Climate Change over the Last Few Millennia - Patterns and Causes

Dr. Thomas J. Crowley
Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences
Duke University


Date: May 8, 2003
Time: 3:30 pm
Location: Carriage House, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution


Thomas Crowley graduated from Brown University with a degree in marine geology and is now a professor in the Division of Earth and ocean Sciences at Duke University. For a number of years he has been interested in comparing climate model simulations of past climates against observations on time scales ranging from decadal to tectonic. Most recently he has been involved in examining the recent global warming trend within the context of climate change over the last few thousand years in order to place the warming, and explanations for it, in a longer-term perspective.