Articles | Volume 12, issue 1
Clim. Past, 12, 151–170, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 151–170, 2016

Research article 29 Jan 2016

Research article | 29 Jan 2016

The effect of a dynamic soil scheme on the climate of the mid-Holocene and the Last Glacial Maximum

M. Stärz et al.

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In order to account for coupled climate-soil processes, we developed a soil scheme which is asynchronously coupled to an earth system model. We tested the scheme and found additional warming for a relatively warm climate (mid-Holocene), and extra cooling for a colder (Last Glacial Maximum) than preindustrial climate. These findings indicate a relatively strong positive soil feedback to climate, which may help to reduce model-data discrepancies for the climate of the geological past.