The CPO-funded "Last Millennium Reanalysis Project," will hold an in-depth community workshop from May 4 -6, 2015. More than two dozen highly accomplished, leading paleoclimatologists will convene at the USC Wrigley Institute to synthesize and chart a path forward for the cutting-edge science of Proxy System Models.
Paleoclimate observations provide a critical reference history for Earth’s climate, but by definition only provide indirect (proxy) information about changes in physical variables. To further enhance their relevance to climate model evaluation and the estimation of past climate conditions, it is crucial to make their complex – often nonlinear – message intelligible to climate models. Proxy System Models (PSMs) provide a "rosetta stone" between the language of climate models (physics), and the language of climate proxies (biology/geology/geochemistry).
The workshop is being funded as part of the LMR project by CPO's Climate Monitoring program, and led by the project Principal Investigators (Greg Hakim, University of Washington, Julien Emile-Geay, USC, and David Noone, Oregon State University.
To learn more about the Last Millennium Reanalysis Project, visit: http://cpo.noaa.gov/sites/cpo/Projects/COD/2014/Hakim_CM_FY14Abstract.pdf
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