Paleoclimate records play a key role in our understanding of Earth's past and present climate system and in our confidence in predicting future climate changes. Paleoclimate data help to elucidate past and present active mechanisms of climate change by placing the short instrumental record into a longer term context and by permitting models to be tested beyond the limited time that instrumental measurements have been available.
|Title||Past climate variability and change in the Arctic and at high latitudes|
|Authors||Richard B. Alley, Julie Brigham-Grette, Gifford H. Miller, Leonid Polyak|
|Publication Subtype||Other Government Series|
|Series Title||Synthesis and Assessment Product|
|Record Source||USGS Publications Warehouse|
|USGS Organization||Geology and Environmental Change Science Center; Geosciences and Environmental Change Science Center|