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Late holocene shallow marine environments of europe (HOLSMEER)

Objective

Modelling predictions of the climate system's response to anthropogenic forcings are severely inhibited by inadequate understanding of natural climate variability. HOLSMEER proposes to improve our understanding of this natural variability through the search for, interpretation, and quantification of, climatic variability in high-resolution shallow marine records from Atlantic Europe covering the last 2000 years. Long-term instrumental time series of marine and atmospheric parameters will be used in a new way to calibrate the marine palaeoclimate observations, extending the marine record to the period before systematic recording of environmental parameters was undertaken, and therefore providing a basis for establishing the natural variability of the oceanic component of the climate system in the critical North Atlantic region prior to significant anthropogenic forcing of the environment. These data will validate numerical models of the climate system.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF WALES - BANGOR
Address
Askew Street
LL59 5EY Gwynedd
United Kingdom

Participants (11)

GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF NORWAY
Norway
Address
Leiv Erikssonsvei 39
Trondheim
INSTITUTO GEOLOGICO E MINEIRO
Portugal
Address
19-2,Estrada Da Portela, Zambujal, Apartado 7586
2721-866 Amadora
STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITET
Sweden
Address
8C,svante Arrhenius Vèg 8C
106 91 Stockholm
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Dunbeg
PA37 1QA Oban
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITY OF AARHUS
Denmark
Address
C.f. Moellers Allee 120
8000 Aarhus C
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
41,Allégaten 41
5007 Bergen
UNIVERSITY OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
Dunhagi 3
107 Reykjavik
UNIVERSITY OF ST ANDREWS
United Kingdom
Address
North Haugh
KY16 9ST St Andrews
UNIVERSITY OF VIGO
Spain
Address
Campus Lagoas-marcosende S/n
36200 Vigo
University of Plymouth
United Kingdom
Address
Drake Circus
PL4 8AA Plymouth