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Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Working Group I:
The Physical Science Basis of Climate Change


Fig 6.10b. Reconstructions using multiple climate proxy records.
Fig 6.10b
Reconstructions using multiple climate proxy records.
See Figure 6.10 below for full figure and caption.

Chapter 6 Palaeoclimate
In Climate change 2007: the physical science basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

Jansen, E., J. Overpeck, K.R. Briffa, J.-C. Duplessy, F. Joos, V. Masson-Delmotte, D. Olago, B. Otto-Bliesner, W.R. Peltier, S. Rahmstorf, R. Ramesh, D. Raynaud, D. Rind, O. Solomina, R. Villalba and D. Zhang.

Introduction:
This chapter assesses palaeoclimatic data and knowledge of how the climate system changes over interannual to millennial time scales, and how well these variations can be simulated with climate models. Additional palaeoclimatic perspectives are included in other chapters. Palaeoclimate science has made significant advances since the 1970s, when a primary focus was on the origin of the ice ages, the possibility of an imminent future ice age, and the first explorations of the so-called Little Ice Age and Medieval Warm Period. Even in the first IPCC assessment (IPCC, 1990), many climatic variations prior to the instrumental record were not that well known or understood. Fifteen years later, understanding is much improved, more quantitative and better integrated with respect to observations and modelling.
Data used to construct some of the figures in Chapter 6 are available in the WDC Paleo archive.
Click the figures below for data and full captions.
Fig 6.1. .
Figure 6.1.
Atmospheric CO2 and deep ocean temperature, past 65 million years
Fig 6.3. .
Figure 6.3.
Greenhouse gas concentrations and temperature change for the past 650,000 years
Fig 6.8. .
Figure 6.8.
Relative sea level for the past 32,000 years
Fig 6.10. Records of NH temperature variation.
Figure 6.10.
Records of NH temperature variation during the last 1300 years.
Fig 6.11. Locations of proxy records.
Figure 6.11.
Locations of proxy records with data back to AD 1000, 1500 and 1750.
Fig 6.12. Temperature reconstructions for Southern Hemisphere regions.
Figure 6.12.
Temperature reconstructions for regions in the Southern Hemisphere.
Fig 6.13.  Radiative forcings and simulated temperatures.
Figure 6.13.
Radiative forcings and simulated temperatures during the last 1100 years.
Fig 6.14.  Simulated temperatures during the last 1000 years
Figure 6.14.
Simulated temperatures during the last 1000 years.
Box 6.4.  The heterogeneous nature of climate during the Medieval Warm Period.
Box 6.4.
The heterogeneous nature of climate during the 'Medieval Warm Period'.

The full IPCC Working Group I Fourth Assessment Report can be downloaded from the UCAR website.

Other Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change reports can be obtained from the IPCC homepage.

Full Citation for IPCC AR4 2007 Chapter 6 Palaeoclimate:
Jansen, E., J. Overpeck, K.R. Briffa, J.-C. Duplessy, F. Joos, V. Masson-Delmotte, D. Olago, B. Otto-Bliesner, W.R. Peltier, S. Rahmstorf, R. Ramesh, D. Raynaud, D. Rind, O. Solomina, R. Villalba and D. Zhang, 2007: Palaeoclimate. In: Climate Change 2007: The Physical Science Basis. Contribution of Working Group I to the Fourth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [Solomon, S., D. Qin, M. Manning, Z. Chen, M. Marquis, K.B. Averyt, M. Tignor and H.L. Miller (eds.)]. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, United Kingdom and New York, NY, USA.
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