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CL1.2

Modelling paleoclimates from the Cretaceous to the Holocene: learning from numerical experiments and model-data comparisons
Convener: M. Kageyama  | Co-Conveners: D. Lunt , A Paul 
Oral Programme
 / Mon, 23 Apr, 15:30–17:00 / Room 15
Poster Programme
 / Attendance Mon, 23 Apr, 17:30–19:00 / Hall Z
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Modelling paleoclimates and the transitions between different climatic states still represents a challenge for models of all complexities. At the same time, the past offers a unique possibility to test models that are used to predict future climate.
We invite papers on paleoclimate model simulations, including time-slices (as in the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project or PlioMIP) and transient simulations of climate variations on timescales ranging from millennial to glacial cycles and beyond. This session has its focus on (but is not restricted to) the Cenozoic and Cretaceaous.
Comparison of different models (complex GCMs, EMICs and/or conceptual models) and between models and data are particularly encouraged. We also welcome papers on the use of paleoclimates to constrain model forecasts of future climate.