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European Land Surface Conditions 6K Reconstruction
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_96-022

Abstract: These biomes are interpolated from 2014 pollen surface samples, for the
Present, and from 343 pollen sites for 6000 yr BP. The coverage is relatively
well balanced for the modern data, but the region at east of 30E and that at
south of 40N are not well represented for 6K BP. The interpolation method
tries to compensate for this lack of balance.

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Description: Access to European 6k data and other Biome 6000 data sets

Description: European 6K data documentation
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 75.0   S: 35.0   E: 60.0   W: -10.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Joel Guiot, Rachid Cheddadi, Colin Prentice, Dominique Jolly
Dataset Title: European Land Surface Conditions 6K Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Data Contribution Series #: 96-022
Dataset Release Date: October 1996
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 96-022
Other Citation Details: NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online Resource:
Paleo Temporal Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 6000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 0 ybp
Chrono Unit:
Data Resolution
Latitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Longitude Resolution: 0.5 degree
Data Set Progress
Originating Center
Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder Supplemental Info
Data Center URL:

Data Center Personnel
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA
Distribution Media: online ftp, www
Distribution Format: ascii
Fees: none
Phone: 04-91288011
Fax: 04-91288668
Email: joel.guiot at
Contact Address:
CNRS UA 1152
Faculte de St. Jerome
Boite 451
Marseilles Cedex 20
Postal Code: 13397
Country: FRANCE
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Guiot, J., Cheddadi, R., Prentice, I.C., Jolly, D., 1996. A method of biome
and land surface mapping from pollen data: application to Europe 6000 years
ago. Palaeoclimates, 1, 311-324.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-24
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23