core records from two
sites in East Antarctica opened up a new perspective on centennial to
orbital climate variability and its potential forcings over close to one
million years. Among others it gave a more detailed insight into bipolar
teleconnections and changes in atmospheric greenhouse concentrations.
Authoritative interpretation of the controlling processes and especially
the differences in the last amplitude of past interglacials requires an
integrative approach including other climate archives as well as coupled
climate models.

Accordingly, this session aims to use the EPICA cores, marine
counterparts of similar age (including those from the EU project EPICA-MIS) and other suitable climate archives as well
as climate model experiments, as a spur to greater understanding of the
Earth System's behavior during the last million years. Among the many
topics to be covered are insights into the bipolar coupling, the
processes controlling atmospheric greenhouses gases, the differences in
the last interglacials as well as the shift from a 40 ka to a 100 ka
world in the late Pleistocene.

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