Conference - Palaeoclimate Research in Central Asia

Friday, 07.06.2019, 09.45 Uhr

Mongolia Urheberrecht: © F. Lehmkuhl

20 years of paleoclimate research in Mongolia and China from RWTH Aachen University

Prof. Dr. F. Lehmkuhl

Chair of Physical Geography and Geoecology

The high mountain environments in Central and High Asia, especially the Tibetan Plateau, provide water resources for more than 3 billion people. They are water towers and reservoirs with high precipitation as well as ice and snow. Therefore, the interest in understanding the water cycles and related earth surfaces processes of this vast region, affected by the climate change, increased over the past decades. The paleoenviromental development, driven by changes in temperature and moisture, is recorded in the extent of glaciers and lakes. Geomorphological and biological environments such as loess, paleosols, lacustrine and fluvial deposits as well as trees and peat bogs are archives for the climatic development of the region. This small conference aims to review important geo- and bioscientific research issues and stimulate ideas for future research and cooperation.




09:45 F. Lehmkuhl Welcome
10:00 L. Owen Quaternary glaciations of the Himalaya and Tibet
10:30 D. Loibl Topoclimatic forcing of glacier change in High Mountain Asia
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 B. Diekmann Lake Dynamics on the northern Tibetan Plateau during the Holocene
12:00 A. Bräuning Do tree rings tell us new stories about the climate history of the Tibetan Plateau?
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 V. Nottebaum From mountains to basins – and back? Fluvial, lacustrine and aeolian sediments in southern Mongolia
14:00 M. Klinge Geomorphological and paleoclimatical influence on lake level changes in Mongolia
14:30 F. Schlütz Driven by the Westerlies - From the North German homeland to high Asia
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 E. Eckmeier Degradation of steppe soils as a result of changing land-use and climate
16:00 M. Frechen Luminescence Dating in Frank`s Backyard – Examples from Inner and Outer Mongolia and the Tibetan Plateau
16:30 S. Markovic Eurasian loess: the last 8 glacial-interglacial cycles
17:00 F. Lehmkuhl Closing remarks



Deadline for registration: 01.04.2019!

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The conference fee will be 15,- € and includes coffee, drinks in the coffee break and a simple lunch.

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