Articles | Volume 14, issue 11
Clim. Past, 14, 1565–1581, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1565-2018

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

Clim. Past, 14, 1565–1581, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-14-1565-2018

Research article 01 Nov 2018

Research article | 01 Nov 2018

Effect of high dust amount on surface temperature during the Last Glacial Maximum: a modelling study using MIROC-ESM

Rumi Ohgaito et al.

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The behaviour of dust in terms of climate can be investigated using past climate. The Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; 21000 years before present) is known to be dustier. We investigated the impact of plausible dust distribution on the climate of the LGM using an Earth system model and found that the higher dust load results in less cooling over the polar regions. The main finding is that radiative perturbation by the high dust loading does not necessarily cool the surface surrounding Antarctica.