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Dealing with climate change: palaeoclimate research in Australia


Meissner, K and Abram, N and Armand, L and Chase, Z and De Deckker, P and Ellwood, M and Exon, N and Gagan, M and Goodwin, I and Howard, W and Lough, J and McCulloch, M and McGregor, H and Moy, A and O'Leary, M and Phipps, S and Skilbeck, G and Webster, J and Welsh, K and Zinke, J, Dealing with climate change: palaeoclimate research in Australia, Quaternary Australasia, 32, 1, pp. 19-24. (2015) [Government or Industry Research]

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Palaeoclimate research relevant to marine systems in Australia includes the collection and analysis of: (a) shallow-water and deep-sea corals, which provide high resolution archives, (b) deep-sea sediment and ice cores, which span longer time scales, and (c) palaeoclimate modelling, which gives us insights into mechanisms, dynamics and thresholds underlying past climate states. Palaeoclimate research in Australia is mature and well recognised internationally. To further advance Australian palaeoclimate research, we must address major challenges that include insufficient research vessel access, insufficient targeted research funding, as well as the lack of a well funded national centre to coordinate research efforts (e.g. academic institution or ARC Centre of Excellence for Palaeoclimate Research).

Item Details

Item Type:Government or Industry Research
Keywords:paleoclimate, climate change
Research Division:Earth Sciences
Research Group:Physical geography and environmental geoscience
Research Field:Palaeoclimatology
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the earth sciences
UTAS Author:Chase, Z (Professor Zanna Chase)
ID Code:101977
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:IMAS Research and Education Centre
Deposited On:2015-07-21
Last Modified:2017-10-09

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