Role of Antarctica in Global Climatic Change

August 28-30, 1991 – Santa Barbara, California
Convener: James Kennett, John Barron


Numerous national and international programs have been established to address major global change issues, e.g., in oceanic and atmospheric sciences, coastal oceans and terrestrial ecosystems. There is a strong need to address questions related to the influence of the antarctic and subantarctic regions in global climatic change. Antartica is clearly critical in global change concerns. This workshop has been developed, with the assistance of the workshop participants, to define specific research topics of major importance, that if carried to fruition would provide a better understanding of the role of Antarctica in influencing global environmental evolution both on short and long-term time scales.

Workshop Report (pdf)

James Kennett, University of California
John Barron, U.S. Geological Survey