Using smoothing to reconstruct the Holocene temperature in Lapland

Lasse Holmström, Panu Erästö, Petri Koistinen, Jan Weckström, Atte Korhola

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Small arctic and subarctic lakes are known to be sensitive to climatic variation. Changes in external conditions are continuously recorded in their sediments in the form of aquatic organisms. The abundance of such organisms can therefore be used to reconstruct past environmental conditions. We use data collected from the Finnish Lapland to reconstruct post ice age temperatures. Nonparametric
smoothing has not been used often in this context. We find smoothing a viable tool both in the actual reconstruction phase and in the subsequent time series smoothing, where the SiZer method is used.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputing Science and Statistics
Subtitle of host publicationModeling the Earth’s Systems: Physical to Infrastructural : Proceedings of the 32nd Symposium on the Interface
EditorsEdward J. Wegman, Yvonne M. Martinez
PublisherInterface Foundation of North America
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)1-886658-06-4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventSymposium on the Interface - New Orleans, United States
Duration: 5 Apr 20008 Apr 2000
Conference number: 32


ConferenceSymposium on the Interface
Abbreviated titleINTERFACE
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans


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