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Simulating Glacial Climate in Coastal South Africa: Developing the Climate Parameters to Model a Paleoscope During Modern Human Origins

Pinnacle Point on South African Coast

This project allows for climate modeling that produces “hind-casts” of the South African Cape climate during a glacial phase in the deep human past. The effort supports attempts at long-term climate forecasting by providing the background and paleo-models against which to test future projections. 

Using the supercomputing resources of the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, this project allows for climate modeling that produces “hind-casts” of the South African Cape climate during a glacial phase in the deep human past.

Led by paleoanthropologist and archaeologist Curtis Marean, this effort also supports attempts at long-term climate forecasting by providing the background and paleo-models against which to test future projections. 

 

Funding Source:
Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE) 

Team Member:

Curtis Marean, Arizona State University School of Human Evolution and Social Change/Institute of Human Origins