PP023:
Integrating Data and Models in Paleoclimatology and Paleoecology: Current Approaches, Emerging Challenges, and Next Steps





Session ID#: 26532

Session Description:
A key contribution of paleo-data to Earth system modeling is providing constraints for testing model reliability and suitability under conditions very different from present.  Increasingly, proxy data networks and their derived paleoenvironmental inferences are being directly assimilated into Earth system model simulations to improve inference about past earth system dynamics.  This data-model assimilation, however, is complicated by depositional and biological processes that create uncertainty in proxy data and about alignment of proxy variables with those used within models of Earth system change. There remain non-trivial challenges in deriving data products from paleo-data suitable for use in dynamic models used in forecasting the various components of Earth system change. This session will address three central themes; (1) new or emerging methods to improve inference from paleo-proxy data, (2) techniques for informing Earth system models using paleo-data, and (3) case studies where paleo-data has been used to inform predictions of future change.
Primary Convener:  Andria Dawson, University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States; Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada
Conveners:  Simon J Goring, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, Jessica E Tierney, University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States and John W Williams, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, United States
Co-Organized with:
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology, and Biogeosciences
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Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mathias Trachsel, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Kira Rehfeld, NERC British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Richard Telford, University of Bergen, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, EECRG, Department of Biology, Bergen, Norway and Thomas Laepple, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Robert Tardif, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Seattle, WA, United States, Gregory J. Hakim, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States, Julien Emile-Geay, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, David Noone, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Corvallis, OR, United States and David M Anderson, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute, Watsonville, CA, United States
Victor Brovkin1, Stephan Lorenz1, Thomas Raddatz1, Martin Claussen1, Anne Dallmeyer1 and The Hamburg Holocene Team, (1)Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, Germany
Laura A Markley, Stephen Peters, Frank J Pazzaglia and Kenneth P Kodama, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, United States
Hannah Tandy1, Elena Shevliakova2 and Gerta Keller1, (1)Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, United States, (2)GFDL-Princeton University Cooperative Institute for Climate Science, Princeton, NJ, United States
Jason S McLachlan1, Andria Dawson2, Michael Dietze3, Malcolm Finley4, Mevin Hooten5, Malcolm Itter4, Stephen T Jackson6, Jennifer R Marlon7, Ann Raiho1, John Tipton8 and Jack Williams9, (1)University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, (2)Mount Royal University, Calgary, AB, Canada, (3)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, United States, (5)Colorado State University, Statistics, Fort Collins, CO, United States, (6)University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, United States, (7)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (8)University of Arkansas, Mathematical Sciences, Fayetteville, AR, United States, (9)University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Geography, Madison, WI, United States
Richard S Barclay, National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC, United States, Laura Soul, National Museum of Natural History, Paleobiology, Washington, DC, United States, Amy Bolton, National Museum of Natural History, Education and Outreach, Washington, DC, United States, Jonathan P Wilson, Haverford College, Haverford, PA, United States, Patrick Megonigal, Smithsonian Env Research Ctr, Edgewater, MD, United States and Scott L Wing, Smithsonian Institution, Department of Paleobiology, Washington, DC, United States
Elizabeth Bradley1, Kenneth A Anderson1, Laura Rassbach de Vesine1, Vivian Lai2, Marchitto Thomas3, Thomas Harrison Nelson2, Izaak Weiss1 and James W C White4, (1)University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, Computer Science, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, Geological Sciences, Boulder, CO, United States
Feng Zhu, University of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Julien Emile-Geay, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, Toby Ault, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States, Nicholas McKay, Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, United States and Sylvia Dee, Brown University, Providence, RI, United States
Gregory J Hakim, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States, David N Anderson, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States, Julien Emile-Geay, Univ. of Southern California, Department of Earth Sciences, Los Angeles, CA, United States, David Noone, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, Corvallis, OR, United States and Robert Tardif, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Christine Rollinson1, James Simkins2, Istem Fer3, Ankur R Desai2 and Michael Dietze4, (1)The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, (4)Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Lael Vetter, University of Arizona, Geoscience, Tucson, AZ, United States, Allegra N. LeGrande, Columbia University, NASA/GISS, New York, NY, United States, David J Ullman, Northland College, Ashland, WI, United States and Anders E Carlson, COAS, Corvallis, OR, United States
