EGU 2016 session CL1.07: Studying the climate of the last two millennia

At EGU 2016 (April 17-22) we organise the session:

CL1.07 Studying the climate of the last two millennia

This session highlights integrative paleoclimate research on the climate of the past 2000 years. We invite presentations that give an insight into data syntheses, quantitative temperature and hydroclimate reconstructions from local to global scales, novel approaches to producing multi-proxy climate field reconstructions, and contributions critically addressing non-climatic influences on proxies used in climate reconstructions. We also welcome abstracts on high-resolution ocean reconstructions (SSTs, salinity, ocean circulation) or integrating both marine and terrestrial data.

A particular temporal focus is set on the Dark Ages period. The Dark Ages refer to the timespan between the Late Roman period and High Middle Ages in Europe (AD 300-800). It is characterised by climatic deterioration and political instability during the transition from the classical to the medieval world.

This session also encourages participation of presentations of new external forcing reconstructions or assessment, and discussion of existing ones as well as analysis of transient climate simulations, model-data comparison, proxy system modeling, proxy-data assimilation, and detection-attribution assessments.

The session is co-sponsored by the PAGES 2k project (

Conveners: Convener: Lucien von Gunten, Jürg Luterbacher, Anne Hormes, Fidel González-Rouco, Eduardo Zorita, W.Z. Hoek, Willem van der Bilt, Dana Riechelmann

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