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Simulating near-equilibrium climate and vegetation for 6000 cal. years BP

Mikolajewicz, U. ; Scholze, M. LU and Voss, R. (2003) In Holocene 13(3). p.319-326
Abstract

The response of a coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model to insolation representative of 6000 years ago has been studied with a set of 1000-year quasi-equilibrium simulations. Comparison with similar experiments with an uncoupled atmosphere general circulation model demonstrates the importance of an interactive ocean for the climate signal. The model simulates an intensification of the African and Asian monsoons and a warming at high northern latitudes with reduced sea ice. Data from the coupled climate model have been used to drive a dynamical vegetation model. The modelled response is a marked increase in vegetation cover in the Sahara and a poleward shift of vegetation zones in high northern latitudes.

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Coupled atmosphere-ocean model, Dynamical vegetation model, Holocene, Insolation, Interactive ocean, Monsoon circulation, Numerical modelling experiments, Sea ice
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Holocene
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13
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3
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8 pages
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SAGE Publications
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0959-6836
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10.1191/0959683603hl624rp
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English
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  author       = {Mikolajewicz, U. and Scholze, M. and Voss, R.},
  issn         = {0959-6836},
  language     = {eng},
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  number       = {3},
  pages        = {319--326},
  publisher    = {SAGE Publications},
  series       = {Holocene},
  title        = {Simulating near-equilibrium climate and vegetation for 6000 cal. years BP},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0959683603hl624rp},
  doi          = {10.1191/0959683603hl624rp},
  volume       = {13},
  year         = {2003},
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