Articles | Volume 9, issue 11
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3859–3873, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3859-2016
Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3859–3873, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/gmd-9-3859-2016

Methods for assessment of models 01 Nov 2016

Methods for assessment of models | 01 Nov 2016

Transient simulations of the present and the last interglacial climate using the Community Climate System Model version 3: effects of orbital acceleration

Vidya Varma et al.

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AR by Vidya Varma on behalf of the Authors (28 Apr 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (10 May 2016) by Didier Roche
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (16 May 2016)
RR by Oliver Elison Timm (27 May 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (30 May 2016) by Didier Roche
AR by Vidya Varma on behalf of the Authors (23 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (24 Aug 2016) by Didier Roche
AR by Vidya Varma on behalf of the Authors (02 Oct 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (05 Oct 2016) by Didier Roche
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Short summary
We compare the results from simulations of the present and the last interglacial, with and without acceleration of the orbital forcing, using a comprehensive coupled climate model. In low latitudes, the simulation of long-term variations in interglacial surface climate is not significantly affected by the use of the acceleration technique and hence model–data comparison of surface variables is therefore not hampered but major repercussions of the orbital forcing are obvious below thermocline.