Information - CL24 Modelling late Quaternary climate (including Milutin Milankovic Medal Lecture)
Climates of the Late Quaternary range from full glacial states to interglacial periods similar to or warmer than today. Modelling these climates and the transitions between them still represents a challenge for models of all complexities. At the same time, the late Quaternary offers a unique possibility to test models that are used to predict future climate. Model-data intercomparison studies are crucial to validate climate models and to identify key forcings and feedbacks within the climatic system for each time period. This session is dedicated to research dealing with the understanding of past climate variations on timescales ranging from Milankovitch to sub-millennial.
We invite papers on model simulations of late Quaternary climate, including both time-slices (as in the Paleo Modelling Intercomparison Project) and transient simulations as well as papers on the use of paleoclimates to constrain model forecasts of future climate. Comparison of different models (complex GCMs, EMICs and/or conceptual models), models to data, paleo-data assimilation and the inclusion of proxy-type output to ease model-data comparisons, are particularly encouraged.
Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
Olivier Marchal and A Burke (Woods Hole Oceanogr. Inst.)
Testing paleoceanographic hypotheses using inverse methods: Application to Pa-231/Th-230 data for the Heinrich Event 1
Georg Hoffmann, LSCE, on water isotope modelling
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