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Models and observations to test climate feedbacks

Objective

The project will assess the ability of state-of-the-art European models used to project future climates to reproduce a climate different from today through comparisons with benchmark palaeo environrnental datasets. We will analyse both mean climate, internal to multi-decadal climate viability, and the relationship between them. The European models include dynamic representations of the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land-surface, and interactions among these components. The project will use different configurations of the coupled models to study feedbacks between ocean circulation, vegetation and the atmosphere. We focus on 6000 years before present (6 ka) and 21 ka, which represent different states of the climate system and the ocean circulation. In addition to using global syntheses of palaoenvironmental data to evaluate the simulated mean climate, we will use high-resolution terrestrial and marine records to evaluate the simulated changes in high-frequency variability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE
Address
Cnrs,orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette
France

Participants (13)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Avenue De La Terrasse, Bftiment 12
91198 Gif Sur Yvette
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Europole Mediteraneen De L'arbois, Cerege
13545 Gardanne
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Molière 54, Université De Grenoble 1
38402 Saint-martin-d'heres
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Rue Michel-ange 3
29280 Plouzane
IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER
France
Address
Technopôle Brest Iroise
29280 Plouzane
LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN
Germany
Address
Duesternbrooker Weg 20
24105 Kiel
ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Netherlands
Address
10,Wilhelminalaan 10
3730 AE De Bilt
SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Fitzroy Road, Metz Office
EX1 3PB Exeter
UNIVERSITAET BREMEN
Germany
Address
Klagenfurter Strasse
28359 Bremen
UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN
Belgium
Address
2,Chemin Du Cyclotron 2
1348 Louvain-la-neuve
UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE
France
Address
Place Nicolas Copernic
29285 Brest
UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III
France
Address
Europole De L'arbois
13545 Aix-en-provence
UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Norway
Address
Allégaten 55
5007 Bergen