Articles | Volume 15, issue 6
Clim. Past, 15, 1913–1937, 2019

Special issue: Paleoclimate data synthesis and analysis of associated uncertainty...

Clim. Past, 15, 1913–1937, 2019

Research article 14 Nov 2019

Research article | 14 Nov 2019

Water isotopes – climate relationships for the mid-Holocene and preindustrial period simulated with an isotope-enabled version of MPI-ESM

Alexandre Cauquoin et al.

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Short summary
We present here the first model results of a newly developed isotope-enhanced version of the Earth system model MPI-ESM. Our model setup has a finer spatial resolution compared to other isotope-enabled fully coupled models. We evaluate the model for preindustrial and mid-Holocene climate conditions. Our analyses show a good to very good agreement with various isotopic data. The spatial and temporal links between isotopes and climate variables under warm climatic conditions are also analyzed.