Articles | Volume 14, issue 12
Clim. Past, 14, 1851–1868, 2018

Special issue: Paleoclimate data synthesis and analysis of associated uncertainty...

Clim. Past, 14, 1851–1868, 2018

Research article 30 Nov 2018

Research article | 30 Nov 2018

Sedproxy: a forward model for sediment-archived climate proxies

Andrew M. Dolman and Thomas Laepple


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Jul 2018) by André Paul
AR by Andrew Dolman on behalf of the Authors (06 Sep 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (02 Oct 2018) by André Paul
RR by Brett Metcalfe (31 Oct 2018)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Nov 2018) by André Paul
Short summary
Climate proxies from marine sediments provide an important record of past temperatures, but contain noise from many sources. These include mixing by burrowing organisms, seasonal and habitat biases, measurement error, and small sample size effects. We have created a forward model that simulates the creation of proxy records and provides it as a user-friendly R package. It allows multiple sources of uncertainty to be considered together when interpreting proxy climate records.