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The imprint of astronomical climate forcing: geochronometer and paleoclimate archive

The pacing of the global climate system by variations in orbital parameters is clearly demonstrated in the timing and specific patterns of various geoarchives, including sapropels, glacial/interglacial cycles and many other examples. The imprint of astronomical cycles can be used as high-precision geochronometer, and as paleoclimatic information. Extreme events can especially be expected to relate to extremes in insolation. We invite contributions utilizing the imprint of Milankovic cycles as preserved in the geological record in any way, including the often poorly understood mechanisms that translate this forcing into geoarchives. Submissions exploring orbital time scales, proxy data and/or modelling work are welcome; we aim to bring together studies focused on global and regional climate responses to astronomical forcing at different time scales.  


Zeeden, Christian (1); Kaboth-Bahr, Stefanie (2); Drury, Anna-Joy (3); Fang, Qiang (4); Sardar Abadi, Mehrdad (1)
1: Leibniz Institute for Applied Geophysics, Germany; 2: Universität Potsdam, Germany; 3: University College London, UK; 4: China University of Geosciences (Beijing), China
GeoKarlsruhe 2021