Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
18 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 18 Dec 2017

Hydroclimate variability in Scandinavia over the last millennium – insights from a climate model–proxy data comparison

Kristina Seftigen, Hugues Goosse, Francois Klein, and Deliang Chen

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Comparisons of proxy data to GCM-simulated hydroclimate are still limited and inter-model variability remains poorly characterized. In this study, we bring together tree-ring paleoclimate evidence and CMIP5–PMIP3 model simulations of the last millennium hydroclimate variability across Scandinavia. We explore the consistency between the datasets and the role of external forcing versus internal variability in driving the hydroclimate changes regionally.