December 12, 2014 — The lecture «The study of climate and environmental changes in Antarctica in geological past: methods and achievements»
The KÖPPEN Laboratory presents the sixth public lecture in the frame of KÖPPEN* International Seminar Series** at the Saint Petersburg State University
«The study of climate and environmental changes in Antarctica in geological past: methods and achievements»
will be given by Dr. German L. Leitchenkov, head of Antarctic geosciences department of VNIIOkeangeologia research institute named by Gramberg I.S., professor of the Institute of Earth Sciences Saint Petersburg State University.
on Wednesday, December 12 2014 at 15:00 at the Institute of Earth Sciences (V.O. 10th line 33/35, ground floor, Phoenix).
Short abstract of the lecture:
Last years there are a lot of international studies focused on changes in the environment and climate on the scale of last millions to thousands years. Such investigations provide an understanding of fundamental processes controlling the climate. They may give an answer, why the Antarctic glaciation appeared and what was and is controlling ice volume fluctuations? The results of those studies make possible to model future changes in terms of global warming temperature trend. Most effective methods of paleoclimate investigations are geological methods (coring and drilling of marine bottom sediments) and geophysical methods (seismic profiling, multibeam echo sounding and other).
* Vladimir Peter Köppen was a world famous meteorologist, climatologist and botanist who was exemplary for the highly successful scientific and academic exchange between Russia and Western Europe
** The “KÖPPEN International Seminar Series” will engage foreign scholars visiting the Saint Petersburg State University (SPbSU) in the wider fields of geosciences and biology and offer a forum of scientific exchange between senior students and staff of SPbSU and the visiting scholars.