Paleoclimate-records database

sci data apr 20 dk figIn the new Scientific Data paper "A global database of Holocene paleotemperature records" by Darrell Kaufman et al., authors present a global compilation of quality-controlled, published, temperature-sensitive proxy records extending back 12,000 years through the Holocene.

This database helps place recent warming into the longer-term context of natural climate variability.

Data were compiled from 679 sites where time series cover at least 4000 years and derive from lake sediment (51%), marine sediment (31%), peat (11%), glacier ice (3%), and other natural archives.

The database contains 1319 records, including 157 from the Southern Hemisphere.

PAGES provided additional support for workshops leading up to this data product.

Access the paper here.