Articles | Volume 12, issue 12
Clim. Past, 12, 2271–2295, 2016
Clim. Past, 12, 2271–2295, 2016

Research article 22 Dec 2016

Research article | 22 Dec 2016

The simulated climate of the Last Glacial Maximum and insights into the global marine carbon cycle

Pearse J. Buchanan et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (03 Nov 2016) by Arne Winguth
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ED: Publish as is (27 Nov 2016) by Arne Winguth
Short summary
We quantify the contributions of physical and biogeochemical changes in the ocean to enhancing ocean carbon storage at the Last Glacial Maximum. We find that simulated circulation and surface conditions cannot explain changes in carbon storage or other major biogeochemical fields that existed during the glacial climate. Key modifications to the functioning of the biological pump are therefore required to explain the glacial climate and improve model–proxy agreement for all fields.