Background: Understanding the structure of natural variability is necessary to identify and attribute anthropogenically forced climatic changes. At the same time, the scaling structure of variability contains information about the underlying dynamics of the climate system. Leveraging the information inherent in this structure is particularly crucial given the relatively short record of anthropogenic climate change. The Holocene presents the most promising interval for studying the scaling structure of variability, due to its similarity to modern climate.
The goal of this workshop is to untagle the structure of forced and unforced variability across the Holocene from the sparse, noisy, and indirect proxy record.
Goals: The workshop will address the spatio-temporal scaling structure of forced and unforced variability across the Holocene, by bringing together theory, models, proxies. The workshop will be divided by theme into three working groups:
Schedule of talks (link)
Venue: Alder auditorium at UW (Alder Hall) (UW campus map)
Talks are open to the UW community
Accomodations: There are three hotels near UW that will give you a slightly discounted rate for a registered workshop organized by JISAO: Watertown Hotel , University Inn , Silver Cloud Inn .
Directions: From SeaTac airport, the light rail (LINK) takes you directly to the University district, the campus, and the hotels
Preliminary list of speakers: