Articles | Volume 16, issue 4
Clim. Past, 16, 1429–1450, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1429-2020

Special issue: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project phase 4 (PMIP4)...

Clim. Past, 16, 1429–1450, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1429-2020
Research article
06 Aug 2020
Research article | 06 Aug 2020

CMIP6/PMIP4 simulations of the mid-Holocene and Last Interglacial using HadGEM3: comparison to the pre-industrial era, previous model versions and proxy data

Charles J. R. Williams et al.

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Computer simulations of the geological past are an important tool to improve our understanding of climate change. We present results from two simulations using the latest version of the UK's climate model, the mid-Holocene (6000 years ago) and Last Interglacial (127 000 years ago). The simulations reproduce temperatures consistent with the pattern of incoming radiation. Model–data comparisons indicate that some regions (and some seasons) produce better matches to the data than others.