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Chandler et al. 2008

Chandler, M., H. Dowsett, and A. Haywood, 2008: The PRISM Model/Data Cooperative: Mid-Pliocene data-model comparisons. PAGES News, 16, no. 2, 24-25.

The mid-Pliocene (∼3.3 to 3.0 Myr) has become an attractive target for climate modeling studies, as the dynamics of past warm climates provide a potential guide to understanding future climate change. This interval was selected for detailed study because it spans the transition from relatively warm global climates of the Early Pliocene, when glaciers were greatly reduced in the northern hemisphere, to the generally cooler climates of the Pleistocene, with expanded northern hemisphere ice sheets and prominent glacial-interglacial cycles. The US Geological Survey (USGS) Pliocene Research, Interpretation and Synoptic Mapping (PRISM) Project has documented the characteristics of mid-Pliocene climate on a global scale, and several model-data studies based on PRISM data have been funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the National Environmental Research Council (NERC), and NASA.

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  author={Chandler, M. and Dowsett, H. and Haywood, A.},
  title={The PRISM Model/Data Cooperative: Mid-Pliocene data-model comparisons},
  journal={PAGES News},

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ID  - ch07800y
AU  - Chandler, M.
AU  - Dowsett, H.
AU  - Haywood, A.
PY  - 2008
TI  - The PRISM Model/Data Cooperative: Mid-Pliocene data-model comparisons
JA  - PAGES News
VL  - 16
IS  - 2
SP  - 24
EP  - 25
ER  -

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