Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP): experimental design and boundary conditions (Experiment 1)

Alan Haywood, Harry Dowsett, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Mark Chandler, Aisling Dolan, Daniel Hill, Daniel Lunt, Marci Robinson, Nan Rosenbloom, Ulrich Salzmann, Linda Sohl

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Abstract

In 2008 the temporal focus of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project was expanded to include a model intercomparison for the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.29–2.97 million years ago). This project is referred to as PlioMIP (Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project). Two experiments have been agreed upon and comprise phase 1 of PlioMIP. The first (Experiment 1) will be performed with atmosphere-only climate models. The second (Experiment 2) will utilise fully coupled ocean-atmosphere climate models. The aim of this paper is to provide a detailed model intercomparison project description which documents the experimental design in a more detailed way than has previously been done in the literature. Specifically, this paper describes the experimental design and boundary conditions that will be utilised for Experiment 1 of PlioMIP.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)227-242
JournalGeoscientific Model Development
Volume3
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

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