Tropical Climate Variability with a focus on Last Millenium, Mid-Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum

The workshop will consider tropical climate interannual to multidecadal variability for the Last Millennium, the Mid-Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum with the aims of:

  1. Synthesising available high-resolution data sets for these time periods
  2. Deciding how to include the information from different sensors (coral, shells, tree rings etc…) in a common framework in a way that best reflects what each type of record shows about tropical variability
  3. Defining joint analyses of model experiements and observations to characterise topical variability
  4. Determining future directions for model/data comparisons.


The workshop will lead to a multi-authored publication in a high-profile journal of the current state-of-knowledge about changes in tropical variability based on data analysis, model experiments and data-model comparisons.

Participants are requested to arrive on tuesday 20 September 2011 in order to start the meeting on 21 September 2011 in the morning.