Articles | Volume 16, issue 6
Clim. Past, 16, 2275–2323, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2275-2020

Special issue: PlioMIP Phase 2: experimental design, implementation and scientific...

Clim. Past, 16, 2275–2323, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-2275-2020

Research article 20 Nov 2020

Research article | 20 Nov 2020

Contribution of the coupled atmosphere–ocean–sea ice–vegetation model COSMOS to the PlioMIP2

Christian Stepanek et al.

Data sets

Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project, Phase 2 H. Dowsett https://geology.er.usgs.gov/egpsc/prism/7_pliomip2.html

Short summary
Future climate is expected to be warmer than today. We study climate based on simulations of the mid-Pliocene (about 3 million years ago), which was a time of elevated temperatures, and discuss implications for the future. Our results are provided towards a comparison to both proxy evidence and output of other climate models. We simulate a mid-Pliocene climate that is both warmer and wetter than today. Some climate characteristics can be more directly transferred to the near future than others.