PRECIP is a NERC-funded collaboration between the Universities of Southampton, Aberdeen Swansea and Exeter, led by Dr. Paul Hughes. The overall aim of the PRECIP project is to exploit the close coupling between raised bogs and the atmosphere to reconstruct the spatial-temporal pattern of moisture balance changes associated with past variability in the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current on the eastern seaboard of North America.

With sites in Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and Maine, these Holocene reconstructions will be gen- erated at (multi-) decadal to millennial time-scales and will be used to test a set of hypotheses concerning the relationships between ocean thermohaline variability, atmospheric circulation, and terrestrially-based palaeoclimate responses.