CAPE (Circum-Arctic PaleoEnvironments), was established as an
organization within IGBP-PAGES following a planning meeting held
in Copenhagen in September, 1995. CAPE has as its central mandate
to link international and national Arctic paleo-programs, and
to provide a forum for regional syntheses and modeling. The primary
emphasis of CAPE is to facilitate scientific integration of paleoenvironmental
research on terrestrial environments and adjacent continental
margins covering the last 250,000 years of Earth history, particularly
those tasks that cannot be easily achieved by individual investigators
or even regionally-focused research teams. The primary mechanism
by which CAPE will perform its role is through a series of tightly
focused workshops that address specific topics identified by the
community as key to our understanding of the role of the Arctic
in the climate system.
The first task identified for CAPE was to define the spatial and temporal patterns of environmental change in the Arctic during the Holocene. Thus, this page is still under construction. Comments are appreciated.
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