Articles | Volume 18, issue 5
Research article
13 May 2022
Research article |  | 13 May 2022

Calendar effects on surface air temperature and precipitation based on model-ensemble equilibrium and transient simulations from PMIP4 and PACMEDY

Xiaoxu Shi, Martin Werner, Carolin Krug, Chris M. Brierley, Anni Zhao, Endurance Igbinosa, Pascale Braconnot, Esther Brady, Jian Cao, Roberta D'Agostino, Johann Jungclaus, Xingxing Liu, Bette Otto-Bliesner, Dmitry Sidorenko, Robert Tomas, Evgeny M. Volodin, Hu Yang, Qiong Zhang, Weipeng Zheng, and Gerrit Lohmann


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on cp-2021-163', Pepijn Bakker, 07 Dec 2021
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Xiaoxu Shi, 04 Feb 2022
  • RC2: 'Comment on cp-2021-163', Anonymous Referee #2, 04 Jan 2022
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Xiaoxu Shi, 04 Feb 2022
  • RC3: 'Comment on cp-2021-163', Anonymous Referee #3, 05 Jan 2022
    • AC3: 'Reply on RC3', Xiaoxu Shi, 04 Feb 2022

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (06 Feb 2022) by Marie-France Loutre
AR by Xiaoxu Shi on behalf of the Authors (08 Feb 2022)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (18 Feb 2022) by Marie-France Loutre
RR by Pepijn Bakker (23 Feb 2022)
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (04 Apr 2022)
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (06 Apr 2022) by Marie-France Loutre
AR by Xiaoxu Shi on behalf of the Authors (13 Apr 2022)  Author's response    Manuscript
Short summary
Since the orbital parameters of the past are different from today, applying the modern calendar to the past climate can lead to an artificial bias in seasonal cycles. With the use of multiple model outputs, we found that such a bias is non-ignorable and should be corrected to ensure an accurate comparison between modeled results and observational records, as well as between simulated past and modern climates, especially for the Last Interglacial.