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

By A.M. Haywood, H.J. Dowsett, B. Otto-Bliesner, M.A. Chandler, A.M. Dolan, D.J. Hill, D.J. Lunt, M.M. Robinson, N. Rosenbloom, U. Salzmann and L.E. Sohl


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\ud utilised for Experiment 1 of PlioMIP

Topics: Marine Sciences, Meteorology and Climatology, Glaciology, Earth Sciences
Publisher: European Geosciences Union
Year: 2010
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