Publications of PMIP Interglacials

Publications that define, present, or utilize simulations related to PMIP interglacials (as of July 2023)

On these pages we present a list of published work, ordered by publication year and by first author, that refers to work presenting simulations utilizing the modelling protocol for PMIP Interglacial simulations, synthesizing results from such simulations, presenting relevant proxy reconstructions, or referring in some other way to the modelling protocol. We do not claim completeness. Please notify us of any publications that we missed, and we will gladly add them here. Simulations employed in the studies are mostly (if not exclusively) based on the Tier 1 simulations midHolocene and lig127k defined by Otto-Bliesner et al. (2017).

Summary on PMIP4

From the point of view of the WG Interglacials, phase 4 of PMIP has been very successful. Various model description and research papers have been published in the PMIP4 special issue of Geoscientific Model Development and Climate of the Past and in other journals. To date (spring 2023), 80 publications have presented simulation design, described simulation output, or reused output produced by modelling centers in the framework of their contribution to PMIP interglacials. Furthermore, results from paleoclimate research, among them inferences from PMIP interglacials simulations, have reflected in the sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (Pastglobalchanges - quick guide paleoclimate ipcc ar6) where they helped to consider ongoing climate change in the context of long-term climate evolution in the Earth System. As future climate is subject to anthropogenic climate warming, past warm periods, and among them past interglacials, are of particular relevance when we want to draw lessons from the past. Results of the work by the WG Interglacials have reflected, for example, in Cross-Section Box TS.1, Figure 1 | Earth’s surface temperature history that features mid-Holocene and Last Interglacial temperature anomaly ranges in the context of past and ongoing climate change.