Articles | Volume 14, issue 4
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1865–1884, 2021
Geosci. Model Dev., 14, 1865–1884, 2021

Model description paper 07 Apr 2021

Model description paper | 07 Apr 2021

PERICLIMv1.0: a model deriving palaeo-air temperatures from thaw depth in past permafrost regions

Tomáš Uxa et al.

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We present a simple model that derives palaeo-air temperature characteristics related to the palaeo-active-layer thickness, which can be recognized using many relict periglacial features found in past permafrost regions. Its evaluation against modern temperature records and an experimental palaeo-air temperature reconstruction showed relatively high model accuracy, which suggests that it could become a useful tool for reconstructing Quaternary palaeo-environments.