New perspectives on historical climatology

Sam WHITE, Qing PEI, Katrin KLEEMANN, Lukáš DOLÁK, Heli HUHTAMAA, Chantal CAMENISCH

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Abstract

Historical climatology is an interdisciplinary field of research encompassing the reconstruction of past climate and weather from written sources and artifacts, as well the application of climate reconstructions to the study of human history. Historical climatology has grown in recent years, and this growth has brought both insights and challenges. Research has expanded into new regions and periods and diversified into novel sources, methods, and interdisciplinary collaborations. At the same time, the heterogeneity of evidence and approaches has complicated the integration of multiple climate and weather reconstructions. Moreover, the diversity of disciplinary perspectives, terminologies, and perspectives can create miscommunication among scholars in the field, particularly on issues of historical knowledge and causation. Innovative approaches in the field, including Bayesian methods, may help address these challenges. Copyright © 2022 The Authors. WIREs Climate Change published by Wiley Periodicals LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere808
JournalWiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change
Volume14
Issue number1
Early online date07 Dec 2022
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2023

Citation

White, S., Pei, Q., Kleemann, K., Dolák, L., Huhtamaa, H., & Camenisch, C. (2023). New perspectives on historical climatology. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews: Climate Change, 14(1). Retrieved from https://doi.org/10.1002/wcc.808

Keywords

  • Climate history
  • Historical climatology
  • Methodology

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