Education and Outreach
These resources explain how scientists study past climate, demonstrate the value of paleoclimatology in climate change science, and provide images and illustrations of paleoclimatology research.
- Paleoclimate Discussion List
Join the forum for discussions and announcements, including employment opportunities, among paleoclimatologists throughout the world at the Paleoclimate Discussion List.
- Introduction to Paleoclimatology
Paleoclimatology is the study of climate prior to the widespread availability of records of temperature, precipitation, and other instrumental data, using proxy data to study ancient climates. Paleoclimatologists have used proxy data to learn about Earth's climate history, including evidence of ancient droughts.
- Paleo Perspectives
NCDC’s Paleoclimatology Program created a series of Paleo Perspectives to show how paleoclimatology data provide a long baseline of past changes.
- View Paleoclimatology Images
Images and documentation provide historical information on a variety of paleoclimatology subjects, including ice ages, tree rings, ice cores, coral reefs, and much more.