AUSTRALIA AS THE WORLD WARMED: OUR REGIONAL RESPONSE TO RAPID GLOBAL WARMING EVENTS IN THE GEOLOGICAL PAST

Grant number: FT130100801 | Funding period: 2014 - 2018

Completed

Abstract

Projections of global climate change over the next century are so negative we must look to the Pliocene Epoch, more than 2.5 million years ago, for past analogues. Nonetheless, more recent episodes of rapid global warming during the late Pleistocene might approximate those expected for coming decades. This project will study past Australian regional temperature and rainfall responses to these events, on a high-resolution absolute timescale. The necessary analytical technologies are new, meaning a study of this scope could not previously be attempted, and they will be further developed under this project. Outputs will include spatial patterns and lead/lag relationships which can be used to su..

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