Analysis and Interpretation: Spatial Climate Field Reconstructions

  • Jürg Luterbacher
  • Eduardo Zorita


This chapter provides a short overview of spatial climate field reconstructions (CFR), the technique of employing different statistical methods to reconstruct climate (such as temperature, precipitation, drought, and air pressure) over large geographical areas based on data from climate proxies. CFR methods have been applied both to filling spatial gaps in early instrumental climate datasets and to the problem of reconstructing past climate patterns from natural and documentary-based proxy data.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürg Luterbacher
    • 1
    • 2
  • Eduardo Zorita
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Geography, Climatology, Climate Dynamics and Climate ChangeJustus Liebig University of GiessenGiessenGermany
  2. 2.Centre of International Development and Environmental ResearchJustus Liebig University of GiessenGiessenGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum GeesthachtGeesthachtGermany

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