A network of interdisciplinary scholars studying past climate change
A team of researchers under Climate History Network member Joëlle Gergis has published a new article in the Journal of Climate that uses data from tree rings, ice cores, coral and 24 other natural indicators to reconstruct a millennium of Australian climatic history. The study, the Australasian region’s contribution to the fifth IPCC assessment report, collects and synthesizes the work of more than 30 scholars, conducted over many decades. Although plentiful records of past climatic fluctuations are available for the Northern Hemisphere over the past two millennia, the limited availability of long proxy records for the Southern Hemisphere has undermined attempts at global reconstructions. More . . .