Seminar by Colin Goldblatt on Oct. 7, 2015

All are invited to the Grad House Restaurant on Wednesday, Oct.7!  Featuring a presentation by Colin Goldblatt titled “Palaeoclimate and the evolution of Earth’s Atmosphere.”

There has been a wonderful and diverse range of climate states through Earth history, associated with changes in external forcing and the evolution of atmospheric mass and composition. All the primary climate drivers – solar constant, atmospheric mass, greenhouse gas abundance, land area and day length  – have varied through history. Through my talk, I’ll link together mechanistic discussion of the affect of all of these on climate with specific cases from Earth history and future. The fun in deep palaeoclimate is the requirement for first-principle understanding of many aspects of the climate system and a wide parameter space to think in – which should develop the intuition of even the most committed Anthropocene student.