Academy of Finland  
 
 
 
 
 
Funding decision
 
Organisation Natural Resources Institute Finland
Project title First integration of tree-ring chronologies, annually laminated sediment records and historical data for palaeoclimate reconstructions of seasonal temperature and precipitation variability in northern Europe
Applicant / Contact person Helama, Samuli
Decision No. 339788
Decision date 03.06.2021
Funding period 01.09.2021 - 31.08.2025
Funding 499 998
   
Project description
The FIRST consortium will investigate the past variations in the seasonal temperature and precipitation history in northern Europe over the Common Era. New reconstructions of seasonal temperature and precipitation variability will be produced using the indirect (proxy) estimates of climate variability. FIRST consortium represent the first effort in which such a collection of annual resolved proxy records will be integrated into palaeoclimate reconstructions. Tree-ring data and annually laminated sediment records will be produced for regions where historically old materials are available. Phenological records will be complied from historical to digitized formats. The integrated reconstructions of seasonal temperature and precipitation variability will be analysed to reveal the role of forcing factors and atmospheric and oceanic circulation patterns responsible to past and recent climatic events and trends.