|This Section of the Beringian Atlas provides the user with the necessary information to understand the syntheses we present. Subsections here include a map of Atlas sites, descriptions of the modern conditions (climate, vegetation and beetle fauna), and information about our methods (paleogeography, geochronology, and scaling of proxies). The sections on the modern environment, serve both as a reference point (for assessing the changes between the present and the past), and as a calibration (for making quatitative estimates of climate) for our syntheses. The methods sections describe the ways we treat the modern and paleo data to generate the Atlas syntheses.
Map of Atlas Sites: A map showing all
sites from all proxy
records in the Atlas.
Modern Environment: Information on the
climate, vegetation, and beetle fauna of Beringia.
Paleogeography: Information on our
reconstructions of the Beringian landscape.
Geochronology: Information on how we address
the issue of
chronology, including the application of a PAGES scheme for
assessing how well a record documents times of interest.
Methods of Paleoclimate Analysis: A
description of the
methods used to infer past climates and an overview of paleoclimate