SIP scientific goals


Goals

1. To assess each proxy individually: What is the physical, chemical and biological basis for its use? What is the sea ice related parameter for which it may permit reconstruction? How has it been calibrated and how robust and stationary is that calibration? In what geographical and temporal range is the proxy reliable?

2. Where different proxies are available, to inter-compare their findings and develop a strategy for multi-proxy compilation and reconstructions.

3. To make recommendations about proxies to use to obtain robust estimates of past sea ice conditions.