Palaeoclimate and Palaeoenvironmental Reconstructions Using a Computational Regional Environmental Modelling System and Statistic Methods
This project aims to provide reliable palaeoclimatic and environmental data for the CRC 806 study domain and focus areas, which are perceived to be important to the movement of Homo sapiens from Africa to Europe. The palaeo-descriptions include the quantifications of the mean climate state, its variability including extreme events, climate stability and uncertainty, as well as the closely related natural environment parameters, such as water availability, primary production and aeolian dust. This project is significant in that it
- generates the necessary understanding of the global and regional palaeoclimate conditions which drive and constrain human mobility;
- supports the palaeoclimatic interpretation of geoscientific and archaeological CRC 806 climate proxies, the extrapolation of proxy data, and palaeoenvironmental reconstructions; and
- supports the development of human mobility models.