A review article titled The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification has been published in Science. The article was an outcome of the discussions at a PAGES-supported workshop on Paleo-ocean acidification and carbon cycle perturbation events in 2010.
This issue of the PAGES newsletter features paired perspectives that address the present and the past as two sides of the same coin, seeking to provide a window into the future. The topics cut across the research carried out in IGBP's projects and beyond on land, oceans, the atmosphere and their interfaces. It also provides information on recently held meetings and program news.
The prolific PAGES PALSEA Working Group has published a special issue - Sea Level and Ice Sheet Evolution: A PALSEA Special Edition. This special issue of Earth and Planetary Science Letters includes a series of papers that consider diverse approaches, data and time scales together with carefully posed questions to better understand and place in context the rate and nature of contemporary and future ice sheet and sea-level evolution.
The Past Interglacials (PIGS) Working Group has published an article titled Determining the natural length of the current interglacial in the journal Nature Geoscience.
The PAGES-CLIVAR Intersection Panel is looking for nominations from scientists across the CLIVAR and PAGES communities who are interested in fostering cross-cutting initiatives that involve the use of paleo-climate data in extending and contextualising modern observations, using CLIVAR-related insights and understanding to inform the interpretation of past climate data, and/or helping link modelling of past, present and future.
The recently-formed Ocean2k regional PAGES 2k synthesis project is looking for volunteers to assist in assembling a metadatabase of marine paleodata for the past 2000 years available from publicly archived databases.
European Geosciences Union (EGU) General Assembly (22-27 Jan 2012, Vienna, Austria)
Sessions with PAGES co-sponsoring or emerging from PAGES activities include those addressing the climate of the past two millennia, interglacial climate dynamics, phenological records, sediment & carbon fluxes and geochronological techniques.
Abstract submission closes on 17 Jan 2012.