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New geochemical approach to reconstruct tropical palaeo-atmospheric dynamics

Project description

Tropical fires in the past may provide a crystal ball into the future

The global climate has always demonstrated natural patterns of change. The tropics are of particular interest as forests not only affect climate but are affected by it. Understanding past patterns in tropical climate changes is a prerequisite to quantifying how human activity is affecting it. More accurate models are desperately needed, requiring innovative reconstructions of the tremendous period of time prior to satellites and data-recording. PALADYN is filling the gap using largely untapped natural recorders of climate variability – wind-borne pyrogenic carbon from tropical fires now present in marine sediments. Better models could help shed light on increasingly extreme weather conditions, particularly flooding and wildfires.

Field of science

  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/atmospheric sciences/meteorology/atmospheric circulation
  • /natural sciences/physical sciences/astronomy/planetary science/satellites
  • /natural sciences/earth and related environmental sciences/physical geography/cartography/geographic information systems

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Spain
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 931 500

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 2 931 500
Address
Calle Campus Universitario Sn Cerdanyola V
08290 Cerdanyola Del Valles
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments