Himalaya: Modern and Past Climates

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uni potsdam Universität Potsdam
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Deutsches GeoForschungsZentrum
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pik Potsdamer Institut für
senckenberg Senckenberg Gesellschaft
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ETH ETH Zurich
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Kick off Workshop 27.-29.06.2011 at German Reasearch Centre For Geosciences Potsdam

Presentations in 7th International Conference on Asian Marine Geology (11-14 October 2011)
Organized by the National Institute of Ocenaography, Goa, India

Invited Plenary Talk:
Indian-German sediment trap programme in the northern Indian Ocean: history and perspectives
Birgit Gaye, V. Ramaswamy, Tim Rixen, Daniela Unger

First investigations on sediments from Lake Lonar, central India
P. Menzel, N. Basavaiah, S. Prasad, B. Gaye, A. Ambili, K. Deenadayalan, M.G. Wiesner, A. Brauer

EGU session on "Modern and Palaeomonsoon"

L4.4: Call for Abstracts (deadline 17th January 2012)

Modern and Palaeomonsoon

Conveners: S. Prasad, N. Basavaiah, K. Raghavan, U. Cubasch, T. Nakagawa, H. Schulz, M. Strecker , A. Brauer

Link: http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EGU2012/session/9698

Session description:

The monsoon system, covering a vast area from Africa, India, through East Asia and North Australia, is a major component of the modern climate system. The apparent increase in the frequency of floods and droughts throughout this region has highlighted the importance of understanding the factors governing the precipitation over this vast region.
This session aims to bring together scientists working on (i) factors and teleconnections influencing the modern monsoon precipitation with special focus on spatial inhomogeneities; (ii) high resolution marine and terrestrial reconstructions of late Quaternary monsoon variability; (iii) regional impact of events e.g. Younger Dryas, 8.2 and 4.2 ka events, Little Ice Age and the Medieval Warming (MWP); (iv) identifying the role of westerlies and the monsoon precipitation on regional hydrology; (v) palaeoclimate model simulations and proxy data-model comparisons.

Technical details

The submission connection can be found at http://meetings.copernicus.org/egu2012/