We present the data assimilation approach, which provides a framework for combining observations and
model simulations of the climate system, and has led to a new field of applications for paleoclimatology. The
three subsequent articles explore specific applications in more detail.
G Hakim, J Annan, S Bronniman, M Crucifix, T Edwards, H Goosse, A Paul, G van der Schrier, M Widmann. Overview of data assimilation methods
published, Pages Newsletter, 2013, 21