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In Search of Lost Time: Ancient Eclipses, Roman Fish Tanks and the Enigma of Global Sea Level Rise

04.11.2010, Age: 2723 days

Where Geophysics meets Archeology: lecture by Harvard Professor Jerry Mitrovica about how climate change can be reconstructed using records kept by Babylonian, Chinese, Arabic and Greek scholars, as well as Roman fish tanks. Video of this lecture: see Links.

Jerry X. Mitrovica, Ph.D., is a Professor of Geophysics in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Harvard University. He received the Augustus Love Medal from the European Geosciences Union in 2006.

Prof. Mitrova is a Fellow of the American Geophysical Union, and the Director of the Earth Systems Evolution Program of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. A 2007 Guggenheim Foundation Fellow, he is also the recipient of the Rutherford Memorial Medal from the Royal Society of Canada.

Articles related to this topic:

Reanalysis of ancient eclipse, astronomic and geodetic data: A possible route to resolving the enigma of global sea-level rise. Jerry X. Mitrovica, John Wahr, Isamu Matsuyama, Archie Paulson and Mark E. Tamisiea. Earth and Planetary Science Letters, Volume 243, Issues 3-4, 30 March 2006, Pages 390-399

Sea-level change along the Italian coast for the past 10,000 y. Kurt Lambeck, Fabrizio Antonioli, Anthony Purcell and Sergio Silenzi. Quaternary Science Reviews, Volume 23, Issues 14-15, July 2004, Pages 1567-1598.

Sea level in Roman time in the Central Mediterranean and implications for recent change. Kurt Lambeck, Marco Anzidei, Fabrizio Antonioli, Alessandra Benini and Alessandra Esposito. Earth and Planetary Science Letters
Volume 224, Issues 3-4, 15 August 2004, Pages 563-575.


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