Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Clim. Past, 11, 1271–1295, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1271-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 1271–1295, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-1271-2015

Research article 01 Oct 2015

Research article | 01 Oct 2015

Orbital control on late Miocene climate and the North African monsoon: insight from an ensemble of sub-precessional simulations

A. Marzocchi et al.

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This paper investigates the climatic response to orbital forcing through the analysis of an ensemble of simulations covering a late Miocene precession cycle. Including orbital variability in our model–data comparison reduces the mismatch between the proxy record and model output. Our results indicate that ignoring orbital variability could lead to miscorrelations in proxy reconstructions. The North African summer monsoon's sensitivity is high to orbits, moderate to paleogeography and low to CO2.