Euro-Med2k ERL paper

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"European summer temperatures since Roman times"

Authors: Luterbacher J et al.
Environmental Research Letters 11, 024001
Published online 29 January 2016
DOI: 10.1088/1748-9326/11/1/024001

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Juerg Luterbacher
Dept. of Geography
Justus-Liebig University Giessen, Germany
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Department of Geography
Swansea University, Wales, UK
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Andrea Toreti
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Fredrik Charpentier Ljungqvist
Historiska institutionen | Department of History
Bolincentret för klimatforskning | Bolin Centre for Climate Research
Stockholms universitet | Stockholm University
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Juerg Luterbacher - (Corresponding author) 

Johannes Werner

Jason Smerdon

Laura Fernández-Donado

J Gonzalez-Rouco

David Barriopedro

Fredrik Ljungqvist

Ulf Büntgen

Eduardo Zorita

Sebastian Wagner

Jan Esper

Danny McCarroll

Andrea Toreti

David Frank

Johann Jungclaus

Mariano Barriendos

Chiara Bertolin

Oliver Bothe

Rudolf Brázdil

Camuffo Dario

Petr Dobrovolný

Mary Gagen

Elena García-Bustamante

Quansheng Ge

Juan Gómez-Navarro

Joel Guiot

Zhixin Hao

Gabriele Hegerl

Karin Holmgren

Vladimir Klimenko

Javier Martín-Chivelet

Christian Pfister

Neil Roberts

Anne Schindler

Andrew Schurer

Olga Solomina

Lucien von Gunten

Eugene Wahl

Heinz Wanner

Oliver Wetter

Elena Xoplaki

Naiming Yuan

Davide Zanchetti

Huan Zhang

Christos Zerefos

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Figure 1: European summer temperature variations 137 BCE to 2003 CE and associated uncertainties. Copyright: CC BY-SA 4.0 J.P. Werner/EuroMed2k Members.

The Euro-Med2k Working Group focuses on creating spatial reconstructions and modeling past climate in the Europe and the Mediterranean region (including southern Europe, the Middle East and northern Africa) over the last 2,000 years.

It is the successor to the paleo-component of the MedCLIVAR project, a project endorsed by PAGES.

During phase 2, Euro-Med2k aims to compile a wide range of proxy data and substantially expand the EuroMed2k database.

Over the next few months around 70 records will be added, representing different resolutions and covering different age ranges from several centuries to most of the Holocene. The records will cover the area from 25-70°N and 10°W-45°E, with geographical foci on the Iberian Peninsula, Alpine arc, and Fennoscandia. Particular emphasis will be given to so far under-represented marine and terrestrial records of lower resolution to help fill seasonal, temporal, and spatial gaps in the existing network

Ultimately, Euro-Med2k aims to provide a long-term perspective on the modern European climate by performing model-data comparison assessments, and supplementing detection and attribution studies.

More at: http://www.pastglobalchanges.org/ini/wg/euro-med2k/intro

Past Global Changes (PAGES) was established in 1991 to facilitate international research into understanding past changes in the Earth system to improve projections of future climate and environment, and inform strategies for sustainability. It receives funding mainly from the Swiss and US national science foundations. PAGES is a core project of Future Earth.

More at: http://www.pastglobalchanges.org/

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