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SO&P: Climate reconstructions

This section contains links to reconstructions of large-scale climate patterns or averages, from sets of multiple proxies. For reconstructions of local climate, based on single proxy records, see SO&P proxy data.

Data that are password-protected are indicated by

The World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, run by the National Climatic Data Centre (NCDC, formerly run by the National Geophysical Data Centre, NGDC), make many climate reconstructions available through their web site. It is not the purpose of this SO&P web site to reproduce such a comprehensive data base. Reconstructions that are not available at WDC-Paleoclimatology will be placed here, plus a limited range of other key data sets.

Please cite the references given in the data descriptions below when using any of these data!

Climate reconstruction data associated with SO&P project deliverables
Deliverable 6 : Deliverable 7

Comparison of many Northern Hemisphere temperature reconstructions from Briffa and Osborn (2002).

Regional and hemispheric temperature reconstructions without loss of low-frequencies from tree-ring densities, from Briffa et al. (2001).

Maps of April-September temperature anomalies, 1400-1960, from Briffa et al. (2002)

Reconstruction from 1100-present of April-September temperatures averaged over western Europe [Guiot et al., 2005]

Reconstruction from 1500-present of seasonal temperatures for a grid covering Europe [Luterbacher et al., 2004; Xoplaki et al., 2005]

Reconstruction from 1500-present of seasonal precipitation for a grid covering Europe [Pauling et al., 2005]

Last updated: October 2005, Tim Osborn