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咖啡沙龙第一百八十五期——1. The rise of Tibet, the Himalaya, and monsoon climate across Southern Asia 2. Modelling of Cretaceous climates
2017-10-30 | 编辑: | 【

时间(Time):2017.11.1(周三) 上午9:00-11:00 

             2017.11.1 Wednesday 9:00-11:00 am 


                 (Room 321, South Building)  

  嘉宾(Guest): 1. Professor Robert A. Spicer is Emeritus Professor of Earth Sciences at the Open University, having formally been HoD of Earth Sciences and founding Director of the Centre for Earth Planetary, Space and Astronomical Research. In 2010 he was appointed Visiting Professor, State Key Laboratory, Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences Beijing and is currently Visiting Professor, Palaeoecology Research Group, Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden, CAS. These appointments reflect a long standing collaborative relationship with Chinese researchers beginning in 1988 and including four field seasons in Tibet. His current research is focused on developing leaf architecture as a palaeoclimate and palaeoaltimetric proxy, particularly in relation to monsoon evolution. Notably in 2003 he was the lead author on the first paper to use this technique to argue against the recent (8-10 Ma) uplift of Tibet and more recently has used leaf form to 'fingerprint' Asian monsoons in the Eocene.    

  嘉宾(Guest): 2. Professor Paul J. Valdes is currently Professor of Physical Geography in the School of Geographical Sciences, University of Bristol. Previously, he was at Reading University and was the UK’s first Professor of Earth System Science. In 2007 he was awarded a Royal Society Wolfson Merit award and in 2014 was awarded the Milutin Milankovic Medal from the EGU for his research on past climate change. He has published almost 200 peer-reviewed papers on aspects of past, present, and future climate. Some relevant highlights of his research include: (a) the first high resolution model integration for the Last Glacial Maximum, (b) the first successful General Circulation Model simulation of the initiation of an ice sheet, (c) a new interpretation of Cretaceous climate equability. He was lead PI on the first phase of the Grid ENabled Integrated Earth system model project (GENIE), which developed a new Earth System model of Intermediate Complexity and was also the lead PI on the QUEST project “Climate and Biogeochemical Cycles during the Last Deglaciation”. He was the founding leader of the Bristol Research Initiative for the Dynamic Global Environment (BRIDGE). At NERC, he chaired the HPC committee for more than 8 years, served as a member of the National Capability Advisory Group, and was one of the first members of the peer review college pool of chairs. He is also a non-executive director of a carbon management company Greenstone. 

  嘉宾(Guest): 3. Dr. Alex Farnsworth is a post-doctoral research assistant based in the School of Geographical Sciences at the University of Bristol. His primary research interests centres on the role of the hydrological cycle in climate change, specifically on precipitation dynamics and the role of monsoon systems. He is currently investigating large-scale controls on past climate change through the Cretaceous-Palaeogene-Neogene and how changes in past environments can inform us about future climate change. His previous research examined the dynamics of the central African monsoon system and interannual variability in the monsoon using model and observational data. The role of land surface – atmospheric interactions on precipitation resulting from land surface change under future climate regimes was a key focus of this research.  





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