1:30 PLENARY ADDRESS:  
  Carbon Cycling and Climate Sensitivity Across the Paleocene-Eocene boundary Richard Zeebe
 
2:00-3:30 BREAKOUT II
Coupling and Decoupling Climate Sensitivity
 

Question 3: What physical and biogeochemical feedback processes are most important in determining the climate sensitivity to a large dynamic range of forcing?

 

Question 4: What can deep-time records and models tell us about climate sensitivity?

 
4:00-5:30 BREAKOUT REPORTS—Questions 1-4
 
Tuesday, May 6, 2008
9:00 NSF Hopes and Expectations Rich Lane
 
9:30 PLENARY ADDRESS:  
  Dinosaur Forecast—Cloudy! A Convective-Cloud Mechanism for Past Equable Climates and Its Role in Future Greenhouse Scenarios. Eli Tziperman
 
10:30-2:00 BREAKOUT III  
 
Alternative Worlds
 

Question 5: What are the most poorly understood dynamics of past “alternative worlds,” and which “alternative world” intervals offer the greatest potential for understanding future climates?

 

Question 6: What kinds of proxy evidence do we need to advance understanding of the dominant processes that operate in these “alternative world” intervals?

 
1:00-2:30 BREAKOUT IV  
 
Implementation and Infrastructure
 

Question 7: Describe the infrastructure that will be required to answer these questions?



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