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Models and observations to test climate feedbacks

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.

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Coordinator

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

Address

Cnrs,Orme Des Merisiers, Batiment 709
91191 Gif Sur Yvette

France

Administrative Contact

Francois GOUNAND (Dr)

Participants (13)

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CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

France

IFREMER - INSTITUT FRANÇAIS DE RECHERCHE POUR L'EXPLOITATION DE LA MER

France

LEIBNIZ-INSTITUT FUER MEERESWISSENSCHAFTEN

Germany

ROYAL NETHERLANDS METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE

Netherlands

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR DEFENCE - MINISTRY OF DEFENCE

United Kingdom

UNIVERSITAET BREMEN

Germany

UNIVERSITE CATHOLIQUE DE LOUVAIN

Belgium

UNIVERSITE DE BRETAGNE OCCIDENTALE

France

UNIVERSITE DE DROIT D'ECONOMIE ET DES SCIENCES D'AIX-MARSEILLE III

France

UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN

Norway

Project information

Grant agreement ID: EVK2-CT-2002-00153

  • Start date

    1 February 2003

  • End date

    31 January 2006

Funded under:

FP5-EESD

  • Overall budget:

    € 2 645 485

  • EU contribution

    € 1 810 890

Coordinated by:

COMMISSARIAT A L'ENERGIE ATOMIQUE

France