Simulating the mid-Pliocene climate with the MIROC general circulation model: experimental design and initial results

Chan, W.-L.; Abe-Ouchi, A.; Ohgaito, R.
July 2011
Geoscientific Model Development Discussions;2011, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p2011
Academic Journal
The article discusses the experimental design and initial results relevant to the simulation of the mid-Pliocene warm period (MPWP) using MIROC, an atmosphere-ocean general circulation model (AOGCM). It relates that simulating MPWP is part of the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP). It identifies MPWP as the period in earth's history in which global increase in temperature had reached the predicted magnitude for the late 21st century duration.


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