PALCOM International Focus Groups & Projects

During the 2015-2019 inter-congress period, PALCOM wishes to promote IFGs and projects which will (a) facilitate improved understanding of the climate system and the linkages across terrestrial, marine and glacial realms, (b) encourage large-scale syntheses of terrestrial data and the creation of palaeoclimate or palaeoenvironmental databases, and (c) foster improved links with the palaeoclimate modeling community.

IFGs are designed to address broad-scale questions and to provide an "umbrella" organization to facilitate communication between more focused projects. Individual projects should be linked to an IFG, except in the case of exploratory initiatives.

Informal queries about proposed IFGs and projects should be addressed, in the first instance by email, to the Commission President, Atte Korhola

INQUA IFG 1608F Southern Hemisphere Assessment of Palaeo-Environments (SHAPE)

SHAPE is supporting international research collaborations aimed at investigating past environmental variability and change for Southern Hemisphere terrestrial, ocean and cryosphere regions using and integrating proxy data with model simulations.

Brian Chase

Institut Des Sciences De L'Evolution-Montpellier, UMR 5554, Centre National De La Recherche Scientifique, Université De Montpellier, Bat.22, CC061, Place Eugène Bataillon, 34095 Montpellier

Andrew Lorrey

National Institute Of Water And Atmospheric Research, Auckland, New Zealand

Steven Phipps

Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) UNSW Australia, Sydney NSW 2052 Australia, University Of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia

Maisa Rojas

Department Of Geophysics, Blanco Encalada 2002, Floor 4. Santiago, Chile, University Of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Four Projects are currently part of the SHAPE IFG:

Project 1609P : Palaeolakes of the Arid Southern Hemisphere (PotASH)

Project 1609P details

Project 1610P : Southern Westerlies' Evolution in Environments of the Past (SWEEP)

Project 1610P details

Project 1611P : The Last Glacial Maximum in the Southern Hemisphere (SHeMax)

Project 1611P details

Project 1704P : PALAEO-SPCZ-Vanuatu

Project 1704P details

PALCOM Other Related Projects

Project 1705P : PC-MIP: Pollen-Climate Methods Inter-comparison Project Workshop

Project 1705P details