2k Network scientific goals


2k temp lake core

Sediment coring of the deep, artic lake Kongressvatnet in Svalbard, Western Spitsbergen, Norway. Credit: Anne Hormes.

The third phase of the PAGES 2k Network

The goals of Phase 3 (2017-2020), which was launched in May 2017 at the PAGES Open Science Meeting in Zaragoza, Spain, are:

1. Climate Variability, Modes and Mechanisms

Further understand the mechanisms driving regional climate variability and change on interannual to centennial time scales.

2. Methods and Uncertainties

Reduce uncertainties in the interpretation of observations imprinted in paleoclimatic archives by environmental sensors.

3. Proxy and Model Understanding

Identify and analyse the extent of agreement between reconstructions and climate model simulations.