Articles | Volume 15, issue 11
Model experiment description paper
10 Jun 2022
Model experiment description paper |  | 10 Jun 2022

Transient climate simulations of the Holocene (version 1) – experimental design and boundary conditions

Zhiping Tian, Dabang Jiang, Ran Zhang, and Baohuang Su

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We present an experimental design for a new set of transient experiments for the Holocene from 11.5 ka to the preindustrial period (1850) with a relatively high-resolution Earth system model. Model boundary conditions include time-varying full and single forcing of orbital parameters, greenhouse gases, and ice sheets. The simulations will help to study the mean climate trend and abrupt climate changes through the Holocene in response to both full and single external forcings.