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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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Clim. Past, 16, 699–712, 2020
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A new multivariable benchmark for Last Glacial Maximum climate simulations

Sean F. Cleator et al.

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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.
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