Articles | Volume 11, issue 3
Clim. Past, 11, 369–381, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-369-2015
Clim. Past, 11, 369–381, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-11-369-2015

Research article 05 Mar 2015

Research article | 05 Mar 2015

Ice sheet model dependency of the simulated Greenland Ice Sheet in the mid-Pliocene

S. J. Koenig et al.

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The paper assess the Greenland Ice Sheet’s sensitivity to a warm period in the past, a time when atmospheric CO2 concentrations were comparable to current levels. We quantify ice sheet volume and locations in Greenland and find that the ice sheets are less sensitive to differences in ice sheet model configurations than to changes in imposed climate forcing. We conclude that Pliocene ice was most likely to be limited to highest elevations in eastern and southern Greenland.