Articles | Volume 16, issue 1
Clim. Past, 16, 341–369, 2020
Clim. Past, 16, 341–369, 2020
Research article
18 Feb 2020
Research article | 18 Feb 2020

Proxy surrogate reconstructions for Europe and the estimation of their uncertainties

Oliver Bothe and Eduardo Zorita

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One can use the similarity between sparse indirect observations of past climates and full fields of simulated climates to learn more about past climates. Here, we detail how one can compute uncertainty estimates for such reconstructions of past climates. This highlights the ambiguity of the reconstruction. We further show that such a reconstruction for European summer temperature agrees well with a more common approach.