Fossil & Surface Pollen Data

The NOAA Paleoclimatology Program distributes the product of various collaborative efforts to collect and organize pollen records from around the globe. These data include the pollen counts and related information, as well as several different derived data sets. Data archived here were last updated in February 2005. Data contributed since March 2005 are available from the Neotoma Paleoecology Database.

Years of Record

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Earth system components and main variables

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Key Figures

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Pollen-climate relationships for Ambrosia (Ragweed). [ Source: ] Many other pollen types are available.
Pollen-vegetation relationship relationships over North America for Ambrosia (Ragweed). Source:

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National Center for Atmospheric Research Staff (Eds). Last modified 14 Oct 2013. "The Climate Data Guide: Fossil & Surface Pollen Data ." Retrieved from

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