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INTIMATE network

The objective of INTIMATE is to reconstruct past abrupt and extreme climate changes over the period 60,000 to 8000 years ago, by facilitating INTegration of Ice-core, MArine, and TErrestrial palaeoclimate records and using the combined data in climate models to better understand the mechanisms and impact of change, thereby reducing the uncertainty of future prediction.

As an open network, INTIMATE brings together international palaeo-climate scientists from a wide range of disciplines, to focus on developing innovative past climate reconstruction tools and methods. Central to INTIMATE research is the comparison of palaeo-climate and -environmental records based on their independent timescales. Such an approach provides valuable insights into leads/lags in the global climate system and the interactions between, and environmental responses to, different climate forcing mechanisms. The robust integration of quantified palaeo-environmental data provides critical tests of global and regional climate models, which will improve our ability to model future climate change and ecosystem response.

INTIMATE welcomes participation by all interested scientists. Look out for details of conference sessions, workshops and training opportunities on our events page .