Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2311–2332, 2020

Special issue: Paleoclimate data synthesis and analysis of associated uncertainty...

Earth Syst. Sci. Data, 12, 2311–2332, 2020

Data description paper 25 Sep 2020

Data description paper | 25 Sep 2020

VARDA (VARved sediments DAtabase) – providing and connecting proxy data from annually laminated lake sediments

Arne Ramisch et al.

Data sets

Data inventory of the varve database (VARDA): Sediment profiles, chronologies, radiocarbon dates, tephra layers and varve thickness data. Ramisch, Arne; Brauser, Alexander; Dorn, Mario; Brauer, Achim; Blanchet, Cecile; Brademann, Brian; Köppl, Matthias; Mingram, Jens; Neugebauer, Ina; Nowaczyk, Norbert; Ott, Florian; Pinkerneil, Sylvia; Plessen, Birgit; Schwab, Markus; Tjallingii, Rik

Short summary
Annually laminated lake sediments (varves) record past climate change at seasonal resolution. The VARved sediments DAtabase (VARDA) is created to utilize the full potential of varves for climate reconstructions. VARDA offers free access to a compilation and synchronization of standardized climate-proxy data, with applications ranging from reconstructing regional patterns of past climate change to validating simulations of climate models. VARDA is freely accessible at