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Northern Britain Stacked Water Table Record

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Citation:
Citation_Information:
Originator: Charman, D.J., A. Blundell, R.C. Chiverrell, D. Hendon, and P.G. Langdon
Publication_Date: 2/2006
Title: Northern Britain Stacked Water Table Record
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Series_Information:
Series_Name: IGBP PAGES/WDCA CONTRIBUTION SERIES NUMBER: 2006-012
Issue_Identification: 2006-012
Publication_Information:
Publication_Place: Boulder,CO
Publisher: IGBP PAGES/World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Other_Citation_Details:
NOAA/NCDC Paleoclimatology Program
Online_Linkage: ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/by_contributor/charman2006/charman2006.txt
Description:
Abstract:
The number and range of Holocene palaeoclimate reconstructions from various regions of the world have increased dramatically over the last decade. The data density for many regions and proxies now offers the potential of robust regional-scale reconstructions that avoid the problems of records from individual sites, and improve communication between palaeoclimate subdisciplines and climate modellers. However, there are problems with chronological uncertainties and quantification of proxies, which make compilation of multiple records difficult. Here we explore a 'stacking' and 'tuning' approach to the derivation of regional records from peatland climate proxies to test its applicability to non-annually resolved terrestrial records. Twelve individual records from northern Britain based on water table reconstructions from testate amoebae analysis were divided into four regions. Records were detrended, normalised and compared within regions to identify clear correlative events. The original chronologies of the records were tuned using both these events and independent age markers. The stacked record for northern Britain indicates pronounced changes to wet conditions at 3600, 2760 and 1600 cal yr BP with more minor changes at 3060, 2050, 1260, 860, 550 and 260 cal yr BP. The main wet phases are highly correlated with mid-European lake highstands, wider North Atlantic climate change inferred from ocean and ice core records, and solar variability. Tuning and stacking of non-annual terrestrial palaeoclimate records is a new approach to the compilation and reconciliation of individual records within coherent climatic regions and provides a tool for upscaling of palaeoclimate records for climate model-data comparisons.
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REFERENCE: Charman, D.J., A. Blundell, R.C. Chiverrell, D. Hendon, and P.G. Langdon. 2006. Compilation of non-annually resolved Holocene proxy climate records: Stacked Holocene peatland palaeo-water table reconstructions from northern Britain. Quaternary Science Reviews, 25, 336-350.
Status:
Progress: Complete
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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Bounding_Coordinates:
West_Bounding_Coordinate: -5.0
East_Bounding_Coordinate: -0.5
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 57.5
South_Bounding_Coordinate: 54.0
Keywords:
Theme:
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Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE > GROUND WATER > GROUND WATER FEATURES > WATER TABLE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > MICROFOSSILS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > RADIOCARBON
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > LAND RECORDS > SEDIMENTS
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > PALEOCLIMATE > PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS
Theme_Keyword: PAGES > PAST GLOBAL CHANGES, IGBP
Theme_Keyword: Palaeoclimate Reconstructions
Theme_Keyword: Water Table Reconstruction
Theme_Keyword: Peatland Water Tables
Theme_Keyword: Testate Amoebae Analysis
Theme_Keyword: Northern Britain
Theme_Keyword: GEOSCIENTIFIC INFORMATION
Theme_Keyword: ENGLISH
Place:
Place_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD
Place_Keyword: CONTINENT > EUROPE > NORTHERN EUROPE > BRITISH ISLES > UNITED KINGDOM
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Point_of_Contact:
Contact_Information:
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: DAN J. CHARMAN
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: A. BLUNDELL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: R. C. CHIVERRELL
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: D. HENDON
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: P. G. LANGDON
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: University of Plymouth
Country: United Kingdom
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Contact_Organization_Primary:
Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
Contact_Address:
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Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
Resource_Description: NOAA_NCDC_PALEO_2006-012
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Format_Name: text, excel
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
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DATA CENTER URL
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ftp://ftp.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/paleo/paleocean/b...
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Access to data and documentation
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20061108
Metadata_Review_Date: 20160127
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Contact_Information:
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Contact_Person: GCMD User Support Office
Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: gcmduso@gcmd.gsfc.nasa.gov
Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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