Büntgen U, Kirdyanov AV, Hellmann L, Nikolayev A, Tegel W (2014) Cruising the archive: on the palaeoclimatic value of the Lena Delta. The Holocene doi: 10.1177/0959683614523805

Locations of palaeoclimatic temperature proxy records in the high-northern latitudes and Arctic as compiled by the PAGES 2k Consortium (2013), and superimposed on the boreal forest composition and the large river systems after Hellmann et al. (2013)

Locations of palaeoclimatic temperature proxy records in the high-northern latitudes and Arctic as compiled by the PAGES 2k Consortium (2013), and superimposed on the boreal forest composition and the large river systems after Hellmann et al. (2013)

Abstract:

Today, there are only a handful of millennial-long and annually resolved tree-ring chronologies in existence. Explicit gaps in the global distribution of these regional chronologies together with an overall declining sample size back in time compel a community-wide challenge to discover new tree ring–based climate proxy records. Here, we present evidence for a yet unexplored palaeoenvironmental archive, define allied research tasks and emphasize probable hurdles within and beyond academia, in pursuit of answering this challenge.

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