Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Clim. Past, 16, 1411–1428, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1411-2020
Clim. Past, 16, 1411–1428, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1411-2020

Research article 05 Aug 2020

Research article | 05 Aug 2020

Comparison of observed borehole temperatures in Antarctica with simulations using a forward model driven by climate model outputs covering the past millennium

Zhiqiang Lyu et al.

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Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison PCMDI https://esgf-node.llnl.gov/search/cmip5/

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This paper uses two different ways to perform model–data comparisons for the borehole temperature in Antarctica. The results suggest most models generally reproduce the long-term cooling in West Antarctica from 1000 to 1600 CE and the recent 50 years of warming in West Antarctica and Antarctic Peninsula. However, The 19th-century cooling in the Antarctic Peninsula (−0.94 °C) is not reproduced by any of the models, which tend to show warming instead.