GKSS School of Environmental Research

The Climate in Historical Times

Towards a Synthesis of Holocene Proxy Data and Climate Models

Editors: Fischer, H., Kumke, Th., Lohmann, G., Miller, H., Negendank, J. (Eds.)

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An Introduction to the KIHZ Project The description of the climate system and the quantification of its natural variability and dynamics is essential to assess an ongoing anthropogenic cli­ mate change and to validate climate and biogeochemical models to allow for reliable projections into the future. Because the spatio-temporal coverage of direct meteorological observations is rather limited, high-resolution and ab­ solutely dated climate archives represent the only key to a quantification of seasonal to millenial climate variations in the past. Furthermore, climate mod­ els provide insights into the major processes and causes relevant for climate variability on these time scales. Both approaches represent one side of the same medal, however melting both sides down to one combined effort is often hampered by obstacles defined by the different nature of the approaches. For instance, General Circulation Models (GCMs) per se deal with spatially resolved data representing real climate variables in the model world (such as temperature or precipitation) with each model run reflecting one possible realization of climate history under given boundary conditions. In contrast, the records of natural climate archives are influenced by climate variations as they took place in reality, however, are often representative of local climate conditions only. Moreover, the climate information deduced from natural archives is in nearly all cases based on climate proxies, whose relationship to real climate variables, the so called transfer function, has to be established beforehand.

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"This book presents peer-viewed results from a final workshop in 2001 … . The book … is a very valuable contribution. … This book is recommended to anyone interested in the most challenging topic of global climate change." (Environmental Geology, Vol. 49, 2006)

"The climate in historical times represents outcomes of a KIHZ meeting concerned with natural climate variability. … this volume offers an accessible overview of current knowledge concerning the reconstruction of past climate. It will interest researchers and students over a broad range of disciplines including atmospheric science, environmental sciences, geography and geosciences." (Nicholas Betts, The Holocene, Vol. 15 (6), 2005)


Table of contents (23 chapters)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Climate in Historical Times
Book Subtitle
Towards a Synthesis of Holocene Proxy Data and Climate Models
Editors
  • Hubertus Fischer
  • Thomas Kumke
  • Gerrit Lohmann
  • Heinrich Miller
  • Jorg Negendank
Series Title
GKSS School of Environmental Research
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-10313-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-10313-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-20601-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-05826-4
Series ISSN
2191-3463
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 487
Number of Illustrations
147 b/w illustrations, 10 illustrations in colour
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