Myriad Ways to Reconstruct Past Climate

Science  27 Apr 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5517, pp. 658-659
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5517.658

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To reconstruct paleoclimate, researchers must rely on proxies: measurable parameters that provide quantitative information about variables such as temperature, rainfall, or ice volume. Science presents an overview of important paleoclimate proxies and their uses.