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

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

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.

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© Springer 2004

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pascale Braconnot
    • 1
  • Sandy P. Harrison
    • 2
  • Sylvie Joussaume
    • 1
  • Chris D. Hewitt
    • 3
  • Akio Kitoch
    • 4
  • John E. Kutzbach
    • 5
  • Zhengyu Liu
    • 5
  • Bette Otto-Bliesner
    • 6
  • Jozef Syktus
    • 7
  • S. L. Weber
    • 8
  1. 1.Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l' EnvironnementUMR CEA-CNRS 1572France
  2. 2.Department of geographyBristol UniversityUK
  3. 3.Hadley Centre for Climate Prediction and ResearchMet OfficeExceterUK
  4. 4.Climate Research DepartmentMeteorological Research InstituteTsukubaJapan
  5. 5.Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic SciencesUniversity of Wisconsin - MadisonMadisonUSA
  6. 6.Climate Change ResearchNational Center for Atmospheric ResearchBoulderUSA
  7. 7.CSIRO Division of Atmospheric ResearchAspendaleAustralia
  8. 8.Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute KNMINetherlands

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