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Integrated Ocean Drilling Program (IODP) drilling in the Great Barrier Reef: unlocking the causes, rates and consequences of abrupt sea level and climate change.

Grant


Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and how it will respond to future global climate changes is of fundamental importance to the nation. The project will address this challenge by investigating the submerged fossil coral reefs in the GBR. This will lead to a better understanding of the natural rates, range and forcing mechanisms that control global sea-level and climate variability (ie. paleo-ENSO), and geo-biological changes affecting the GBR over the last 20,000 years. This project will provide unique insights into the response of the GBR to pastenvironmental stress and improve predictions about the vulnerability of GBR to future global climate changes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1094001

Local Award Id


  • 11504

Scheme


  • Discovery Projects

Abstract


  • The Great Barrier Reef (GBR) and how it will respond to future global climate changes is of fundamental importance to the nation. The project will address this challenge by investigating the submerged fossil coral reefs in the GBR. This will lead to a better understanding of the natural rates, range and forcing mechanisms that control global sea-level and climate variability (ie. paleo-ENSO), and geo-biological changes affecting the GBR over the last 20,000 years. This project will provide unique insights into the response of the GBR to pastenvironmental stress and improve predictions about the vulnerability of GBR to future global climate changes.

Date/time Interval


  • 2010

Sponsor Award Id


  • DP1094001

Local Award Id


  • 11504