Articles | Volume 17, issue 2
Clim. Past, 17, 805–824, 2021

Special issue: Paleoclimate data synthesis and analysis of associated uncertainty...

Clim. Past, 17, 805–824, 2021

Research article 08 Apr 2021

Research article | 08 Apr 2021

A global climatology of the ocean surface during the Last Glacial Maximum mapped on a regular grid (GLOMAP)

André Paul et al.

Data sets

Glacial Ocean Map (GLOMAP) André Paul, Stefan Mulitza, Ruediger Stein, and Martin Werner

Short summary
Maps and fields of near-sea-surface temperature differences between the past and present can be used to visualize and quantify climate changes and perform simulations with climate models. We used a statistical method to map sparse and scattered data for the Last Glacial Maximum time period (23 000 to 19 000 years before present) to a regular grid. The estimated global and tropical cooling would imply an equilibrium climate sensitivity in the lower to middle part of the currently accepted range.