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CP | Articles | Volume 16, issue 2
Clim. Past, 16, 699–712, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-699-2020
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Special issue: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project phase 4 (PMIP4)...

Clim. Past, 16, 699–712, 2020
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-16-699-2020
© Author(s) 2020. This work is distributed under
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Research article 06 Apr 2020

Research article | 06 Apr 2020

A new multivariable benchmark for Last Glacial Maximum climate simulations

Sean F. Cleator et al.

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Make spatially coherent gridded maps of the palaeoclimate by combining site-based pollen reconstructions and climate model outputs using a conditioned 3D variational data assimilation method S. Cleator, S. P. Harrison, N. Nicholson, I. C. Prentice, and I. Roulstone https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3719332

A new multi-variable benchmark for Last Glacial Maximum climate simulations S. Cleator, S. P. Harrison, N. Nicholson, I. C. Prentice, and I. Roulstone https://doi.org/10.17864/1947.244

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We present geographically explicit reconstructions of seasonal temperature and annual moisture variables at the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), 21 000 years ago. The reconstructions use existing site-based estimates of climate, interpolated in space and time in a physically consistent way using climate model simulations. The reconstructions give a much better picture of the LGM climate and will provide a robust evaluation of how well state-of-the-art climate models simulate large climate changes.
We present geographically explicit reconstructions of seasonal temperature and annual moisture...
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