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Volume 12, issue 12
Clim. Past, 12, 2195–2213, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
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Clim. Past, 12, 2195–2213, 2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 15 Dec 2016

Research article | 15 Dec 2016

Last Interglacial climate and sea-level evolution from a coupled ice sheet–climate model

Heiko Goelzer et al.

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We simulate the climate, ice sheet, and sea-level evolution during the Last Interglacial (~ 130 to 115 kyr BP), the most recent warm period in Earth’s history. Our Earth system model includes components representing the atmosphere, the ocean and sea ice, the terrestrial biosphere, and the Greenland and Antarctic ice sheets. Our simulation is in good agreement with available data reconstructions and gives important insights into the dominant mechanisms that caused ice sheet changes in the past.
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