Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Research article
17 Nov 2017
Research article |  | 17 Nov 2017

Reconstructing Late Holocene North Atlantic atmospheric circulation changes using functional paleoclimate networks

Jasper G. Franke, Johannes P. Werner, and Reik V. Donner

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We apply evolving functional network analysis, a tool for studying temporal changes of the spatial co-variability structure, to a set of Late Holocene paleoclimate proxy records covering the last two millennia. The emerging patterns obtained by our analysis are related to long-term changes in the dominant mode of atmospheric circulation in the region, the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO). We obtain a qualitative reconstruction of the NAO long-term variability over the entire Common Era.