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Each week the lecture is given on an alternating schedule to accommodate the range of speakers' and participants' time zones. 

Below we provide the time table as it now stands. It will be updated as and when necessary.


At the end of each half-year session, we will host an online discussion forum for more in-depth discussion than is possible or practical after each weekly lecture.

Schedule A

  • 11:00 New York
  • 16:00 London
  • 23:00 Beijing

Schedule B

  • 03:00 New York
  • 08:00 London
  • 15:00 Beijing

Time Table

January 25, 2023. Alicia Hou, Identifying past spatial rainfall patterns in South America using a clustering approach, Watch recording on YouTube

February 1, 2023. Barbara Carrapa, Continental record of Cenozoic paleoclimate from the Central Andes, Watch recording on YouTube.

February 8, 2023, Binita Phartiyal, Late Quaternary monsoonal variations in the Indian NW Himalaya, Watch recording on YouTube.

February 15, 2023, Nicolas Waldmann, Evidence for northwards migrations of monsoon fronts during the Pliocene-Early Pleistocene in the Near East, Watch recording on YouTube.

February 22, 2023. Thure Cerling, Physiological and ecological aspects of plants in the context of C3 and C4 photosynthesis and the history of atmospheric CO2, Watch recording on YouTube.

March 1, 2023, Som Dutt, Regional variability of Indian monsoon over various time scales, Watch recording on YouTube.

March 8, 2023. Melissa Berke, The impact of western Indian Ocean variability during the Plio-Pleistocene on SE African climate, Watch recording on YouTube

March 15, 2023, Rachel Lupien, Sahel climate and environment through shifting boundary conditions, Watch recording on YouTube.

March 22, 2023. Boris Karatsolis, The end of the late Miocene to Pliocene biogenic bloom and the possible role of the Asian monsoon, Watch recording on YouTube 

March 29, 2023, Or Bialik, Northwest Indian Ocean Miocene productivity patterns and the shift to the modern monsoon system, Watch recording on YouTube.

April 12, 2023, Stefanie Kaboth-Bahr, Deciphering African monsoonal change during the past half a million years, Watch recording on YouTube.

April 19, 2023. Tripti Bhattacharya, Pliocene constraints on the behavior of the North American Monsoon in warm climates, Watch recording on YouTube.

April 26, 2023, Parth Shah, Late Holocene monsoon dynamics in the southern Arabian desert and their linkage to regional and global climatic drivers, Watch recording on YouTube.

May 3, 2023. Peter Clift, A synthesis of results from Monsoon Scientific Ocean Drilling in the Asian Marginal Seas, Watch recording on YouTube.

May 10, 2023, No talk, cancelled

May 17, 2023, Yogaraj Banerjee, Tracking the precipitation changes in the Indo-Australian monsoon realm over the last 600- kyr, Watch recording on YouTube.

May 24, 2023, Ray Zammit, Land-Ocean interactions over Western North African during the Early and Middle Miocene. New insights from the carbonate-siliciclastic sediments of Malta, Watch recording on YouTube.

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