By Philip Douglas Jones, Raymond Stephen Bradley, Jean Jouzel
A profound wisdom of the prior weather is key for our realizing of world warming. The previous 2000 years are either the interval that is of such a lot relevance to the following century and that for which there's the main proof. High-resolution proxy files for this era can be found from a number of assets. 5 sections examine dendroclimatology, ice cores, corals, old documents, lake varves, and different symptoms. the ultimate sections conceal the histories of varied forcing elements and try to assemble documents from various assets and supply explanations.
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These results (shown in Table 2) indicate no significant elevational influence on mean density, at least over the range of elevations involved in these calculations. Table 2: Correlations between the mean maximum-Iatewood-density of different age classes of the Sob River samples and their elevations above sea level. The density data in each age class are averaged over different time periods so that effects of climate variability should hopefully largely cancel out. l. 08 (9) The number of cases involved for each correlation is shown in parentheses 36 Neither is there evidence that anthropogenic fertilization may be amplifying the apparent warmth of the 20th century.
Journal of Climatology 6: 1-15 Briffa KR, Bartholin T, Eckstein D, Jones PD, Karlen W, Schweingruber FH, Zetterberg P (1990) A 1,400-year tree-ring record of summer temperatures in Fennoscandia. D. 500: temperature changes on short and long timescales. Climate Dynamics 7: 111-119 Briffa KR, Jones PD, Schweingruber FH (1992b) Tree-ring density reconstructions of summer temperature patterns across western north America since 1600. Journal of Climate 5: 735-754 Briffa KR, Jones PD, Schweingruber FH, Shiyatov SG, Cook ER (1995) Unusual twentieth-century warmth in a I,OOO-year temperature record from Siberia.
At each location there are also plentiful sub-fossil data which will eventually enable continuous multimillennial (7-8,000 years) chronologies to be constructed. The initial results of this continuing work illustrate the problems of extrapolating the results of temperature 24 regressions based on very short instrumental data to infer temperature changes on long timescales. The sample collections from both the Tornetrask and Polar Urals regions are described in a number of prior publications. The locations of the material and much of the background to the research projects that are ongoing in both these regions can be found in Bartholin and Karlen (1983); Bartholin (1987) and Schweingruber et al (1988) for the Tornetrask data, and Shiyatov (1979, 1986, 1993) for the Urals data.
Climatic Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2000 Years by Philip Douglas Jones, Raymond Stephen Bradley, Jean Jouzel