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European 6K Climate Reconstructions
Entry ID: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_97-006

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Abstract: Palaeoclimates across Europe for 6000 yr BP were estimated from pollen data
using the modern pollen analogue technique constrained with lake-level data.
The constraint consists of restricting the set of modern pollen samples
considered as analogues of the fossil samples to those locations where the
implied change in annual precipitation minus evapotranspiration (PE) is
consistent with the ... View entire text
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Description: European 6K data documentation
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: 70.0   S: 30.0   E: 45.0   W: -15.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: Rachid Cheddadi, Ge Yu, Joel Guiot, Sandy Harrison & Colin Prentice
Dataset Title: European Climate 6K Reconstruction
Dataset Series Name: IGBP PAGES/WDC Data Contribution Series #: 97-006
Dataset Release Date: March 1997
Dataset Release Place: Boulder, CO
Dataset Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Issue Identification: 97-006
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 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, excel
Fees: none
Phone: 33-4-
Fax: 33-4-
Email: rachid.cheddadi at
Contact Address:
European Pollen Database
Centre Universitaire d'Arles
City: Arles P
Postal Code: 13200
Country: France
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Guiot J, Harrison SP, Prentice IC (1993) Reconstruction of Holocene
precipitation patterns in Europe using pollen and lake-level data. Quaternary Research 40: 139-149.

Cheddadi, R. Yu, G. Guiot, J., Harrison, S.P. and Prentice, I.C. (1997): The climate of Europe 6000 years ago. Climate Dynamics, 13: 1-9.
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-03-23
Last DIF Revision Date: 2017-08-23