Evaluation of PMIP coupled ocean-atmosphere simulations of the Mid-Holocene

Pascale Braconnot, Sandy P. Harrison, Sylvie Joussaume, Chris D. Hewitt, Akio Kitoh, John .E Kutzbach, Zhengyu Liu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Jozef Skytus, S.L Weber

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Abstract

In this paper, we will present preliminary results from the working group on coupled experiments. We first describe the boundary conditions and the models (section 2) and some aspects of the simulated mid-Holocene changes (section 3) as shown by both the basic PMIP experiments and the coupled OAGCM experiments. In sections 4 and 5, we present the data-sets and the methodology used for the model-data comparisons. We then focus on the evaluation of the coupled simulations over Northern Africa (section 6) and compare them with the basic PMIPAGCMsimulations. Finally we discuss the implications of these results for the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPast climate variability through Europe and Africa
Place of PublicationDordrecht, The Netherlands
PublisherSpringer, Springer Nature
Pages515-533
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9781402021206
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameDevelopments in paleoenvironmental research
PublisherSpringer

Keywords

  • climate change
  • model
  • proxy data
  • biomes
  • atmosphere
  • ocean
  • land-surface
  • monsoon

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