Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1005–1023, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1005-2021
Clim. Past, 17, 1005–1023, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1005-2021
Research article
07 May 2021
Research article | 07 May 2021

Large-scale climate signals of a European oxygen isotope network from tree rings

Daniel F. Balting et al.

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To extend climate information back in time, we investigate the climate sensitivity of a δ18O network from tree rings, consisting of 26 European sites and covering the last 400 years. Our results suggest that the δ18O variability is associated with large-scale anomaly patterns that resemble those observed for the El Niño–Southern Oscillation. We conclude that the investigation of large-scale climate signals far beyond instrumental records can be done with a δ18O network derived from tree rings.