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Climate Reconstruction

IPCC 2007 Fig.6.14, temperature reconstructions and models                 CLIMAP 18KYrBP SST

Reconstructions of past climate conditions are derived from paleoclimatology proxies. Included are reconstructions of past temperature, precipitation, vegetation, streamflow, sea surface temperature, and other climatic or climate-dependent conditions.

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Click on climate reconstruction types below to see datasets listed by coverage area.

Contributing Data

Investigators who wish to contribute their data to our climate reconstructions archive can find information on contributing below. Data and study description information can be contributed by emailing your data to paleo@noaa.gov.