Articles | Volume 15, issue 4
Clim. Past, 15, 1603–1619, 2019
Clim. Past, 15, 1603–1619, 2019

Research article 15 Aug 2019

Research article | 15 Aug 2019

Modelling ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 during the Late Pliocene

Constantijn J. Berends et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (24 Jun 2019) by Ran Feng
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ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (17 Jul 2019) by Ran Feng
Short summary
The Late Pliocene, 3.65–2.75 million years ago, is the most recent period in Earth's history that was warmer than the present. This makes it interesting for climatological research, because it provides a possible analogue for the near future. We used a coupled ice-sheet–climate model to simulate the behaviour of these systems during this period. We show that the warmest moment saw a sea-level rise of 8–14 m, with a CO2 concentration of 320–400 ppmv.