The Holocene Express
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PCC: ATMS, ESS, OCEAN 586A, Winter 2007
The Holocene Express

Instructor: Gerard Roe, Julian Sachs, Eric Steig

Office: 361 JHN, 521 OSB, 359 JHN
Office Hours: Schedule as needed
Telephone: 543-4980, 221-5630, 685-3715

February 20 2007, 4:55 PM
Last 2 meetings-Mon 2/26 3-5 pm, Tues 2/27 1:30-3:30 pm

Monday 2/26, 3-5 pm, JHN 377

-Discuss Fleitmann et al. (2003) paper on Holocene monsoon (see link below).

-Begin Holocene Carbon Cycle discussion with a discussion of the ASSIGNED READING:

Ruddiman, W. F. (2003), The Anthropogenic Greenhouse Era Began Thousands of Years Ago, Climatic Change, V61, 261-293.

*** NOTE: We will put figures up and randomly select people to explain them, so please be prepared. ***

-Continue with a discussion of the Ocean Carbonate Chemistry during the Holocene (Katie, Roo, Julian)

Tuesday 2/27, 1:30-3:30 pm, JHN 377

Continue Holocene C cycle discussion: The 1st two should go quickly AND the 3rd is obviously related (as is the ocean CO3 chemistry). So we hope to have an integrated discussion of the topics during this last meeting of the seminar.

-The record of CO2 (Andy, Gerard)

-The record of CH4 (Brian)

-The terrestrial biosphere (Clark, Paul, Angie)

(Please let me know if I got the trawling assignemnts wrong; I scribbled them down in a very haphazard way!)

February 15 2007, 4:10 PM
Next mtg - Tues 2/20/06

1:30-3:30 in JHN 377


-Finish sea ice discussion


Fleitmann, D., et al. (2003), Holocene Forcing of the Indian Monsoon Recorded in a Stalagmite from Southern Oman, Science, 300, 1737-1739.

February 12 2007, 6:09 PM
Next mtg. & Next topic

-->We will meet Tues. Feb. 13th from 1:30-3:30 in JHN 377.

-->The next topic for discussion, after the cryosphere, will be Monsoons (instead of Wind & Storms).

February 6 2007, 1:25 PM
New Papers for Class Discussion
Mayewski et al. (2004) Holocene Climate Variability, Quat. Res. Vol. 62: 243-255

January 25 2007, 11:27 AM
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January 20 2007, 3:03 PM
Cryosphere Research Assignments

→ Sea ice (Andy, Clark Katie, Rina)

→ Mountain glaciers (Roo, Jim, Gerard, Greg)

→ Ice sheets (Brian, Paul, Angie)

→ Ice volume & Sea level (Aaron, Julian, Sandy)

Next Meeting
Week 4: Tues Feb. 6th, 1:30-3:30 PM in Johnson 377