Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

2nd GICME Workshop: Role of corals, varved sediments and models in understanding global environmental change


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The growing need for a geological perspective in studies of the Earth's climate system provided the focus for the 2nd Geological Indicators of Climate From Marine Environments (GICME) Workshop, held at the U.S. Geological Survey's Center for Coastal Geology and Regional Marine Studies, St. Petersburg, Fla., January 18–19, 1990. Sponsors were the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and U.S.G.S. The primary goals of the workshop were to obtain state-of-the-art assessments of how paleoenvironmental data can be extracted from coral and varved sediment data, and how data and models can be used interactively to test model sensitivities and to unravel the causes of climatic change. Without a global record of long paleoenvironmental time series, it may prove impossible to understand decadal to millennial scale climatic variability or to test how realistically we can model this variability.