Articles | Volume 16, issue 5
Research article
01 Oct 2020
Research article |  | 01 Oct 2020

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

Chris M. Brierley, Anni Zhao, Sandy P. Harrison, Pascale Braconnot, Charles J. R. Williams, David J. R. Thornalley, Xiaoxu Shi, Jean-Yves Peterschmitt, Rumi Ohgaito, Darrell S. Kaufman, Masa Kageyama, Julia C. Hargreaves, Michael P. Erb, Julien Emile-Geay, Roberta D'Agostino, Deepak Chandan, Matthieu Carré, Partrick J. Bartlein, Weipeng Zheng, Zhongshi Zhang, Qiong Zhang, Hu Yang, Evgeny M. Volodin, Robert A. Tomas, Cody Routson, W. Richard Peltier, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Polina A. Morozova, Nicholas P. McKay, Gerrit Lohmann, Allegra N. Legrande, Chuncheng Guo, Jian Cao, Esther Brady, James D. Annan, and Ayako Abe-Ouchi

Data sets

NOAA/WDS Paleoclimatology - Temperature 12k Database D. S. Kaufman, N. P. McKay, and C. Routson

NOAA-CIRES Twentieth Century Reanalysis (V2c) G. Compo, J. Whitaker, and P. Sardeshmukh

CPC Merged Analysis of Precipitation (CMAP) P. Xie

GPCP Version 2.3 Combined Precipitation Data Set J.-J. Wang

Global - Monthly temperature ensemble 1850 to 2016 M. Iylas

Temperature T. Osborn, P. Jones, and M. Salmon

Model code and software

PMIP4-midHolocene C. Brierley and A. Zhao

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.