Ice Ages, Carbon and Climate

Speaker: Prof Andrew Fowler

Time: 2:15PM

Date: Thu 16th February 2012

Location: Mathematical Sciences Seminar Room (Ag 1.01)

We argue that, while Milankovitch variations in solar radiation undoubtedly have a major influence on the timing of the Quaternary ice ages, they are incidental to their underlying causes. Based on observations of the significance of CO2, we propose a simple energy balance type model which has the ability to explain the underlying oscillatory nature of ice ages.

(This talk is part of the Meteorology series.)