Modern pollen data for climate reconstructions, version 1 (SMPDS)



The dataset contains percentage counts for the 247 most important European pollen taxa from individual modern samples from Europe and northern Eurasia, and supporting metadata about each sample. The dataset has been specifically designed for use for quantitative climate reconstructions. Version 3 is currently under construction.

Link to dataset:


  • Wei, D., González-Sampériz, P., Gil-Romera, G., Harrison, S. P., and Prentice, I. C., (in review, 2019). Climate changes in interior semi-arid Spain from the last interglacial to the late Holocene, Clim. Past Discuss.,