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  Information - CL020 EPICA ice cores, marine counterparts, and Quaternary Earth System Dynamics (including Hans Oeschger Medal Lecture and reading of the Vladimir Ivanovich Vernadsky Medal citation)

Event Information
The European Project for Ice Coring in Antarctica (EPICA) is a consortium of laboratories from 10 European nations, under the auspices of the European Science Foundation (ESF), and funded by the European Union (EU) and national organizations. EPICA is drilling two cores to bedrock, one at Concordia Station, Dome C (7506'S, 12321'E), the other at Kohnen Station in Dronning Maud Land (DML) (7500'S, 0004'E). The Dome C drilling has reached the bedrock, and provides 800,000 years of climate history, while the DML drilling aims to reach bedrock in early 2006, and will give a high resolution view of a shorter period from a site facing the Atlantic Ocean.

This session aims to use the EPICA cores, along with marine counterparts of similar age (including those from the new EU project EPICA-MIS), as a spur to greater understanding of the Earth System's bahaviour during the Quaternary. It will allow EPICA and other scientists to present data on climate and environmental change. But additionally the session will welcome modelling contributions that address the causes of Quaternary variability in climate, CO2 and other components.

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