NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Northeastern Fennoscandia 2,000 Year Pollen Data and Inferred Summer Temperature

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This archived Paleoclimatology Study is available from the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI), under the World Data Service (WDS) for Paleoclimatology. The associated NCEI study type is Lake. The data include parameters of climate reconstructions|pollen with a geographic location of Norway, Scandanavia. The time period coverage is from 2071 to -45 in calendar years before present (BP). See metadata information for parameter and study location details. Please cite this study when using the data.
  • Cite as: Bjune, A.E.; Seppä, H.; Birks, H.J.B. (2008-11-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Northeastern Fennoscandia 2,000 Year Pollen Data and Inferred Summer Temperature. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6193. Accessed [date].
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  • noaa-lake-6193
  • NCEI DSI 1200_01
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Dataset Point of Contact Bauer, Bruce
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Coverage Description Date Range: 2071 cal yr BP to -45 cal yr BP;
Time Period -121 to 1995
Spatial Bounding Box Coordinates
N: 68.433
S: 68.433
E: 18.066
W: 18.066
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General Documentation
Associated Resources
  • Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia
    • Associated Reference published 2009
      Bjune, AE; Seppa, H; Birks, HJB;, 2009: Quantitative summer-temperature reconstructions for the last 2000 years based on pollen-stratigraphical data from northern Fennoscandia. Journal of Paleolimnology, 41, 43-56, 10.1007/s10933-008-9254-y
Publication Dates
  • publication: 2008-11-01
Data Presentation Form Digital table - digital representation of facts or figures systematically displayed, especially in columns
Dataset Progress Status Complete - production of the data has been completed
Data Update Frequency Data update frequency not available
Supplemental Information
STUDY NOTES: Pollen counts and inferred summer temperature in for 11 lakes in northeastern Fennoscandia.
ABSTRACT SUPPLIED BY ORIGINATOR: Quantitative reconstructions of mean July temperatures (T (jul)) based on new and previously published pollen-stratigraphical data covering the last 2000 years from 11 lakes in northern Fennoscandia and the Kola Peninsula are presented. T (jul) values are based on a previously published pollen-climate transfer function for the region with a root-mean-square error of prediction (RMSEP) of 0.99A degrees C. The most obvious trend in the inferred temperatures from all sites is the general decrease in T (jul) during the last 2000 years. Pollen-inferred T (jul) values on average 0.18 +/- 0.56 degrees C (n = 91) higher than present (where "present" refers to the last three decades based on pollen-inferred T (jul) in core-top samples) are indicated between 0 and 1100 AD (2000-850 cal year BP), and temperatures -0.2 +/- 0.47 degrees C (n = 78) below present are inferred between 1100 and 1900 AD (850-50 cal year BP). No consistent temperature peak is observed during the 'Medieval Warm Period', ca. 900-1200 AD (1100-750 cal year BP), but the cooler period between 1100 and 1900 AD (850-50 cal year BP) corresponds in general with the 'Little Ice Age' (LIA). Consistently with independent stable isotopic data, the composite pollen-based record suggests that the coldest periods of the LIA date to 1500-1600 AD (450-350 cal year BP) and 1800-1850 AD (150-100 cal year BP). An abrupt warming occurred at about 1900 AD and the twentieth century is the warmest century since about 1000 AD (950 cal year BP).
Purpose Records of past climate and environment derived from lake sediment records. Parameter keywords describe what was measured in this dataset. Additional summary information can be found in the abstracts of papers listed in the dataset citations.
Dataset Citation
  • Cite as: Bjune, A.E.; Seppä, H.; Birks, H.J.B. (2008-11-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Northeastern Fennoscandia 2,000 Year Pollen Data and Inferred Summer Temperature. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6193. Accessed [date].
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Cited Authors
  • Bjune, A.E.
  • Seppä, H.
  • Birks, H.J.B.
Originators
  • Bjune, A.E.
  • Seppä, H.
  • Birks, H.J.B.
Publishers
  • NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
Theme keywords Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • Earth Science > Climate Indicators > Paleoclimate Indicators > Ocean/Lake Records
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Science Keywords
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|pollen
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|pollen
  • earth science > paleoclimate > climate reconstructions|pollen
  • earth science > paleoclimate > paleolimnology > geochemistry
  • Air Temperature Reconstruction
  • PAGES 2k Network
  • PAGES Arctic 2k
Place keywords
  • Continent > Europe > Northern Europe > Scandanavia > Norway> Bjornfjelltjorn > LATITUDE 68.433 > LONGITUDE 18.066
Use Constraints
  • Cite as: Bjune, A.E.; Seppä, H.; Birks, H.J.B. (2008-11-01): NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Northeastern Fennoscandia 2,000 Year Pollen Data and Inferred Summer Temperature. [indicate subset used]. NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information. https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/study/6193. Accessed [date].
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