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Climate Reconstruction

Reconstructions of past climate conditions are derived from paleoclimatology proxies. This collection includes reconstructions of past temperature, precipitation, vegetation, streamflow, sea surface temperature, and other climatic or climate-dependent conditions.

Accessing Data at the World Data Service for Paleoclimatology


Search Climate Reconstruction Data

Search through climate reconstruction studies by investigator, title, location name, parameters, and latitude/longitude bounds.

Launch Reconstruction Data Search


Search All Paleoclimatology Data

Access free text search of our entire archive.

Launch Paleo Data Search


Interactive Map

Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attributes.

Launch Interactive Map


Google Earth Map

Locate and download climate reconstruction studies using a Google Earth map interface. Google Earth must be installed to use this search tool.

Download KMZ File


Ncei Paleo Web Service

Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access climate reconstruction study metadata records.

API Documentation


Climate Reconstruction Types

Select a climate reconstruction type from the list below to see datasets listed by coverage area.

Contributing Data

To contribute to the climate reconstruction archive, review our instructions for contributing data. Prospective data providers can email paleo@noaa.gov to submit data and study description information.