Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Review article
20 Dec 2017
Review article |  | 20 Dec 2017

Comparing proxy and model estimates of hydroclimate variability and change over the Common Era

PAGES Hydro2k Consortium

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Subject: Proxy Use-Development-Validation | Archive: Terrestrial Archives | Timescale: Centennial-Decadal
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Water availability is fundamental to societies and ecosystems, but our understanding of variations in hydroclimate (including extreme events, flooding, and decadal periods of drought) is limited due to a paucity of modern instrumental observations. We review how proxy records of past climate and climate model simulations can be used in tandem to understand hydroclimate variability over the last 2000 years and how these tools can also inform risk assessments of future hydroclimatic extremes.