|Type of Structure:||network / framework activity|
|Regional Scope:||regional in the area: America|
|Duration :||2005 to present|
|Contact Address:||Dr. Christoph Kull
House of Academies, Postfach
Phone: +41 (0) 31 306 93 54 ; +41 (0) 31 306 93 50
General information and objectivesRegional high-resolution multi-proxy climate reconstructions for the last ca. 1000 years are a priority area of future research within IGBP-PAGES (Wanner 2005). While considerable progress has been made on the northern hemisphere (Pauling et al. 2006), adequate data sets and reconstructions are missing for the southern hemisphere. Regional reconstructions are particularly important since regional climate change and extremes exhibit much larger amplitudes than hemispheric and global reconstructions. Monthly to seasonal temperature reconstruction for Europe since 1500 AD (e.g., Luterbacher et al. 2004; Xoplaki et al. 2005) and the drought reconstruction for the western US (Cook et al. 2004) have set new standards for regional scales. Similar studies are missing for other regions of the world.