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400 years of annual reconstructions of european climate variability using a high resolution isotopic network - isonet

Objective

ISONET will improve greatly our understanding of European climate systems providing independent quantitative data for model verification and policy making. A network of 24 sites provides dendrochronological coverage from Iberia to Fennoscandia, Caledonia and the Tyrol. The stable isotope (C, H, O) ratios of these annually resolved time series will be analysed and in conjunction with non-linear process models, developed within this project, to reconstruct past climate regimes (temperature, relative humidity and precipitation characteristics) for the last 400 years. Climate variability is addressed on three timescales; decade-century (source water/air mass dominance); inter-annual (quantifying baseline variability, extreme events and recent trends); and intra-annual (high resolution exploration of seasonality signals within tree-rings). ISONET goes far beyond existing tree-ring analyses in its spatial process based investigation and interpretation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

FORSCHUNGSZENTRUM JUELICH GMBH
Address
Leo-brandt-strasse
52425 Juelich
Germany

Participants (13)

AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY OF KRAKOW
Poland
Address
Al. Listopada 29
31 425 Krakow
ANGLIA POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
East Road
CB1 1PT Cambridge
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
France
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
PAUL SCHERRER INSTITUT
Switzerland
Address

5232 Villigen
SILESIAN TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY
Poland
Address
2,Krzywoustego 2
44 100 Gliwice
SWISS FEDERAL INSTITUTE FOR FOREST, SNOW AND LANDSCAPE RESEARCH
Switzerland
Address
Zuercherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf
UFZ-UMWELTFORSCHUNGSZENTRUM LEIPZIG-HALLE GMBH
Germany
Address
Theodor-lieser-strasse, 4
06120 Halle (Saale)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse, 33
1180 Wien
UNIVERSITAT DE BARCELONA
Spain
Address
645,Avinguda Diagonal 645
08028 Barcelona
UNIVERSITY OF BERNE
Switzerland
Address
5,Sidlerstrasse 5
3012 Bern
UNIVERSITY OF HELSINKI
Finland
Address
3,Gustaf Haelstroeminkatu, 2
00014 Helsinki
UNIVERSITY OF WALES SWANSEA
United Kingdom
Address
Singleton Park
Swansea