KNMI climate explorer: A web-based research tool for high-resolution paleoclimatology

Valerie Trouet, Geert Jan Van Oldenborgh

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Climate Explorer ( is a web-based application for climatic research that is managed by the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) and contains a comprehensive collection of climatic data sets and analysis tools. One of its fields of application is high-resolution paleoclimatology. We show how Climate Explorer can be used to explore and download available instrumental climate data and derived time series, to examine the climatic signal in uploaded high-resolution paleoclimate time series, and to investigate the temporal and spatial characteristics of climate reconstructions. We further demonstrate the value of Climate Explorer for high-resolution paleoclimate research using a dendroclimatic data set from the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3-13
Number of pages11
JournalTree-Ring Research
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2013


  • KNMI Climate Explorer
  • climate data
  • composite analysis
  • correlation map
  • dendroclimatology
  • paleoclimatology
  • spectral analysis
  • time-series analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Forestry
  • Geology
  • Atmospheric Science
  • Palaeontology


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