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.
Search All Paleoclimatology Data
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Select study locations by region, proximity to a point, or text-based attributes.
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.
Ncei Paleo Web Service
Use the NCEI Paleo Web Service to access climate reconstruction study metadata records.
Climate Reconstruction Types
Select a climate reconstruction type from the list below to see datasets listed by coverage area.