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Concerns of assuming linearity in the reconstruction of thermal maxima

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Fig. 1: SAT method lacks skill in reconstructing simulated Holocene annual temperature.
Fig. 2: SAT method mutes thermal maxima.

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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme Starting Grant SPACE (grant agreement number 716092). F.H. is supported by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education with funding from the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation. We thank R. Hebert for discussions.

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All authors collaborated on the design of the study, the interpretation of the results and writing the manuscript. T.L. led the study and performed the evaluation of the SAT method on the model simulations.

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Laepple, T., Shakun, J., He, F. et al. Concerns of assuming linearity in the reconstruction of thermal maxima. Nature 607, E12–E14 (2022).

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