Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Clim. Past, 15, 1557–1579, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1557-2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1557–1579, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-1557-2019
Research article
09 Aug 2019
Research article | 09 Aug 2019

Evaluating model outputs using integrated global speleothem records of climate change since the last glacial

Laia Comas-Bru et al.

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We use an updated version of the Speleothem Isotopes Synthesis and Analysis (SISAL) database and palaeoclimate simulations generated using the ECHAM5-wiso isotope-enabled climate model to provide a protocol for using speleothem isotopic data for model evaluation, including screening the observations and the optimum period for the modern observational baseline. We also illustrate techniques through which the absolute isotopic values during any time period could be used for model evaluation.