A Dynamical Perspective on High Altitude Paleoclimate Proxy Timeseries

Alverson K, Kull C, Moore GWK & Ginot P

Eds: Huber UM, Bugmann HKM & Reasoner MA

, 11-20, 2005Book title:

Global Change and Mountain Regions



Mountain paleoarchives, including glaciers, laminated lake sediments, and trees near the limits of their habitable range, provide much information relevant to the study of past climatic changes. This chapter highlights two methods which use dynamical constraints, either from the climate system or the underlying archives themselves, to help tease out the climatic information contained in point-based proxy timeseries. These are relevant to the interpretation of annually resolved climate proxy timeseries in high altitude regions such as glaciers, laminated lake sediments and trees.

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