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Dowsett et al. 2013

Dowsett, H.J., K.M. Foley, D.K. Stoll, M.A. Chandler, L.E. Sohl, M. Bentsen, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, F.J. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, C. Contoux, A.M. Dolan, A.M. Haywood, J.A. Jonas, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, G. Lohmann, D.J. Lunt, K.H. Nisancioglu, A. Abe-Ouchi, G. Ramstein, C.R. Riesselman, M.M. Robinson, N.A. Rosenbloom, U. Salzmann, C. Stepanek, S.L. Strother, H. Ueda, