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Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Status: Archived

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All proposals must be submitted in accordance with the requirements specified in this funding opportunity and in the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) that is in effect for the relevant due date to which the proposal is being submitted. It is the responsibility of the proposer to ensure that the proposal meets these requirements. Submitting a proposal prior to a specified deadline does not negate this requirement.

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The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. 

Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records. 

Program contacts

David J. Verardo
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-8527 GEO/AGS
Jonathan G. Wynn
Division of Earth Sciences
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-4725 GEO/EAR
Frank Rack
Office of Polar Programs
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-2684 GEO/OPP
Daniel C. McCorkle
Division of Ocean Sciences
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-4543
Soumaya Belmecheri
Division of Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-8527
Paul M. Cutler
Office of Polar Programs
p2c2@nsf.gov (703) 292-4961 GEO/EAR

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