Articles | Volume 12, issue 6
Clim. Past, 12, 1313–1338, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1313-2016
Clim. Past, 12, 1313–1338, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1313-2016

Research article 08 Jun 2016

Research article | 08 Jun 2016

Greenland Ice Sheet influence on Last Interglacial climate: global sensitivity studies performed with an atmosphere–ocean general circulation model

Madlene Pfeiffer and Gerrit Lohmann

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AR by Madlene Pfeiffer on behalf of the Authors (16 Oct 2015)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Nov 2015) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (03 Nov 2015) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
RR by Emilie Capron (15 Dec 2015)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (22 Jan 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
AR by Madlene Pfeiffer on behalf of the Authors (08 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (04 Apr 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
AR by Madlene Pfeiffer on behalf of the Authors (14 Apr 2016)  Author's response
ED: Publish as is (02 May 2016) by Valérie Masson-Delmotte
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Short summary
The Last Interglacial was warmer, with a reduced Greenland Ice Sheet (GIS), compared to the late Holocene. We analyse – through climate model simulations – the impact of a reduced GIS on the global surface air temperature and find a relatively strong warming especially in the Northern Hemisphere. These results are then compared to temperature reconstructions, indicating good agreement with respect to the pattern. However, the simulated temperatures underestimate the proxy-based temperatures.