A Review of 2000 Years of Paleoclimatic Evidence in the Mediterranean

Luterbacher J, García-Herrera R, Akcer-On S, Allan R, Alvarez-Castro M-C, Benito G, Booth J, Büntgen U, Cagatay N, Colombaroli D, Davis B, Esper J, Felis T, Fleitmann D, Frank D, Gallego D, Garcia-Bustamante E, Glaser R, Gonzalez-Rouco FJ, Goosse H, Kiefer T, Macklin MG, Manning SW, Montagna P, Newman L, Power MJ, Rath V, Ribera P, Riemann D, Roberts N, Sicre M-A, Silenzi S, Tinner W, Tzedakis PC, Valero-Garcés B, Schrier Gvd, Vannière B, Vogt S, Wanner H, Werner JP, Willett G, Williams MH, Xoplaki E, Zerefos CS & Zorita E

Eds: Lionello P

, 87-185, 2012Book title:

The Climate of the Mediterranean Region: From the past to the future

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Elsevier

A contribution from the PAGES Euro-Med2k working group.

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The Mediterranean region contains a diverse and interesting climate ranging from areas with permanent glaciers to areas of subtropical, semiarid regions. The region is potentially sensitive to climate change and its progress has environmental, social, and economic implications within and beyond the region.

Produced by the Mediterranean Climate Variability and Predictability Research Networking Project, this book reviews the evolution of the Mediterranean climate over the past two millennia with projections further into the twenty-first century as well as examining in detail various aspects of the Mediterranean region’s climate including evolution, atmospheric variables, and oceanic and land elements.

Integrated with this, the book also considers the social and economic problems or vulnerabilities associated with the region. Written and reviewed by multiple researchers to ensure a high level of information presented clearly, Mediterranean Climate Variables will be an invaluable source of information for geologists, oceanographers, and anyone interested in learning more about the Mediterranean climate.

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