Articles | Volume 10, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4035–4055, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4035-2017

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

Geosci. Model Dev., 10, 4035–4055, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-10-4035-2017

Model experiment description paper 07 Nov 2017

Model experiment description paper | 07 Nov 2017

The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 – Part 4: Scientific objectives and experimental design of the PMIP4-CMIP6 Last Glacial Maximum experiments and PMIP4 sensitivity experiments

Masa Kageyama 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 Last Glacial Maximum (LGM, 21000 years ago) is an interval when global ice volume was at a maximum, eustatic sea level close to a minimum, greenhouse gas concentrations were lower, atmospheric aerosol loadings were higher than today, and vegetation and land-surface characteristics were different from today. This paper describes the implementation of the LGM numerical experiment for the PMIP4-CMIP6 modelling intercomparison projects and the associated sensitivity experiments.