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Large-scale features of Pliocene climate: results from the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project

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Alan M. Haywood, Daniel J. Hill, Aisling Dolan, B. L. Otto-Bliesner, Fran Bragg, Wing-Le Chan, Mark Chandler, Camille Contoux, Harry J Dowsett, Anne Jost, Youichi Kamae, Gerrit Lohmann, Dan Lunt, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Steven Pickering, Gilles Ramstein, Nan Rosenbloom, Ulrich Salzmann, Linda Sohl, Christian Stepanek, Hiroki Ueda, Q. Yan, and Zhongshi Zhang, 2013, Large-scale features of Pliocene climate: results from the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project: Clim. Past, v. 9, no. 1, p. 191-209.

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Abstract. Climate and environments of the mid-Pliocene warm period (3.264 to 3.025 Ma) have been extensively studied. Whilst numerical models have shed light on the nature of climate at the time, uncertainties in their predictions have not been systematically examined. The Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project quantifies uncertainties in model outputs through a coordinated multi-model and multi-model/data intercomparison. Whilst commonalities in model outputs for the Pliocene are clearly evident, we show substantial variation in the sensitivity of models to the implementation of Pliocene boundary conditions. Models appear able to reproduce many regional changes in temperature reconstructed from geological proxies. However, data/model [...]

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/term/528e9a2ce4b05d51c7038afe 10.5194/cp-9-191-2013

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noteHaywood, A.M., Hill, D.J., Dolan, A., Otto-Bliesner, B.L., Bragg, F., Chan, W.L., Chandler, M., Contoux, C., Dowsett, H.J., Jost, A., Kamae, Y., Lohmann, G., Lunt, D., Abe-Ouchi, A., Pickering, S., Ramstein, G., Rosenbloom, N., Salzmann, U., Sohl, L., Stepanek, C., Ueda, H., Yan, Q., and Zhang, Z. (2013). Large-scale features of Pliocene climate: results from the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project. Clim. Past, 9(1), 191-209. doi: 10.5194/cp-9-191-2013
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