AGU2016 is being held in San Francisco this December and Dr Laia Comas Bru is to convene session:

PP009: Connecting palaeoclimate proxies to large-scale atmospheric ciculation patterns

Session ID#: 13010

This session aims to provide new insights into how proxy-based signals may be controlled by large-scale atmospheric circulation modes associated with past climate changes. Despite the significant advances in proxy-based reconstructions and climate model estimates, issues such as spatio-temporal discrepancies in the proxy signals and good reproducibility of these climate reconstructions by models remain unclear. Resolving these issues is crucial to assessing the ability of specific proxy data to capture past climates and to provide tests for ocean-atmosphere general circulation models. We welcome studies of past atmospheric climate patterns during the last few millennia over a range of time-scales (annual to centennial), captured by any climate proxy type (marine and/or terrestrial). We encourage contributions that integrate both climate modelling and field/proxy data as a way to foster model-data comparison.
Contributions should be submitted at the 2016 AGU website:

Primary Convener:  Laia Comas-Bru, University College Dublin, UCD School of Earth Sciences, Dublin, Ireland
Conveners:  Armand Hernández1, Paola Moffa-Sanchez2 and Ricardo Trigo1, (1)Universidade de Lisboa, Faculdade de Ciências. Instituto Dom Luiz (IDL), Lisboa, Portugal(2)Rutgers University, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, Piscataway, NJ, United States
Deadline: All abstract submissions must be received by 3 August 2016 at 23:59 EST/3:59+1 GMT.
Deadline for Student Travel Grants Applications: August 10th, 2016