Articles | Volume 9, issue 2
Model description paper
17 Feb 2016
Model description paper |  | 17 Feb 2016

Glacial–interglacial changes in H218O, HDO and deuterium excess – results from the fully coupled ECHAM5/MPI-OM Earth system model

M. Werner, B. Haese, X. Xu, X. Zhang, M. Butzin, and G. Lohmann

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This paper presents the first results of a new isotope-enabled GCM set-up, based on the ECHAM5/MPI-OM fully coupled atmosphere-ocean model. Results of two equilibrium simulations under pre-industrial and Last Glacial Maximum conditions reveal a good to very good agreement with many delta O-18 and delta D observational records, and a remarkable improvement for the modelling of the deuterium excess signal in Antarctic ice cores.