Recent and deep pasts in paleoclimate model intercomparison project



Second Workshop of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase 3;Crewe, United Kingdom, 6–11 May 2012 The Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) is an international initiative endorsed by the World Climate Research Programme, the International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme, and the Past Global Changes Project. Its objective is to provide a coherent framework to assess climate models and investigate climate dynamics on the basis of paleoclimate evidence. To this end, PMIP provides protocols for simulations of a set of past epochs with climate models, centralizes model output and facilitates access to it, and organizes syntheses of paleoclimate observations for model evaluation.