Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
22 Dec 2017
Research article |  | 22 Dec 2017

Multi-proxy reconstructions of May–September precipitation field in China over the past 500 years

Feng Shi, Sen Zhao, Zhengtang Guo, Hugues Goosse, and Qiuzhen Yin

Data sets

China 531 Year Multiproxy Precipitation Reconstructions F. Shi, S. Zhao, Z. Guo, H. Goosse, and Q. Yin

Model code and software

Optimal Information Extraction version 1.3 F. Shi, S. Zhao, Z. Guo, H. Goosse, and Q. Yin

Short summary
We reconstructed the multi-proxy precipitation field for China over the past 500 years, which includes three leading modes (a monopole, a dipole, and a triple) of precipitation variability. The dipole mode may be controlled by the El Niño–Southern Oscillation variability. Such reconstruction is an essential source of information to document the climate variability over decadal to centennial timescales and can be used to assess the ability of climate models to simulate past climate change.