Articles | Volume 12, issue 3
Clim. Past, 12, 663–675, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-663-2016

Special issue: PlioMIP Phase 2: experimental design, implementation and scientific...

Special issue: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project phase 4 (PMIP4)...

Clim. Past, 12, 663–675, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-663-2016

Research article 16 Mar 2016

Research article | 16 Mar 2016

The Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP) Phase 2: scientific objectives and experimental design

Alan M. Haywood et al.

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Our paper presents the experimental design for the second phase of the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP). We outline the way in which climate models should be set up in order to study the Pliocene – a period of global warmth in Earth's history which is relevant for our understanding of future climate change. By conducting a model intercomparison we hope to understand the uncertainty associated with model predictions of a warmer climate.