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SIG Lecture

November 2, 2010

On Nov 9th, Dr. Karl-Heinz Wyrwoll, visiting presidential fellow, will present a lecture on “The Paleoclimatic Evolution of the Monsoon Environment of Northern Australia: From Plate Tectonics to Aboriginal Vegetation Burning.” The seminar will outline the controls of the northern Australian summer monsoon at time scales ranging from those of plate tectonics to the likely impact of Aboriginal land use changes. It will demonstrate how a model- based Earth system science approach enables issues to be explored and problems solved, that otherwise would be difficult to address. Wyrwoll is senior lecturer in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Western Australia.

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