Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)

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Originator: S. Joussaume and K. Taylor
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Title: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP)
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Online_Linkage: http://www-lsce.cea.fr/pmip/
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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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REFERENCE: 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.
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REFERENCE: See other publications: http://www-lsce.cea.fr/pmip/publications/index.shtml
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Progress: In Work
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
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East_Bounding_Coordinate: 180.0
North_Bounding_Coordinate: 90.0
South_Bounding_Coordinate: -90.0
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Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > OCEANS > OCEAN HEAT BUDGET > EVAPORATION
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Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: SYLVIE JOUSSAUME
Contact_Person_Primary:
Contact_Person: KARL E. TAYLOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
Contact_Position: INVESTIGATOR
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Address: Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison
Address: Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Address: Mail Code L-103
Address: 7000 East Avenue
City: Livermore
State_or_Province: CA
Postal_Code: 94550
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: 925-423-3623
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: 925-422-7675
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: sjpmip@lsce.saclay.cea.fr
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: taylor13@llnl.gov
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Contact_Organization: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER > World Data Center for Paleoclimatology, Boulder
Contact_Person: WDC/PALEOCLIMATOLOGY, BOULDER
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Address: World Data Center for Paleoclimatology
Address: NOAA/NCDC Code E/GCx3
Address: 325 Broadway
City: Boulder
State_or_Province: CO
Postal_Code: 80303
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6160
Contact_Facsimile_Telephone: +1 (303) 497-6513
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: paleo@noaa.gov
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Contact_Organization: PMIP > Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project
Contact_Person: JEAN-YVES PETERSCHMITT
Contact_Position: DATA CENTER CONTACT
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Address_Type: Mailing and Physical Address
Contact_Electronic_Mail_Address: pmipdb@lsce.saclay.cea.fr
Resource_Description: PMIP
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/
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http://pmip.lsce.ipsl.fr/
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http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/paleo/modelvis.html
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Access to PMIP model runs and other model runs at WDC/Paleoclimatology
Fees: None
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Metadata_Reference_Information:
Metadata_Date: 20050614
Metadata_Review_Date: 20060511
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Contact_Organization: NASA Global Change Master Directory
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Address: Not Available
City: Lanham
State_or_Province: MD
Postal_Code: 20706
Country: USA
Contact_Voice_Telephone: Not Available
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Metadata_Standard_Name: FGDC Content Standards for Digital Geospatial Metadata
Metadata_Standard_Version: FGDC-STD-001-1998
Metadata_Time_Convention: local time
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