2k Network data in Nature

temp grad 2k 19A new article published in Nature shows that Arctic warming is associated with drying over the mid-latitudes of the Northern Hemisphere.

Authors, led by Cody Routson, compiled a large network of multi-proxy climate records extending back through the Holocene, and used the recent PAGES 2k paleotemperature dataset to bridge to the instrumental period.

The paleoclimate reconstructions agree with simulations by global climate models showing that Arctic warming is associated with reduced mid-latitude storms and rainfall.

This June, the authors will join the PAGES-endorsed CLIMATE-12k workshop, "How hot was the Holocene?" to combine the new proxy dataset with similar data from the Southern Hemisphere to develop a global perspective.

Access the paper, titled "Mid-latitude net precipitation decreased with Arctic warming during the Holocene", here.

Access the Press Release about the paper from North Arizona University here.