Session Programme Meeting Programme Personal Programme Search
Quick Search
Programme Groups
Great Debates
Union Symposia
Educational Symposia
Atmospheric Sciences
Climate: Past, Present, Future
Cryospheric Sciences
Energy, Resources and the Environment
Geochemistry, Mineralogy, Petrology & Volcanology
Geophysical Instrumentation
Hydrological Sciences
Magnetism, Palaeomagnetism, Rock Physics & Geomaterials
Natural Hazards
Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
Ocean Sciences
Planetary and Solar System Sciences
Soil System Sciences
Solar-Terrestrial Sciences
Stratigraphy, Sedimentology and Palaeontology
Tectonics and Structural Geology
Medal Lectures
Key Note Lectures
Key Note Sessions
Division Business Meetings
Editorial Board Meetings
Townhall Meetings
Splinter Meetings
Union Meetings
  Information - CL034 Aeolian dust as a player and recorder of environmental change

Event Information
The formation, transport and deposition of dust is intimately coupled to and indicative of changes in global climate. Records from continental ice sheets, loess, lacustrine, and deep-sea sediments show that the timing of dust deposition and changes in dispersal patterns relate to both long-term and abrupt changes in the global hydrological cycle.
In this session we would like to investigate the potential role of aeolian dust in global environmental change (past, modern, future), address different approaches to study aeolian deposits, and discuss their palaeoclimate significance.

All contributions are welcome, and we especially welcome contributions from the palaeoceanographic community, of those working with dust proxies!

We look forward to receiving your abstract.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Dr. Urs Ruth (Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven, Germany) will talk about "Aeolian dust records in polar ice cores"

Dr. Isabelle Chiapello (Laboratoire d'Optique Atmospherique, Villeneuve, France) will talk about "Understanding the long-term variability of African dust as recorded in surface concentrations and large-scale satellite observations"

Prof. Sujoy Mukhopadhyay (Harvard University, USA) will give an insight into geochemical proxies for dust in corals.

Prof. Hongbo Zheng (Tongji University, Shanghai, China) will talk about "Ultra-high rates of loess sedimentation at Zhengzhou since Stage 7: implication for the Yellow River running through the Sanmen Gorge"


General Statement
The information contained hereafter has been compiled and uploaded by the Session Organizers via the "Organizer Session Form". The Session Organizers have therefore the sole responsibility that this information is true and accurate at the date of publication, and the conference organizer cannot accept any legal responsibility for any errors or omissions that may be made, and he makes no warranty, expressed or implied, with regard to the material published.

Back to Session Programme


©2002-2008 Copernicus Systems + Technology GmbH