Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Clim. Past, 16, 1309–1323, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1309-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1309–1323, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1309-2020

Research article 24 Jul 2020

Research article | 24 Jul 2020

Assimilating monthly precipitation data in a paleoclimate data assimilation framework

Veronika Valler et al.

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Data assimilation is becoming more and more important for past climate reconstructions. The assimilation of monthly resolved precipitation information has not been explored much so far. In this study we analyze the impact of assimilating monthly precipitation amounts and the number of wet days within an existing paleoclimate data assimilation framework. We find increased skill in the reconstruction, suggesting that monthly precipitation can constitute valuable input for future reconstructions.