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2021 Monsoon Seminar Series: Overview

Dates:
01.04 - 15.12.2021  
Venue:
Online
Contact person:
Peter D. Clift, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Website:
https://www.monsoongeoseminars.com/

An online Monsoon Seminar Series will be held once a week throughout 2021.

Lectures commence 13 January and end 15 December 2021.

Description

Monsoons represent some of the most important weather phenomena and climate systems on Earth, of which the Asian monsoon is the largest and most intense on the planet today. Summer rainfall in Asia is critical to the development and sustenance of human civilizations across the continent now and in the past. The Asian monsoon is often linked to the regional tectonics and the summer rains in turn feeds back on the evolution of the solid Earth.

In this seminar series, organizers bring together some of the most active researchers looking at how the intensity of the Asian, Indonesian, Australian, and South American monsoons have changed over long periods of geological time, even preceding the initial collision of India with Asia. We also consider changes on shorter, millennial timescales in the recent geological past, when variations are more controlled by orbital and solar processes.

The seminar series highlights the recent developments following a sustained campaign of scientific ocean drilling offshore, but also the newest developments within continental basins and lakes spanning the global monsoon domain.

Program outline

The seminar series is open to all those interested in the geology of the monsoon. The focus is on atmospheric, oceanographic and continental aspects of this global phenomenon on a temporal dimension that goes beyond historical direct measurement ranges.

Weekly seminars will alternate times. One week, the time will favor those residing in the western hemisphere and, the following week, those based in the Asia-Pacific region. This will allow the global community to attend at reasonable times and ask questions in person.

Schedule

The schedule will be updated as and when changes are necessary. At the end of each half-year session, there will be an online discussion forum for greater discussion of the major questions that were not possible or practical after each of the weekly lectures.

Access the full schedule and Zoom link information: https://www.monsoongeoseminars.com/

For additional information, you can also check for schedule updates here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_ku_9I8LQj9aCgkQv3p7Nda0IrQhxjrDUP8rPzcrRA0/edit?usp=sharing

Hosts

If you are interested in contributing to the series, contact the organizers:

Tara Jonell, The University of Queensland: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Liviu Giosan, Woods Hole Oceanographic Insitution: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Peter D. Clift, Louisiana State University: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Further information

To see the schedule times, go to the official website: https://www.monsoongeoseminars.com/

See past lectures or watch live on the YouTube "Monsoon Seminar" channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLilSwYWgc_EaEhrDi123pg