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Keywords:

  • climate models;
  • paleoclimate;
  • paleoenvironments;
  • comparison

[1] Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase 3 Workshop; Kyoto, Japan, 5–10 December 2010; The Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP), endorsed by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) program, the Working Group on Coupled Modelling (WGCM), and the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) Past Global Changes (PAGES) project, represents a community of researchers who compare structurally different climate models in a paleoenvironmental context. At a workshop sponsored by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, the University of Tokyo, and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), 100 representatives gathered to review progress toward the finalization of the PMIP Phase 3 (PMIP3) experimental design and simulations and to identify barriers that could be overcome to ensure that results are published in time to contribute to the next Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Participants included atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, and paleoclimatologists from the data and modeling communities.