Articles | Volume 13, issue 12
Research article
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29 Nov 2017
Research article | Highlight paper |  | 29 Nov 2017

Simulation of climate, ice sheets and CO2 evolution during the last four glacial cycles with an Earth system model of intermediate complexity

Andrey Ganopolski and Victor Brovkin


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (11 Aug 2017) by André Paul
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (09 Oct 2017) by André Paul
Short summary
Ice cores reveal that atmospheric CO2 concentration varied synchronously with the global ice volume. Explaining the mechanism of glacial–interglacial variations of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the link between CO2 and ice sheets evolution still remains a challenge. Here using the Earth system model of intermediate complexity we performed for the first time simulations of co-evolution of climate, ice sheets and carbon cycle using the astronomical forcing as the only external forcing.