2k Network scientific goals

Key scientific themes

1. Climate Variability, Modes and Mechanisms

Understand the mechanisms driving regional climate variability on interannual to centennial time-scales over the past 2000 years

2. Methods and Uncertainties

Reduce uncertainties in proxy systems and their relationship to climatic variables and methods to quantify past climate

3. Proxy and Model Understanding

Identifying the source/s of paleoclimate reconstruction-model agreement and discrepancies