Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1273–1314, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1273-2021

Special issue: International methods and comparisons in climate reconstruction...

Clim. Past, 17, 1273–1314, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1273-2021

Review article 17 Jun 2021

Review article | 17 Jun 2021

Climate indices in historical climate reconstructions: a global state of the art

David J. Nash et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (14 Dec 2020) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by David Nash on behalf of the Authors (15 Mar 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Mar 2021) by Rudolf Brazdil
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (01 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (08 Apr 2021)
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (09 Apr 2021)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (12 Apr 2021) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by David Nash on behalf of the Authors (21 Apr 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (22 Apr 2021) by Rudolf Brazdil
RR by Anonymous Referee #3 (05 May 2021)
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (05 May 2021) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by David Nash on behalf of the Authors (05 May 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (07 May 2021) by Rudolf Brazdil
AR by David Nash on behalf of the Authors (10 May 2021)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Qualitative evidence contained within historical sources provides an important record of climate variability for periods prior to the onset of systematic meteorological data collection. Before such evidence can be used for climate reconstructions, it needs to be converted to a quantitative format. A common approach is the generation of ordinal-scale climate indices. This review, written by members of the PAGES CRIAS working group, provides a global synthesis of the use of the index approach.