Dust workshop 2011
Processes and Quaternary history of dust dynamics
The workshop participants, from left to right: Ludwig Zöller, Zorica Svircev, Ulrich Hambach, Kerstin Schepanski, Jean-Robert Petit, Ina Tegen, Hongbo Zheng, Adriana Sima, Alfredo Martinez-Garcia, Aloys Bory, Rainer Gersonde, David Naafs, Andre Paul, Inka Meyer, Konrad Kandler, James Collins, Janna Just, Denis-Didier Rousseau, Paul Hesse, Thorsten Kiefer, Slobodan Markovic, Yves Balkanski, Philip Meyer, Peter Köhler, Kay Beets, Paul Vallelonga, Anna Wegner, Maarten Prins, Jan-Berend Stuut, Ute Merkel, Martin Werner, Kerstin Schmidt, Hubertus Fischer, Natalia Sudarchikova, Samuel Albani, Stefanie Weissbach, Frank Lehmkuhl, Gisela Winckler, Stephan Dietrich, Marco Vountas, Nicholas Heavens, John Burrows, Björn Machalett, Wolfgang von Hoyningen-Huene (Photo: Volker Diekamp, MARUM)
We cordially invite you to join us from Monday evening 31 October to Thursday 3 November 2011 for a workshop that we are organising at the MARUM - Center for Marine Environmental Sciences in Bremen, Germany. The workshop is partly replacing the ADOM2 workshop (organised by Denis-Didier Rousseau in February 2011, but cancelled due to turmoil in Tunisia), and is a joint effort of the PAGES working group ADOM (Atmospheric Dust during the last glacial cycle: Observations and Modeling) and of MARUM-Bremen and is sponsored by MARUM, PAGES, and INQUA.
In this workshop we intend to bring together leading international scientists in mineral-dust studies, from the marine and terrestrial realms, synoptic meteorology, ice cores, and climate modelling.
Recent developments in the understanding of the role of mineral dust in the earth system shall be discussed. In addition, recommendations for future research towards a better understanding of processes that play an active role in dust emission, transport, and deposition, and approaches to study the role of mineral dust in global climate will be worked out.
Rationale: After the first ADOM workshop (ADOM1 was held in 2009 in Hyères-les-Palmiers, France, 2009), and following up on the results of the DUSTSPEC workshop (held in Lamont, USA, 2010), it is recognised that there is a specific need for an integration of datasets of dust deposition on land and in the ocean. In addition, we need to understand the processes that lead to dust emission, dispersal and deposition. Furthermore, a major focus will be on dust dynamics, ranging from emission-related processes at the various sources of dust, dispersion at different altitudes in the atmosphere, and deposition on both terrestrial and marine environments to the effects of mineral dust after deposition.
Specific focus in this workshop will be put on what we can learn from aeolian records about the dynamics and variability of large-scale atmospheric circulation during the last glacial. As a regional and strategic target, activities in this workshop will focus on the low-latitude circulation where records of desert loess and dust accumulation in ocean sediments provide a comprehensive database. The workshop will explore strategies to derive quantitative and physically consistent synoptic reconstructions by integration of dust records, climate observations, and model simulations.
|Monday 31 October|
|All day: arrival of participants|
|Evening: ice breaker at MARUM|
|Tuesday 1 November|
|Morning session: present-day dust, meteorology, remote sensing|
|Afternoon session: dust archives: ice, marine|
|Wednesday 2 November|
|Morning session: dust archives: marine, terrestrial|
|Afternoon session: modelling: modern and paleo|
|Thursday 3 November|
|Synthesis, working groups to work out products|
The daily programs consist of oral presentations by invited speakers, followed by so-called short presentations. In addition, there will be poster boards available (A0 format, portrait) at which ad hoc poster presentations can be made.
Please keep an eye on this website as the program will be completed any time soon.
Please download the preliminary program here. Please keep in mind that this program is not final at all, and will be updated regularly.
Last update: 30 October 2011
(51 participants, 2 abstracts missing)
At registration in MARUM on Monday you'll receive a hardcopy of this program book.