The purpose of this NSF-sponsored workshop is to bring together an elite international group of researchers to discuss and promote opportunities for collaboration on the topics of sea-level data acquisition, calibration, and modeling. The workshop will focus on the interpretation of sea-level changes during marine isotope stage 5 (MIS 5) and the onset of MIS 4. Special attention will be given to the following topics:
- How rapid were sea-level rise and fall events throughout the MIS 5/4 period, and and what were the major triggers?
- Proxies used to reconstruct sea-level changes; rates of sea-level changes; geochronological methods used to constrain the timing of sea-level high and low stands.
- Reconciling controversial MIS 5a data sets from sea level fields around the world.
- Glacio-hydro-isostasy has been used to reconcile discrepancies between different sea-level data sets; one section of the workshop will share ideas and propose complementary approaches to address this particular issue.
- Challenges in addressing past sea-level positions: the link between field observation and models.
- Observational and modeling constraints on sea-level rise/fall and ice extent/volume; how well predicted GIA values compare to the instrumental and field data.
- Bogdan P. Onac (University of South Florida, FL, USA/"Emil Racovita" Institute of Speleology, Cluj, Romania)
- Joan J. Fornos (University of Balearic Islands, Palma de Mallorca, Spain)
- Jeffrey A. Dorale (University of Iowa, IA, USA)
- Giorgio Spada (University of Urbino, Italy)
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- Venue, Travel & Hotels
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- Workshop Schedule
- Last updated, April 18, 2012
- Field trips
- Field trips in the eastern and southeastern part of Mallorca (coastal features and littoral caves).
- Round Table & Panel Discussions