Articles | Volume 17, issue 1
Clim. Past, 17, 529–543, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-529-2021

Special issue: PlioMIP Phase 2: experimental design, implementation and scientific...

Clim. Past, 17, 529–543, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-17-529-2021

Research article 25 Feb 2021

Research article | 25 Feb 2021

Mid-Pliocene Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation simulated in PlioMIP2

Zhongshi Zhang et al.

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The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) is an important topic in the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project. Previous studies have suggested a much stronger AMOC during the Pliocene than today. However, our current multi-model intercomparison shows large model spreads and model–data discrepancies, which can not support the previous hypothesis. Our study shows good consistency with future projections of the AMOC.