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Contact First Name: Conor
Contact Surname: Kostick
Contact Address:Department of History, UCD
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Organisation Type: Higher Education Organisation
Higher Education Organisation Name: University College Dublin
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Since 2012 I have been researching extreme weather in the early medieval period (400 - 1100 CE) and have an extensive database which is particularly valuable for identifying long-term patterns and associations between extreme weather events such as droughts and floods and periods of societal stress, such as the outbreak of a major epidemic. It has also proven useful in calibrating ice-core chronologies, reducing margins of error to 0 for certain years. See for instance Sigl et. al. 'Timing and Climate Forcing of Volcanic Eruptions for the Past 2,500 Year', Nature, 523 (2015), 543 - 9. Available at: https://www.academia.edu/13918576/Timing_and_climate_forcing_of_volcanic_eruptions_for_the_past_2_500_years
Organisation or Individual Expertise Keywords:
Medieval Climate Weather Extremes Societal Impact
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χNo Climate Change JPI sub-interests specified
I'm an historian, with good Latin and a network of colleagues with other language skills (e.g. Chinese, Arabic) to access the historical data of the written sources for past climate extremes and societal impact. I have a database of thousands of historical references to extreme weather, societal stress or unusual atmospheric events. Recent papers: Michael Sigl, et. al. 'Timing and Climate Forcing of Volcanic Eruptions for the Past 2,500 Year', Nature, 523 (2015), 543 - 9. ChaoChao Gao, et. al. 'Reconciling Multiple Ice-Core Volcanic Histories: The Potential of Tree-Ring and Documentary Evidence, 670-730 CE', Quaternary International 394 (2016). Frank Ludlow & Conor Kostick, 'The dating of volcanic events and their impact upon European society, 400-800 CE', Post-Classical Archaeologies (2015), 7 - 30.
Marie Curie CIG 2015 to research weather extremes in medieval Europe.
This researcher or research organisation has outlined their interests in Challenge 5 as follows:
Improve the understanding of climate change and the provision of reliable climate projections
Disaster-resilience: safeguarding and securing society, including adapting to climate change
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Marie Curie CIG for research into medieval weather extremes and their societal impact.
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