Climate Science

Paleoclimate Research: unlocking our future

We aim to provide policy-makers, business leaders, the media, and the public with the latest accurate information about climate science and the ecological and social effects of climate change. We provide rigorously checked, credible and relevant information from peer-reviewed sources, contacts to UWA experts who can clearly explain the scientific literature, and strive to foster a better understanding of the consequences of climate change and correct some common misconceptions that can confuse the public.

The Earth’s paleoclimate record offers the opportunity to identify the range of climate states that the Earth can adopt and allows an examination of the atmospheric dynamics that have steered these changes.

A program of paleoclimate research in the School of Earth and Environment centres on:

  • the Quaternary history and dynamics of global monsoon regimes
  • climate and tectonic interactions in eastern Africa and the northern margins of the Tibetan Plateau
  • loess deposition and atmospheric dust–climate interactions over East Asia
  • the dynamic paleoclimatology of the westerlies of the Southern Hemisphere.

Aspects of this work have been used for mineral exploration and groundwater resource assessment.

Research program collaborators

UWA marine and terrestrial paleoclimate research

Centres

UWA researchers