Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Clim. Past, 17, 361–377, 2021

Special issue: Oldest Ice: finding and interpreting climate proxies in ice...

Clim. Past, 17, 361–377, 2021

Research article 01 Feb 2021

Research article | 01 Feb 2021

Reconstructing the evolution of ice sheets, sea level, and atmospheric CO2 during the past 3.6 million years

Constantijn J. Berends et al.

Data sets

Berends_etal_2020_CP_supplement Constantijn Berends, Bas de Boer, Roderik van de Wal

Model code and software

Berends\_etal\_2018\_GMD\_code C. Berends, B. de Boer, and R. van de Wal

Short summary
For the past 2.6 million years, the Earth has experienced glacial cycles, where vast ice sheets periodically grew to cover large parts of North America and Eurasia. In the earlier part of this period, this happened every 40 000 years. This value changed 1.2 million years ago to 100 000 years: the Mid-Pleistocene Transition. We investigate this interesting period using an ice-sheet model, studying the interactions between ice sheets and the global climate.