Welcome to the pages of the CARATE and QUANOMAL projects

CARATE was a 4-year research initiative between the Laboratory of Chronology at the Finnish Museum of Natural History LUOMUS, and the Finnish Forest Research Institute METLA* started in late 2011, funded by the Academy of Finland. Since then the research has been continued as the QUANOMAL-project supported by the same funding organisation. These projects’ main goals include the production of
new climatic, palaeoclimatic, and plant physiological records at high temporal resolution by the synthesis of annually/decadally resolved tree-ring archives of growth-rates, and cellulose δ13C values from high-latitude continental Europe.

These pages present the objectives, rationale and progress of the project, the people involved and, importantly, serve as a means to provide easy access to the accumulating results and data produced by the project for all interested parties.

*As of Jan 1 2015, the Finnish Forest Research Institute (METLA) became part of the Natural Resources Institute Finland (LUKE), where the tree-ring projects continued to run.