Articles | Volume 13, issue 11
Clim. Past, 13, 1661–1684, 2017

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Clim. Past, 13, 1661–1684, 2017

Research article 24 Nov 2017

Research article | 24 Nov 2017

Evaluation of PMIP2 and PMIP3 simulations of mid-Holocene climate in the Indo-Pacific, Australasian and Southern Ocean regions

Duncan Ackerley et al.

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Abram, N., McGregor, H., Gagan, M., Hantoro, W., and Suwargadi, B.: Oscillations in the southern extent of the Indo-Pacific warm pool during the mid-Holocene, Quaternary Sci. Rev., 28, 2794–2803, 2009.
Ackerley, D., Lorrey, A., Renwick, J. A., Phipps, S. J., Wagner, S., Dean, S., Singarayer, J., Valdes, P., Abe-Ouchi, A., Ohgaito, R., and Jones, J. M.: Using synoptic type analysis to understand New Zealand climate during the Mid-Holocene, Clim. Past, 7, 1189–1207,, 2011.
Ackerley, D., Dean, S., Sood, A., and Mullan, A. B.: Regional climate modelling in New Zealand: Comparison to gridded and Satellite observations, Weather and Climate, 32, 3–22, 2012.
Ackerley, D., Lorrey, A., Renwick, J., Phipps, S. J., Wagner, S., and Fowler, A.: High-resolution modelling of mid-Holocene New Zealand climate at 6000 yr BP, Holocene, 23, 1272–1285, 2013.
Ackerley, D., Reeves, J., and Harvey, C.: Palaeoarchive database for the SHAPE 6 ky and OZ-INTIMATE compilations, Federation University Australia, PANGAEA,, 2017.
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A selection of climate models have been used to simulate both pre-industrial (1750 CE) and mid-Holocene (6000 years ago) conditions. This study presents an assessment of the temperature, rainfall and flow over Australasia from those climate models. The model data are compared with available proxy data reconstructions (e.g. tree rings) for 6000 years ago to identify whether the models are reliable. Places where there is both agreement and conflict are highlighted and investigated further.