Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Clim. Past, 16, 1847–1872, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1847-2020

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

Clim. Past, 16, 1847–1872, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-1847-2020

Research article 01 Oct 2020

Research article | 01 Oct 2020

Large-scale features and evaluation of the PMIP4-CMIP6 midHolocene simulations

Chris M. Brierley et al.

Data sets

NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Temperature 12k Database D. S. Kaufman, N. P. McKay, and C. Routson https://doi.org/10.25921/4ry2-g808

NOAA-CIRES Twentieth Century Reanalysis (V2c) G. Compo, J. Whitaker, and P. Sardeshmukh http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.20thC_ReanV2c.html

CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP) P. Xie https://psl.noaa.gov/data/gridded/data.cmap.html

GPCP Version 2.3 Combined Precipitation Data Set J.-J. Wang https://www.esrl.noaa.gov/psd/data/gridded/data.gpcp.html

Global - Monthly temperature ensemble 1850 to 2016 M. Iylas https://oasishub.co/dataset/global-monthly-temperature-ensemble-1850-to-2016

Temperature T. Osborn, P. Jones, and M. Salmon https://crudata.uea.ac.uk/cru/data/temperature/

Model code and software

PMIP4-midHolocene C. Brierley and A. Zhao https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4048333

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Short summary
This paper provides an initial exploration and comparison to climate reconstructions of the new climate model simulations of the mid-Holocene (6000 years ago). These use state-of-the-art models developed for CMIP6 and apply the same experimental set-up. The models capture several key aspects of the climate, but some persistent issues remain.