Peter Jacobs1, Harry J Dowsett2 and Kim de Mutsert1, (1)George Mason University, Environmental Science and Policy, Fairfax, VA, United States, (2)USGS, Eastern Geology and Paleoclimate Science Center, Baltimore, MD, United States
Steven B Malevich1, Jessica E Tierney2, Gregory J. Hakim3 and Robert Tardif3, (1)University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (2)University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, (3)University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Irene Tunno, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States and Scott A Mensing, Univ Nevada Reno, Reno, NV, United States
Nathan John Steiger and Jason E Smerdon, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Hongbin Zhang, China University of Geosciences Wuhan, Wuhan, China, Michael L Griffiths, William Paterson University, Little Silver, NJ, United States, Shitou Wu, Geowissenschaftliches Zentrum, Göttingen Universität, Göttingen, Germany, Wenwen Kong, University of California Berkeley, Department of Geography, Berkeley, CA, United States, John C H Chiang, Univ California, Berkeley, CA, United States, Alyssa R. Atwood, Georgia Institute of Technology Main Campus, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Atlanta, GA, United States, Hai Cheng, Xi’an Jiaotong University, Institute of Global Environmental Change, Xi’an, China, Jun Huang, China University of Geosciences, wuhan, Wuhan, China and Shucheng Xie, China University of Geosciences, wuhan, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Jessica E Tierney, University of Arizona, Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States
Qin Li1, Haibin Wu1, Yanyan Yu1, Aizhi Sun1 and Yunli Luo2, (1)Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, (2)IB Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
Connor Nolan, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States, John Tipton, University of Arkansas, Mathematical Sciences, Fayetteville, AR, United States, Robert Booth, Lehigh University, Earth and Environmental Science, Bethlehem, PA, United States, Stephen T Jackson, USGS Southwest Climate Science Center, Tucson, AZ, United States and Mevin Hooten, Colorado State University, Statistics, Fort Collins, CO, United States
Sylvia Dee1, James M Russell1 and Carrie Morrill2, (1)Brown University, Providence, RI, United States, (2)NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States
Daniel J Hill, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2, United Kingdom, Jason L Brown, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, Carbondale, IL, United States, Ana Carolina Carnaval, CUNY City College, New York, NY, United States and Alan M Haywood, University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Istem Fer, Boston University, Earth and Environment, Boston, MA, United States, Ann Raiho, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, Christine Rollinson, The Morton Arboretum, Lisle, United States, Michael Dietze, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States and PalEON Team
Evelyn Meador, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, United States and Carrie Morrill, NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Boulder, CO, United States
Francisco José Cuesta-Valero, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, NF, Canada, Almudena García-García, Memorial University of Newfoundlad, St. John's, NF, Canada, Hugo Beltrami, St. Francis Xavier University, Environmental Sciences Program, Antigonish, NS, Canada and Eduardo Zorita, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Geesthacht, Germany
David Joseph Peterman and Christopher C Barton, Wright State University, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Dayton, OH, United States
Xianyong Cao, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Potsdam, Germany, Fang Tian, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany, Richard Telford, University of Bergen, and Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research, EECRG, Department of Biology, Bergen, Norway, Jian Ni, Zhejiang Normal University, College of Chemistry and Life Sciences, Jinhua, China, Qinghai Xu, Hebei Normal University, College of Resources and Environment Sciences, Shijiazhuang, China, Fahu Chen, Lanzhou University, Key Laboratory of Western China's Environmental Systems (MOE), College of Earth Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou, China, Xingqi Liu, Capital Normal University, Beijing Key Laboratory of Resource Environment and GIS, College of Resource Environment and Tourism, Beijing, China, Martina Stebich, Senckenberg Research Station for Quaternary Palaeontology, Weimar, Germany, Yan Zhao, Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China and Ulrike Herzschuh, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Walter Andre Perkins, University of Washington Seattle Campus, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States and Gregory J. Hakim, University of Washington, Atmospheric Sciences, Seattle, WA, United States
Ann Raiho, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, United States, Jason S McLachlan, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, United States and Michael Dietze, Boston University, Boston, MA, United States
Joel Guiot, CEREGE, Aix-en-Provence Cedex, France
Andrew Mark Dolman, Thomas Laepple and Torben Kunz, Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Potsdam, Potsdam, Germany
Benjamin Cook, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, New York, NY, United States; Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States and Kevin J Anchukaitis, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, United States