Articles | Volume 13, issue 7
Clim. Past, 13, 919–942, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-919-2017

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

Clim. Past, 13, 919–942, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-919-2017

Research article 19 Jul 2017

Research article | 19 Jul 2017

Regional and global climate for the mid-Pliocene using the University of Toronto version of CCSM4 and PlioMIP2 boundary conditions

Deepak Chandan and W. Richard Peltier

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This paper discusses the climate of the mid-Pliocene warm period (~ 3.3–3 Mya) obtained using coupled climate simulations at CMIP5 resolution with the CCSM4 model and the boundary conditions (BCs) prescribed for the PlioMIP2 program. It is found that climate simulations performed with these BCs capture the warming patterns inferred from proxy data much better than what was possible with the BCs for the original PlioMIP program.