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Understanding future sea level rise: The challenges of dating past interglacials
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
September 21-25, 2009

Organizers: Bill Thompson, Mark Siddall, Claire Waelbroeck



Welcome Reception
Sunday, September 20, 2009
 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. (meet there or in the lobby of the Inn on the Square at 6:45 p.m. to walk over to Liam's)

Liam Maguire's Irish Pub and Restaurant
273 Main Street
Falmouth, MA 02540
Phone: 508-548-0285

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Workshop Program
Monday, September 21, 2009

  Monday through Thursday presentaions take place in the Carriage House, and Friday presentations take place in Clark Lab 507, Quissett Campus, WHOI (Shuttle transportation will be provided each morning at 8:15 and evening at 6:30 p.m. to and from the Inn)

Dating Sea Level Change: Analytical Advances
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Morss Presentation: The next 100 years of ice sheets and sea level
Richard Alley, Pennsylvania State University

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9:45 Keynote Address: Questions to put to the Last Interglacial
Mark Siddall, University of Bristol

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10:30 Coffee
10:50 IODP constraints on the (234U/238U) history of seawater
Alex Thomas, Oxford University
11:15

U-series dating of tropical corals: Lessons from Deep water corals
Norbert Frank, CNRS 
11:40 Low temperature isotopic fractionation of uranium
Morten Andersen, University of Bristol
12:30 Lunch
1:30 Improved 230Th dating methods applied to the dating of the last 4 glacial terminations
Hai Cheng, University of Minnesota
2:20 Improving U-Pb ID-TIMS geochronology through community driven technical developments
Dan Condon, British Geological Survey
3:10 Coffee
3:30 U-series standard inter-comparison
Andrea Dutton, Australian National University
William G. Thompson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
4:20 Discussion: What can we do to make reported U-series isotope ratios more comparable?
5:10 Refreshments


Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Dating Sea Level Change: Understanding open systems
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Morss Presentation: The economic impacts of sea level rise
Porter Hoagland, WHOI Marine Policy Center

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9:45 Keynote Address: U-Th and 14C: historical aspects and useful similarities
Edouard Bard, Collège de France

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10:30 Coffee
10:50 Variation of sea level and seawater uranium-isotope ratios during the Last Deglaciation: New Insights from the IODP 310 "Tahiti Sea-Level"Expedition
Pierre Deschamp, CEREGE
11:40 U-redistribution in fossil reef corals and its effect on U-series coral ages
Denis Scholz, University of Bristol
12:30 Lunch
1:30 U-series dating and open-system processes in fossil corals from Henderson Island, South Pacific
Morten Andersen, University of Bristol
2:20 Morphostratigraphy and U-series ages from an emergent MIS 5e reef, Cape Cuvier, Western Australia
Mick O'Leary, Manchester Metropolitan University
3:10 Coffee
3:30 Reducing the impact of U-redistribution and recoil-related effects on U-series coral ages
Bill Thompson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
4:20 Discussion: How can we make reported U-series ages more comparable?
5:10 Refreshments


Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Sea Level During the Last Interglacial
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Keynote Address: Glacio-Hydro-Isostatic Modeling of the Last Interglacial
Andrea Dutton, Australian National University

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9:45 Constraining Orbital and Sub-Orbital sea-level change in MIS 5: evidence from the Gulf of Corinth, Greece
Peter Rowe, University of East Anglia
10:30 Coffee
10:50 Sea Level and Ice Volume During the Last Interglacial
Andrea Dutton, Australian National University
11:40 Warm Interglaciations, Abrupt Environmental Change, and the Antarctic “Wild Card”
Paul Hearty, University of North Carolina
12:30 Lunch

1:30
Correction of instrument biases during high-precision U-Th chronology on a Nu instrument MC-ICP-MS
Gideon Henderson, Oxford University
2:00

Sea level reconstructions from stable and moved Pacific Islands: Marquesas, Vanuatu, New Caledonia
Norbert Frank, CNRS

2:30 Afternoon Retreat and Conference Dinner, Crawford Estate


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Towards an integrated sea level dataset
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 Morss presentation: Beyond the ‘Bruun rule’: dynamic shoreline responses to sea level rise
Andrew Ashton, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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9:45 Keynote Address: Detailed stratigraphy, a prerequisite for useful interpretation of precise geochronologic data from Quaternary coral reefs
H. Allen Curran, Smith College

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10:30 Coffee
10:50 Improvements from Bern 2008 on “The timing of Termination II: New constraints from Tahiti”
Alex Thomas, Oxford University
11:40 Constraining sea levels during marine isotope stages 7 and 9 using speleothem growth from the Bahamas Archipelago
David Richards, University of Bristol
12:30 Lunch
1:30 The existing sea level data:

Synthesis of Sea Level During the Penultimate Interglacial
Andrea Dutton, Australian National University

Last Interglacial Sea Level Observations
Bill Thompson, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Sea levels: MIS 7.5, MIS 9 and beyond
Morten Andersen
3:10 Coffee
3:30 Discussion: How do we best integrate the existing sea level data?
5:10 Reception


Friday, September 25, 2009
Morss Presentations: The societal impact of future sea level rise
8:30 Breakfast
9:00 A probabilistic framework for evaluating sea-level rise impacts
Rob Thieler, United States Geological Survey

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9:45 Local impacts of sea level rise and state and regional guidance on adaptation planning
Julia Knisel, Massachusetts Coastal Zone Management
10:30 Coffee
10:50 The legal and policy impacts of sea level rise on beaches and coastal property
Megan Higgins, Roger Williams University School of Law

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11:40 Some economics of sea level rise
John Whitehead, Appalachian State University

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12:30 Lunch


Morss Colloquium

Redfield Auditorium

Where the land and sea meet: Managing shoreline change over the next 100 years
2:00 Welcome
Bill Thompson, Paleoclimatologist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
2:10 Insights into the next 100 years of sea-level rise from long-term history of sea-level change
Mark Siddall, University of Bristol
2:35 Lessons from sea-level history: how fast can sea level rise?
Edouard Bard, Chair of Ocean and Climate Evolution, Collège de France
3:00 Sea level rise impacts on beaches and coastal property
Megan Higgins, Rhode Island Sea Grant Legal Program and Roger Williams University
3:25 Sea-level Rise on Cape Cod: How Vulnerable Are We? What Can We Do?
Rob Thieler, Coastal Geologist, United States Geological Survey
3:50 Panel Discussion (Questions from the audience welcome)
William G. Thompson, Paleoclimatologist, WHOI
Julia Knisel, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
John Whitehead, Economist, Appalachian State University
Andrew Ashton, Coastal Geomorphologist, WHOI
Porter Hoagland, Marine Policy Center, WHOI
5:00 Reception WHOI Exhibit Center, School Street, Woods Hole


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