Articles | Volume 14, issue 2
Model experiment description paper
26 Feb 2021
Model experiment description paper |  | 26 Feb 2021

Simulating the mid-Holocene, last interglacial and mid-Pliocene climate with EC-Earth3-LR

Qiong Zhang, Ellen Berntell, Josefine Axelsson, Jie Chen, Zixuan Han, Wesley de Nooijer, Zhengyao Lu, Qiang Li, Qiang Zhang, Klaus Wyser, and Shuting Yang

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Paleoclimate modelling has long been regarded as a strong out-of-sample test bed of the climate models that are used for the projection of future climate changes. Here, we document the model experimental setups for the three past warm periods with EC-Earth3-LR and present the results on the large-scale features. The simulations demonstrate good performance of the model in capturing the climate response under different climate forcings.