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Summer temperature variations in the European Alps, A.D. 755-2004
Abstract Annually resolved summer temperatures for the European Alps are described. The reconstruction covers the a.d. 755–2004 period and is based on 180 recent and historic larch [Larix deciduaExpand
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Timing and climate forcing of volcanic eruptions for the past 2,500 years
Volcanic eruptions contribute to climate variability, but quantifying these contributions has been limited by inconsistencies in the timing of atmospheric volcanic aerosol loading determined from iceExpand
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2500 Years of European Climate Variability and Human Susceptibility
Variability of central European temperature and precipitation shows correlations with some major historical changes. Climate variations influenced the agricultural productivity, health risk, andExpand
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Long‐term drought severity variations in Morocco
[1] Cedrus atlantica ring width data are used to reconstruct long-term changes in the Palmer Drought Severity Index (PDSI) over the past 953 years in Morocco, NW Africa. The reconstruction capturesExpand
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Ensemble reconstruction constraints on the global carbon cycle sensitivity to climate
The processes controlling the carbon flux and carbon storage of the atmosphere, ocean and terrestrial biosphere are temperature sensitive and are likely to provide a positive feedback leading toExpand
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Orbital forcing of tree-ring data
Based on an analysis of maximum latewood density data from northern Scandinavia, along with published dendrochronological records, this study finds evidence that previous tree-ring-reliantExpand
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Climate-driven introduction of the Black Death and successive plague reintroductions into Europe
Significance The second plague pandemic in medieval Europe started with the Black Death epidemic of 1347–1353 and killed millions of people over a time span of four centuries. It is commonly thoughtExpand
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Timing and duration of European larch growing season along altitudinal gradients in the Swiss Alps.
The 2007 European larch (Larix decidua Mill.) growing season was monitored along two elevational transects in the Lötschental valley in the Swiss Alps. Phenological observations and weekly microcoreExpand
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Climatic drivers of hourly to yearly tree radius variations along a 6 ◦ C natural warming gradient
Climate affects the timing, rate and dynamics of tree growth, over time scales ranging from seconds to centuries. Monitoring how a tree's stem radius varies over these time scales can provide insightExpand
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Climate Change during and after the Roman Empire: Reconstructing the Past from Scientific and Historical Evidence
Growing scientific evidence from modern climate science is loaded with implications for the environmental history of the Roman Empire and its successor societies. The written and archaeologicalExpand
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