Results of the sensitivity experiments LOVECLIM as NetCDF files


Several abrupt climatic events during the present interglacial have been associated with catastrophic freshwater forcing, such as the events at 9.2and 8.2 ka BP (Alley et al., 1997; Barber et al., 1999; Marshall et al. 2007; Fleitmann et al. 2008). Proxy evidence suggests that similar events may have occurred during the last interglacial (e.g., Beets & Beets 2003; Beets et al., 2006), suggesting that freshwater‐induced perturbations are an important mechanism for abrupt climate change in interglacial climates. In addition solar variability (Neff et al., 2001; Wang et al., 2005) and explosive volcanic eruptions (Crowley, 2000; Shindell et al., 2003; Jansen et al., 2007) can trigger centennial‐scale climate events during interglacials and may thus have been responsible for a part of interglacial climate variability. We investigate the sensitivity of the present and last interglacial climates to realistic perturbations resulting from freshwater, solar or volcanic forcings. We will compare the differences between the two interglacial periods, between different climate models and evaluate the resulting using proxy archives.

Variables from the Past4Future sensitivity experiments 'hosing-PIG', 'hosing-LIG', 'volcanic-solar-PIG' and 'volcanic-solar-LIG' simulated with the LOVECLIM model. See readme.txt files and InfoTable-P4F-sensexp-LOVECLIM.txt for details.

Metadata Access
Creator Bakker, Pepijn; Renssen, Hans
Publisher PANGAEA
Publication Year 2013
Funding Reference Seventh Framework Programme Crossref Funder ID 243908 Climate Change: Learning from the past climate
Rights Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported;
OpenAccess true
Resource Type Dataset
Format text/tab-separated-values
Size 616 data points
Discipline Earth System Research