Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Clim. Past, 14, 559–575, 2018
Clim. Past, 14, 559–575, 2018

Research article 26 Apr 2018

Research article | 26 Apr 2018

Recent climate variations in Chile: constraints from borehole temperature profiles

Carolyne Pickler et al.


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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (21 Feb 2018) by Alessio Rovere
AR by Carolyne Pickler on behalf of the Authors (27 Mar 2018)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (03 Apr 2018) by Alessio Rovere
Short summary
We compiled 31 temperature–depth profiles to reconstruct the ground surface temperature of the last 500 years in northern Chile. They suggest that the region experienced a cooling from 1850 to 1980 followed by a warming of 1.9 K. The cooling could coincide with a cooling interval in 1960. The warming is greater than that of proxy reconstructions for nearby regions and model simulations. These differences could be due to differences in spatial and temporal resolution between data and models.