Past Global Changes (PAGES) Status Report and Implementation Plan

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This document summarizes progress made thus far by the Past Global Changes (PAGES) programme element of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The document also outlines the implementation plans for most of the Foci, Activities and Tasks currently within the PAGES remit. The plan first introduces the scope and rationale of PAGES science and explains how PAGES is organized structurally and scientifically to achieve its goals. For all of the palaeosciences relevant to IGBP goals, PAGES has sought to identify and create the organizational structures needed to support continued work and progress. Models intended to predict future environmental changes must, in ... continued below

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Oldfield, Frank 1998.

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    Publisher Info: http://www.igbp.net/
    Place of Publication: Stockholm, Sweden

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  • Main Title: Past Global Changes (PAGES) Status Report and Implementation Plan
  • Series Title: IGBP Report
  • Added Title: International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Report 45

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This document summarizes progress made thus far by the Past Global Changes (PAGES) programme element of the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP). The document also outlines the implementation plans for most of the Foci, Activities and Tasks currently within the PAGES remit. The plan first introduces the scope and rationale of PAGES science and explains how PAGES is organized structurally and scientifically to achieve its goals. For all of the palaeosciences relevant to IGBP goals, PAGES has sought to identify and create the organizational structures needed to support continued work and progress.

Models intended to predict future environmental changes must, in order to demonstrate their effectiveness, be capable of accurately reproducing conditions known to have occurred in the past. Through the organization of coordinated national and international scientific efforts, PAGES seeks to obtain and interpret a variety of palaeoclimatic records and to provide the data essential for the validation of predictive climate models. PAGES activities include integration and intercomparison of ice, ocean and terrestrial palaeorecords and encourages the creation of consistent analytical and data-base methodologies across the palaeosciences.

PAGES has already played a crucial role in the archiving, management and dissemination of palaeodata. This is fully summarized in the recently published Global Palaeoenvironmental Data Workshop Report (95-2). The growing significance of this type of activity is evidenced by the steep increase in consultation and use of the data currently in the public domain and accessible electronically, and by the growing importance
of such data for model validation and intercomparison.

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Oldfield, Frank. Past Global Changes (PAGES) Status Report and Implementation Plan, text, 1998; Stockholm, Sweden. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc12002/: accessed April 30, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .