Next week's class with deal with the El Niño-Southern Oscillation, the dominant source of year-to-year variability in the climate system and perpetually a hot topic in paleoclimate.
I promise this will be the only class that has four papers assigned as readings.
The entire group will read a review of El Niño written by Peter Webster and Tim Palmer from Nature:
With the Webster and Palmer paper as background, each 2- or 3-person group will be responsible for leading the discussion on their chosen proxy:
I recommend that everyone at least skim through the other two papers. I'll send out a short list of questions to frame our discussions either later today or tomorrow morning.