Articles | Volume 13, issue 3
Clim. Past, 13, 267–301, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-267-2017
Clim. Past, 13, 267–301, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-267-2017

Research article 29 Mar 2017

Research article | 29 Mar 2017

Was the Little Ice Age more or less El Niño-like than the Medieval Climate Anomaly? Evidence from hydrological and temperature proxy data

Lilo M. K. Henke et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Mar 2016) by Nerilie Abram
AR by Lilo Henke on behalf of the Authors (14 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (29 Nov 2016) by Nerilie Abram
AR by Lilo Henke on behalf of the Authors (12 Feb 2017)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (03 Mar 2017) by Nerilie Abram
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To understand future ENSO behaviour we must look at the past, but temperature and rainfall proxies (e.g. tree rings, sediment cores) appear to show different responses. We tested this by making separate multi-proxy ENSO reconstructions for precipitation and temperature and found no evidence of a disagreement between ENSO-driven changes in precipitation and temperature. While this supports our physical understanding of ENSO, the lack of good proxy data must be addressed to further explore this.