Climatic Variations and Forcing Mechanisms of the Last 2000 Years

  • Philip D. Jones
  • Raymond S. Bradley
  • Jean Jouzel

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Philip D Jones, Raymond S Bradley, Jean Jouzel
      Pages 1-5
  3. Dendroclimatology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 7-7
    2. Keith R Briffa, Philip D Jones, Fritz H Schweingruber, Wibjörn Karlén, Stepan G Shiyatov
      Pages 9-41
    3. Fritz H. Schweingruber, Keith R. Briffa
      Pages 43-66
    4. Gordon Jacoby, Rosanne D’Arrigo, Brian Luckman
      Pages 67-84
    5. Malcolm K Hughes, Lisa J Graumlich
      Pages 109-124
    6. Ricardo Villalba, José A. Boninsegna, Antonio Lara, Tom T. Veblen, Fidel A. Roig, Juan-Carlos Aravena et al.
      Pages 161-189
  4. Ice Cores

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. James W. C. White, David Gorodetzky, Edward R. Cook, Lisa K. Barlow
      Pages 193-212
    3. Jean Jouzel, Randy Koster, Sylvie Joussaume
      Pages 213-241
    4. David A. Fisher, Roy M. Koerner, Karl Kuivinen, Henrik B. Clausen, Sigfus J. Johnsen, Jorgen-Peter Steffensen et al.
      Pages 297-328
  5. Corals

  6. Historical Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 407-407
  7. Varved Sediments

  8. Forcing Factors

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 499-499
    2. Jürg Beer, Werner Mende, Rita Stellmacher, Oran R. White
      Pages 501-517
    3. Judith Lean
      Pages 519-532
    4. Alan Robock, Melissa P. Free
      Pages 533-546
    5. Dominique Raynaud, Jean-Marc Barnola, Jerôme Chappellaz, Patricia Martinerie
      Pages 547-561
  9. Conclusions

About these proceedings


A profound knowledge of the past climate is vital for our understanding of global warming. The past 2000 years are both the period which is of most relevance to the next century and that for which there is the most evidence. High-resolution proxy records for this period are available from a variety of sources. Five sections consider dendroclimatology, ice cores, corals, historical records, lake varves, and other indicators. The final two sections cover the histories of various forcing factors and attempt to bring together records from a variety of sources and provide explanations.


Climatology Eisbohrkerne Global change Globale Veränderung Jahresringe Klimatologie Meteorologie corals ice core meteorology tree rings

Editors and affiliations

  • Philip D. Jones
    • 1
  • Raymond S. Bradley
    • 2
  • Jean Jouzel
    • 3
  1. 1.Climatic Research UnitUniversity of East AngliaNorwichUK
  2. 2.Department of GeosciencesUniversity of MassachusettsAmherstUSA
  3. 3.Laboratoire de Modélisation du Climat et de l’EnvironnmentOrme des Merisiers, C E SaclayGif-sur-Yvette CedexFrance

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64700-0
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-61113-1
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