Kollegienhaus, Hörsaal 115
Prof. Dr. Sabine R. Huebner
Reconstructing Climate back to Greek and Roman Times
Palaeoclimatic information provide fundamental means for the characterization of natural decadal to centennial time-scale changes and put the recent anthropogenic warming in the long-term perspective. Here we present an overview of historical and natural proxies from marine and terrestrial archives across the Central and Eastern Mediterranean back to Greek and Roman times. We discuss the principal methodologies to convert climate proxy information to quantitative and qualitative climate information and associated uncertainties and show recent advancement in our physical and dynamical understanding of temperature and hydroclimatic changes, variations, trends and extremes. We compare reconstructions with climate model experiments and diagnose the potential role of internal variability and external forcing in shaping Central and Eastern Mediterranean climate response across time and space. The final part of the talk presents future perspectives, challenges and opportunities in Mediterranean palaeoclimate science.
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