High-resolution palaeoclimatic records for the last millennium: interpretation, integration and comparison with General Circulation Model control-run temperatures

  title={High-resolution palaeoclimatic records for the last millennium: interpretation, integration and comparison with General Circulation Model control-run temperatures},
  author={P. D. Jones and K. R. Briffa and Tim P. Barnett and Simon F. B. Tett},
  journal={The Holocene},
  pages={455 - 471}
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