Articles | Volume 17, issue 3
Clim. Past, 17, 1091–1117, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1091-2021

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Clim. Past, 17, 1091–1117, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-1091-2021
Research article
26 May 2021
Research article | 26 May 2021

Impact of dust in PMIP-CMIP6 mid-Holocene simulations with the IPSL model

Pascale Braconnot et al.

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We investigate how mid-Holocene dust reduction affects the Earth’s energetics from a suite of climate simulations. Our analyses confirm the peculiar role of the dust radiative effect over bright surfaces such as African deserts. We highlight a strong dependence on the dust pattern. The relative dust forcing between West Africa and the Middle East impacts the relative response of Indian and African monsoons and between the western tropical Atlantic and the Atlantic meridional circulation.