Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1065–1089, 2021

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

Clim. Past, 17, 1065–1089, 2021

Research article 20 May 2021

Research article | 20 May 2021

The PMIP4 Last Glacial Maximum experiments: preliminary results and comparison with the PMIP3 simulations

Masa Kageyama et al.


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ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by editor) (17 Nov 2020) by Julien Emile-Geay
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ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (29 Dec 2020) by Julien Emile-Geay
RR by Anonymous Referee #1 (31 Jan 2021)
ED: Publish as is (31 Jan 2021) by Julien Emile-Geay
Short summary
The Last Glacial Maximum (LGM; ~21 000 years ago) is a major focus for evaluating how well climate models simulate climate changes as large as those expected in the future. Here, we compare the latest climate model (CMIP6-PMIP4) to the previous one (CMIP5-PMIP3) and to reconstructions. Large-scale climate features (e.g. land–sea contrast, polar amplification) are well captured by all models, while regional changes (e.g. winter extratropical cooling, precipitations) are still poorly represented.