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Urbino Summer School in Paleoclimatology 2011

Past global change reconstruction and modelling techniques

July 13 - August 2, 2011


The 8th summer school of the USSP consortium will focus on past climate dynamics with special emphasis on the analysis of the long-term Carbon cycling and its implications in the understanding of Present and Future climates. USSP 2011 will integrate lectures, symposia, fieldtrips, and exercises on the many different areas of paleoclimatology including e.g., biogeochemical cycling, paleoceanography, continental systems, and all aspects of deep time climate modeling. It features interactive discussions of case-studies (e.g. Cretaceous OAEs, P/E hyperthermals, the Greenhouse-Icehouse transition, but also the Neogene and Quaternary climate dynamics, and millennial-scale variability) and will provide participants with an advanced working knowledge on the paleobiological and geochemical proxy data and their use in reconstructing and modeling of past climates.

The USSP consortium is composed of leading senior scientists from around the world of which more than 30 will be involved in active teaching and mentoring in Urbino. USSP 2010 will welcome up to 60 students (end-MSc or early career Graduate and post Graduate) selected on CVs.


Deadline for early registration: 15 March 2011

Fee (early registration only): Students - 650 euros, academic/industrial staff - 1100 euros


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