Global T CFR scientific goals

*This project is now finished/concluded*

The key questions that we wanted to address were:

What are the differences and similarities in the temperature evolution of the Common Era across the regions of the Earth?

What confidence can we have in statistical reconstructions of spatially explicit temperatures using state-of-the-art methods?

Over which periods and regions are such reconstructions reliable and useful for further assessments (such as comparison with climate models, ecological modeling, quantification of the response to external forcing, etc.)?

What are the key similarities and differences of temperature field reconstructions based on a range of techniques?