Articles | Volume 12, issue 8
Research article
08 Aug 2016
Research article |  | 08 Aug 2016

Sensitivity of Pliocene climate simulations in MRI-CGCM2.3 to respective boundary conditions

Youichi Kamae, Kohei Yoshida, and Hiroaki Ueda


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (06 Jul 2016) by Alan Haywood
AR by Youichi Kamae on behalf of the Authors (13 Jul 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish as is (19 Jul 2016) by Alan Haywood
Short summary
Climate model simulations conducted in previous studies tended to underestimate the late-Pliocene higher-latitude warming suggested by proxy evidences. We explore how prescribed trace gases, ice sheets, vegetation, lakes and orography affect the Pliocene climate simulation based on a protocol of the PlioMIP Phase 2. The revised boundary forcing data lead to amplified higher-latitude warming that is qualitatively consistent with the paleoenvironment reconstructions.