Articles | Volume 15, issue 3
Clim. Past, 15, 997–1024, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-997-2019
Clim. Past, 15, 997–1024, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-15-997-2019

Research article 13 Jun 2019

Research article | 13 Jun 2019

Strengths and challenges for transient Mid- to Late Holocene simulations with dynamical vegetation

Pascale Braconnot et al.

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ED: Reconsider after major revisions (29 Jan 2019) by Martin Claussen
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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (15 Apr 2019) by Martin Claussen
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ED: Publish as is (17 May 2019) by Martin Claussen
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This study discusses a simulation of the last 6000 years realized with a climate model in which the vegetation and carbon cycle are fully interactive. The long-term southward shift in Northern Hemisphere tree line and Afro-Asian monsoon rain are reproduced. The results show substantial change in tree composition with time over Eurasia and the role of trace gases in the recent past. They highlight the limitations due to model setup and multiple preindustrial vegetation states.