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The first part of this volume provides an overview of the climate system and its dynamics. It uses climate models of differing complexity and the resources of different archives in order to reconstruct past climate. The second part describes the latest achievements of the KIHZ members in their endeavours to reconstruct past climate by using proxy data, statistical analyses and climate models.
The Holocene.- Nonlinear Dynamics of the Climate System.- Quasi-realistic Climate Models.- Holocene Climate Variability from Model Simulations.- Marine Paleoclimatology.- Corals as Climate Archive.- Annually Laminated Lake Sediments.- Interpreting Climate Proxies from Tree-rings.- The Environmental and Climate Record in Polar Ice Cores.- Data Assimilation Through Upscaling and Nudging.- Mid to Late Holocene Lake Ecosystem Response to Catchment and Climatic Changes.- Holocene Paleoclimate in the Sahara-Arabian Desert.- Transfer Functions for Paleoclimate Reconstructions.- Climate Information from Stable Hydrogen and Carbon Isotopes of Plants.- Climate Modes Recorded in a Seasonal-resolution Coral Record.- Phase Stability of the Solar Schwabe Cycle.- Variablel Freshwater Input to the Arctic Ocean During the Holocene.- Forced Climate Variability During the Last Millennium with the Earth System Model CLIMBER-2.- High-resolution Magnetostratigraphic Analyses.- Internal Climate Variability in Global and Regional Climate Models.- Climate Diagnostics by Adjoint Modelling.- Evidence for the Climate During the Late Maunder Minimum from Proxy Data and Model Simulations Available within KIHZ.
From the reviews: "This book presents peer-viewed results from a final workshop in 2001 ! . The book ! is a very valuable contribution. ! This book is recommended to anyone interested in the most challenging topic of global climate change." (Environmental Geology, Vol. 49, 2006) "The climate in historical times represents outcomes of a KIHZ meeting concerned with natural climate variability. ! this volume offers an accessible overview of current knowledge concerning the reconstruction of past climate. It will interest researchers and students over a broad range of disciplines including atmospheric science, environmental sciences, geography and geosciences." (Nicholas Betts, The Holocene, Vol. 15 (6), 2005)