西太平洋與東亞之第四紀海洋與陸域古氣候
Quaternary Marine and Terrestrial Paleoclimate of the Western Pacific and East Asia
Session Description

Studies of Quaternary climate, those of roughly the last two million years of Earth history, are increasingly important as these are necessary background information for understanding the scale and rapidity of natural environmental changes on regional and global scales. It is hard to evaluate that human activities are having major impacts on global climates if we don't have evidence for sure what the natural rate of variability in those climate systems is. In this session contributions are welcomed on data and modeling results of western Pacific and East Asia paleoclimate of the past 2 million years on various time scales. Presentations on high-resolution paleoclimate records analyzed from marine cores of IMAGES, ODP, as well as continental records of loess, lake sediments, and stalagmites, with implications on climatic mechanisms prevailing on the western Pacific and East Asia are particularly encouraged.