Organised by Dr Dan Lunt, Professor Harry Elderfield, Dr Gavin Foster, Professor Richard Pancost and Professor Maureen Raymo
A number of proxy methods are used to infer past atmospheric CO2 concentrations, such as fossilised leaves, paleo soils, and isotopes in ocean sediments. Each technique has its own strengths and weaknesses and methodological uncertainties. This meeting will aim to compare methods and their available records, leading to a deeper understanding of the processes which influence the proxies and the Cenozoic record of atmospheric CO2.
This satellite meeting directly follows a broader Discussion meeting on Warm climates of the past - a lesson for the future? taking place at the Royal Society in London from 10 - 11 October 2011.
Biographies and audio recordings are available below.