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The Pollen-Climate Methods Intercomparison Project (PC-MIP)

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Davis Basil,
Project HORNET Holocene Climate Reconstruction for the Northern Hemisphere Extra-tropics
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Past Global Changes Magazine
Volume (Issue) 25(3)
Page(s) 161 - 161
Title of proceedings Past Global Changes Magazine
DOI 10.22498/pages.25.3

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Fossil pollen provide one of the most widely available sources of proxy climate data for the Quaternary period. Quantitative climate reconstructions from pollen data were first pioneered over 70 years ago (Iversen 1944) and since then the number of different methods has expanded greatly. The PC-MIP workshop was organized with a view to improving collaboration and coordination within the pollen-climate community, to compare and review the main methods currently in use, and to make recommendations for best practice and future development. The first PC-MIP cross-community workshop was attended by 28 researchers from 15 countries, including 14 early-career scientists.