Climate of the past 2000 years: regional and trans-regional syntheses

Eds: McGregor HV, Francus P, Abram N, Evans MN, Goosse H, von Gunten L, Kaufman D, Linderholm H, Loutre MF, Neukom R & Turney C

Climate of the Past, 2016

The 2013 PAGES 2k consortium reconstructions have shown clear regional expressions of temperature variability at the multi-decadal to century scale, whereas a long-term cooling trend prior to the 20th century was evident globally. These findings pointed to the necessity of understanding regional differences for a truly global view. This special issue intends to assemble papers proceeding from the coordinated efforts of the PAGES 2k Network to refine temperature reconstructions and create a history of regional precipitation changes.

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> Introduction to the Special Issue on Climate of the Past 2000 Years: Global and Regional Syntheses

> Low-resolution Australasian palaeoclimate records of the last 2000 years

> Regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years

> Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years

> Episodic Neoglacial expansion and rapid 20th century retreat of a small ice cap on Baffin Island, Arctic Canada, and modeled temperature change

> Reconstructing Late Holocene North Atlantic atmospheric circulation changes using functional paleoclimate networks

> North American regional climate reconstruction from ground surface temperature histories

> Multi-proxy reconstructions of May–September precipitation field in China over the past 500 years

> Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era

> Hydroclimate variability in Scandinavia over the last millennium – insights from a climate model–proxy data comparison

> Multi-century cool- and warm-season rainfall reconstructions for Australia's major climatic regions

> Climate variability in the subarctic area for the last 2 millennia

> 300-years of hydrological records and societal responses to droughts and floods on the Pacific coast of Central America

> Arctic hydroclimate variability during the last 2000 years: current understanding and research challenges

> Technical note: Open-paleo-data implementation pilot – the PAGES 2k special issue

> Decreasing Indian summer monsoon on the northern Indian sub-continent during the last 180 years: evidence from five tree-ring cellulose oxygen isotope chronologies

> Placing the Common Era in a Holocene context: millennial to centennial patterns and trends in the hydroclimate of North America over the past 2000 years



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