Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3979–4003, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3979-2017

Special issue: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project phase 4 (PMIP4)...

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 3979–4003, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-3979-2017

Model experiment description paper 07 Nov 2017

Model experiment description paper | 07 Nov 2017

The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 – Part 2: Two interglacials, scientific objective and experimental design for Holocene and Last Interglacial simulations

Bette L. Otto-Bliesner et al.

Data sets

Forcing and boundary condition data sets PMIP4 repository https://pmip4.lsce.ipsl.fr/doku.php/exp_design:index

Short summary
The PMIP4 and CMIP6 mid-Holocene and Last Interglacial simulations provide an opportunity to examine the impact of two different changes in insolation forcing on climate at times when other forcings were relatively similar to present. This will allow exploration of the role of feedbacks relevant to future projections. Evaluating these simulations using paleoenvironmental data will provide direct out-of-sample tests of the reliability of state-of-the-art models to simulate climate changes.