Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) Model Runs
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Summary
Abstract: The Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) was initiated in order
to coordinate and encourage the systematic study of atmospheric general
circulation models (AGCMs) and to assess their ability to simulate large
changes of climate such as those that occurred in the distant past. Project
goals include identifying common responses of AGCMs to imposed paleoclimate
"boundary conditions," understanding the differences in model responses,
comparing model results with paleoclimate data, and providing AGCM results for
use in helping in the analysis and interpretation of paleoclimate data. PMIP is
initially focusing on the mid-Holocene (6,000 years Before Present) and the
last glacial maximum (21,000 yr BP) because climatic conditions were remarkably
different at those times and because relatively large amounts of paleoclimate
data exist for these periods. The major "forcing" factors are also relatively
well known at these times. Some of the paleoclimate features simulated by
models in previous studies seem consistent with paleoclimatic data, but others
do not. One of the goals of PMIP is to determine which results are
model-dependent. The PMIP experiments are limited to studying the equilibrium
response of the atmosphere (and such surface characteristics as snow cover) to
changes in boundary conditions (e.g., insolation, ice-sheet distribution, CO2
concentration, etc.).

From "Status of the Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)"
S. Joussaume and K. E. Taylor

Models used are:
bmrc(2): Bureau of Meteorological Research Centre
ccc2.0: Canadian Climate Center
ccm(1,3): NCAR CCM1 and NCAR CCM3
ccsr1: Center for Climate System Research (Japan)
climber: Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
cnrm-2: Centre National de Recherches Meteorologiques
csiro: Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization
echam3: Max-Planck-Institut fur Meteorologie
gen1: Genesis 1 (LLNL)
gen2: Genesis 2 (Penn State)
gfdl: NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
giss-iip: Goddard Institute for Space Studies / NASA
lln_nh_1: Institut d'astronomie et de geophysique G. Lemaitre
lmcelmd(4,5): Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de lĀ«Environnement/
Laboratoire de Met?orologie Dynamique
mri2: Meteorological Research Institute (Japan)
msu: Moscow State University
ugamp: The UK Universities' Global Atmospheric Modelling Programme
uiuc11: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
ukmo: United Kingdom Meteorological Office
yonu: Yonsei University (Korea)

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Geographic Coverage
 N: 90.0 S: -90.0  E: 180.0  W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Originator/Creator: S. Joussaume and K. Taylor
Dataset Title: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)
Online Resource: http://www-lsce.cea.fr/pmip/


Paleo_Temporal_Coverage
Paleo Start Date: 21000 ybp
Paleo Stop Date: 6000 ybp
Chrono Unit:


Location Keywords
GEOGRAPHIC REGION > GLOBAL


Science Keywords
ATMOSPHERE >ALTITUDE >GEOPOTENTIAL HEIGHT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC TEMPERATURE >SURFACE AIR TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >HUMIDITY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WATER VAPOR >WATER VAPOR    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >STREAMFUNCTIONS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD PROPERTIES >CLOUD FREQUENCY    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >CLOUDS >CLOUD MICROPHYSICS >CLOUD LIQUID WATER/ICE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >PRECIPITATION AMOUNT    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >PRECIPITATION >SNOW    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >HEAT FLUX    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >INCOMING SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >LONGWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >NET RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >REFLECTANCE    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SHORTWAVE RADIATION    [Definition]
ATMOSPHERE >ATMOSPHERIC RADIATION >SOLAR RADIATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SNOW/ICE >SNOW COVER    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >SURFACE WATER >RUNOFF    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >LAND TEMPERATURE >LAND SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >SOILS >SOIL MOISTURE/WATER CONTENT    [Definition]
LAND SURFACE >TOPOGRAPHY >TERRAIN ELEVATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN HEAT BUDGET >EVAPORATION    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN PRESSURE >SEA LEVEL PRESSURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN TEMPERATURE >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >SURFACE WINDS    [Definition]
OCEANS >OCEAN WINDS >WIND STRESS    [Definition]
OCEANS >SEA ICE >SEA ICE CONCENTRATION    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
CRYOSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER MASS BALANCE/ICE SHEET MASS BALANCE    [Definition]
TERRESTRIAL HYDROSPHERE >GLACIERS/ICE SHEETS >GLACIER ELEVATION/ICE SHEET ELEVATION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >AIR TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >DROUGHT/PRECIPITATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >SEA SURFACE TEMPERATURE RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >ATMOSPHERIC CIRCULATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >SEA LEVEL RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >VEGETATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]
PALEOCLIMATE >PALEOCLIMATE RECONSTRUCTIONS >SOLAR FORCING/INSOLATION RECONSTRUCTION    [Definition]


ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ELEVATION


Platform
GCM >General Circulation Model    [Information]


Project
CLIVAR >Climate Variability    [Information]
PAGES >Past Global Changes, IGBP    [Information]
PMIP >Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project    [Information]


Keywords
GCM
models
paleoclimate models
boundary conditions
forcing
mid-Holocene
Last Glacial Maximum
LGM


Data Set Progress
IN WORK


Originating Center
PMIP


Data Center
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/

Data Center Personnel
Name: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Phone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Fax: +1 (303) 497-6513
Email: paleo at noaa.gov
Contact Address:
World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
325 Broadway
City: Boulder
Province or State: CO
Postal Code: 80303
Country: USA


Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project    [Information]
Data Center URL: http://pmip.lsce.ipsl.fr/

Data Center Personnel
Name: JEAN-YVES PETERSCHMITT
Email: pmipdb at lsce.saclay.cea.fr



Distribution
Distribution_Media: online www
Fees: none


Personnel
SYLVIE JOUSSAUME
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Email: sjpmip at lsce.saclay.cea.fr


KARL E. TAYLOR
Role: INVESTIGATOR
Phone: 925-423-3623
Fax: 925-422-7675
Email: taylor13 at llnl.gov
Contact Address:
Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Mail Code L-103
7000 East Avenue
City: Livermore
Province or State: CA
Postal Code: 94550
Country: USA


Publications/References
PMIP, Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) : proceedings of the third PMIP workshop, Canada, 4-8 october 1999, in WCRP-111, WMO/TD-1007, edited by P. Braconnot, pp. 271, 2000.

See other publications:
http://www-lsce.cea.fr/pmip/publications/index.shtml

Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2005-06-14
Last DIF Revision Date: 2006-05-11

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