1st PMIP Phase 4 meeting
- 25.09 - 29.09.2017
- Stockholm, Sweden
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The first meeting of Phase 4 of the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (PMIP) will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, from 25 to 29 September 2017.
The meeting will be held at the Swedish Museum of Natural History, located next to Stockholm University.
It is open for the paleoclimate community, for both paleo-proxy data and paleoclimate modeling scientists contributing to CMIP6 and PMIP working groups. Registration is required. Approximately 150 participants are expected.
This meeting will be devoted to the first analyses of the new PMIP4-CMIP6 and PMIP4 simulation, focusing on model results, new data syntheses, and how to best combine model and data to understand climate feedbacks, climate variability or to assess model performances. It will review the advances of the different PMIP4 working groups on the documentation and analyses of first model results and the advances in new data syntheses, so as to promote new analyses and collaborations between model and data groups.
All the PMIP time scales will be discussed, with a priority on mid-Pliocene, last interglacial, last glacial maximum, mid-Holocene and last millennium that are part of CMIP6 and ongoing work on deglaciation. The workshop is a way to bring together scientists with different perspectives and to promote ongoing work on data syntheses and model data comparison performed within different the working groups. An important aspect will concern the different sources of uncertainty.
The workshop will be organised around the 11 PMIP working groups, and from synthesis prepared within these working groups. Key speakers will be identified by the working groups to highlight new scientific advances that should be considered as part of the PMIP4 analyses plan.
A limited number of key speakers outside the core PMIP group will also be invited to provide linkages with other CMIP6 intercomparison projects or PAGES working groups. The different themes concern: climate sensitivity, polar amplification, tracer and isotopic modeling, monsoon and ENSO variability, emerging constraints for future climate projections.
PMIP is an international project initiated in 1991. It is endorsed by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), and the Past Global Changes Project (PAGES). Its objective is to provide a coherent framework to assess climate models and improve our knowledge of climate dynamics on the basis of palaeoclimate evidence.
The Stockholm meeting is the 13th event of a series initiated in 1995 in Collonges-la-Rouge, France. The meetings in San Damiano, Montreal, Cambridge, Reno, Giens, Estes Park, Kyoto, Crewe and Namur have marked the successive developments of the PMIP project: towards more comprehensive Earth System models, a broader range of past periods, high-standard documented datasets, state-of-the-art approaches of model benchmarking, model-data synthesis and assimilation. PMIP has become an important contributor to our understanding of Earth's climate dynamics and sensitivity and PMIP3 results provided a significant contribution to chapter 5 (palaeoclimate) and 9 (model evaluation) of the IPCC AR5. PMIP is entering its 4th phase, and now we are preparing for next CMIP6 and IPCC 6th assessment report. New analyses need to be provided on climate sensitivity, changes in the hydrological cycle, physical and biogeochemical feedbacks, climate variability and the credibility of climate models used for future climate projections.
Access the PMIP4 website: https://pmip4.lsce.ipsl.fr/doku.php