Palaeoclimatic Research and Models

Report and Proceedings of the Workshop held in Brussels, December 15–17, 1982

  • A. Ghazi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Workshop Report

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. A. Ghazi
      Pages 2-6
    3. A. Ghazi
      Pages 7-9
    4. A. Ghazi
      Pages 13-14
  3. Workshop Proceedings

  4. Abrupt Climate Changes

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 71-71
    2. W. Dansgaard, H. Oeschger, C. C. Langway
      Pages 72-73
    3. Wladimir D. Nesteroff, Colette Vergnaud Grazzini, Laure Blanc-Vernet, Philippe Olive, Jacqueline Rivault-Znaidi, Martine Rossignol-Strick
      Pages 81-94
    4. H. Oeschger, J. Beer, U. Siegenthaler, B. Stauffer, W. Dansgaard, C. C. Langway
      Pages 95-107
    5. Roland Paepe, Miranda Evangelia Hatziotis, Jacques Thorez, Elfi Van Overloop, Gaston Demaree
      Pages 129-138
  5. Initiation of Glaciation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 144-144
    2. Jean-Claude Duplessy, Claude Pujol
      Pages 152-156
    3. J. Oerlemans
      Pages 157-163
    4. N. Murdoch, D. R. Davies, P. J. Everson
      Pages 168-173
    5. N. J. Shackleton
      Pages 174-176
  6. Glaciated polar regions and their impact on global climate

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 201-205

About these proceedings


Palaeoclimatology is presently experiencing a period of rapid growth of techniques and concepts. Studies of earth's past climates ryrovide excellent opportunities to examine the interactions between the atmosrhere, oceans, cryosphere and the land surfaces. Thus, there is a growing recognition of the need of close collaboration between palaeoclimatologists and the climate mode 11 ers. The workshop "Palaeoclimatic Research and Models (PRaM)" was organized by the Directorate General for Science, Research and Development within the framework of the Climatology Research Programme of the Commission of the European Communities (CEC). The aim of the workshop was to give to the members of the Contact Group "Climate Models" and "Reconstitution of Past Climates" of the CEC Climatology Research Program~e and to some invited scientists the opportunity to discuss problems of mutual interest. About 35 experts 10 countries took nart in the workshop. In general, palaeoclimatologists were asked to identify and discuss the data corresponding to the three topics as defined by the programme committee: 1) Abrupt Climate Changes 2) Initiation of Glaciation 3) Glaciated polar regions and their impact on global climate. Climate modellers were asked to give their views as to how these specific problems could be modelled, what use could be ~ade of the available palaeoclimatic data and which complementary data are needed for modelling.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. Ghazi
    • 1
  1. 1.Directorate-General Science, Research and DevelopmentCommission of the European CommunitiesBrusselsBelgium

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1983
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
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  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-7238-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-7236-0
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