2,000 Years of European Climate: First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project

November 11, 2015
2,000 Years of European Climate: First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project
Colle Gnifetti. Photo by Nicole Spaulding

Wednesday, November 11 at 5PM (Video of the entire event available below)

Fong Auditorium (Boylston Hall), Harvard University

In 2013 a joint venture of the University of Maine and Harvard University retrieved a 73-meter (240ft) ice core from Colle Gnifetti in the Swiss Alps.  Chemical analysis of the ice core, at the Climate Change Institute, is producing invaluable new data about climate change and human-climate interactions from the last 2,000 years. Concurrently, Harvard historians combed pre-modern written records to create a new geo-database of climate events, which complements the scientific data. This presentation will show the first exciting results of the historian/scientist team made possible by support from the Arcadia Fund.  Read more about the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project here.

Presenting:

Paul A. Mayewski (Climate Change Institute, University of Maine)

Michael McCormick (SoHPHistory, Harvard)

Pascal Bohleber (University of Heidelberg, University of Maine, SoHP)

Andrei Kurbatov (Climate Change Institute, University of Maine)

Alexander More (SoHP, Harvard)

Nicole Spaulding (Climate Change Institute, University of Maine, SoHP)

Matthew Luongo (Harvard College, '17)


Paul A. Mayewski (University of Maine & CCI) & Michael McCormick (History & SoHP, Harvard).

Dr. Alexander More discussing interaction of global climate change with the health of world populations
Alexander More (SoHP, Harvard)


Nicole Spaulding (University of Maine, Climate Change Institute, SoHP)


The SoHP climate history team

Dr. Alexander More discussing interaction of global climate change with the health of world populations


Mtthew Luongo, Harvard College '17


Video the entire event


Clip of Introduction by Paul A. Mayewski


Clip of "Climate Change and the Health of Premodern Europeans"
by Alexander More




Clip of "First Results from the SoHP Historical Ice Core Project"
by Nicole Spaulding


Clip of "First Examples of Tephra Particles in Alpine (SoHP) Ice Core,"
by Matthew Luongo, Harvard College '17.