Pliocene Model Intercomparison (PlioMIP) Phase 2: scientific objectives and experimental design

Alan Haywood, Harry Dowsett, Aisling Dolan, David Rowley, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Mark Chandler, Stephen Hunter, Daniel Lunt, Matthew Pound, Ulrich Salzmann

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Abstract

The Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP) is a co-ordinated international climate modelling initiative to study and understand climate and environments of the Late Pliocene, and their potential relevance in the context of future climate change. PlioMIP operates under the umbrella of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP), which examines multiple intervals in Earth history, the consistency of model predictions in simulating these intervals and their ability to reproduce climate signals preserved in geological climate archives. This paper provides a thorough model intercomparison project description, and documents the experimental design in a detailed way. Specifically, this paper describes the experimental design and boundary conditions that will be utilised for the experiments in Phase 2 of PlioMIP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4003-4038
JournalClimate of the Past Discussions
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 27 Jul 2015

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