Paleo Perspectives on Climate Change (P2C2)

Status: Archived

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A revised version of the NSF Proposal & Award Policies & Procedures Guide (PAPPG) (NSF 22-1), is effective for proposals submitted, or due, on or after October 4, 2021. Please be advised that, depending on the specified due date, the guidelines contained in NSF 22-1 may apply to proposals submitted in response to this funding opportunity.

This funding opportunity is no longer current and has been archived.


The goal of research funded under the interdisciplinary P2C2 solicitation is to utilize key geological, chemical, atmospheric (gas in ice cores), and biological records of climate system variability to provide insights into the mechanisms and rate of change that characterized Earth's past climate variability, the sensitivity of Earth's climate system to changes in forcing, and the response of key components of the Earth system to these changes. 

Important scientific objectives of P2C2 are to: 1) provide comprehensive paleoclimate data sets that can serve as model test data sets analogous to instrumental observations; and 2) enable transformative syntheses of paleoclimate data and modeling outcomes to understand the response of the longer-term and higher magnitude variability of the climate system that is observed in the geological and cryospheric records. 

Program contacts

David J. Verardo
Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (703) 292-8527 GEO/AGS
Jonathan G. Wynn
Division of Earth Sciences (703) 292-4725 GEO/EAR
Frank Rack
Office of Polar Programs (703) 292-2684 GEO/OPP
Daniel C. McCorkle
Division of Ocean Sciences (703) 292-4543 GEO/OCE
Soumaya Belmecheri
Division of Atmospheric & Geospace Sciences (703) 292-8527
Paul M. Cutler
Office of Polar Programs (703) 292-4961 GEO/OPP

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