This Working Group is coordinating efforts to carry out transient simulations of the last deglaciation (~21-9 ka). It is being implemented in close collaboration with the Last Glacial Maximum PMIP Working Group to maintain consistency across the experiments, and the simulations have been/will be specifically designed to include the full range of PMIP models.
To join the mailing list for the working group, email Ruza: email@example.com.
Historical footnote: group initiated at the PMIP3 2014 Namur meeting.
It is expected that every participant model will run the one Core transient simulation through the full deglaciation (21-9 ka). The only exceptions are the computationally more expensive models for which a multi-millennia transient simulation is infeasible.
In addition to the Core, the working group will coordinate simulations to:
Assess uncertainties in boundary conditions and forcings
Test specific hypotheses
Focus on shorter time periods to involve computationally more expensive models
Carry out model sensitivity simulations
Begin earlier in the last glacial period (e.g. 26 ka)
We encourage everyone to suggest (and document) further optional simulations.
Structure and organisation
Working group leader: Ruza Ivanovic [ web , firstname.lastname@example.org ]
Working group co-leader: Lauren Gregoire [ web, email@example.com ]
Please email Ruza or Lauren if you have any questions about the working group, or to join it.
Palaeoclimate sensors advisory group:
Led by: Andrea Burke [ web ]
Other members: TBC
Discussions on the experiment design(s) and presentation of the boundary condition data are available through the following links:
Alternative challenge simulations:
When the experiment designs are finalised, the boundary condition data will also be downloadable from these pages.
PMIP meeting, Namur (Belgium) May 2014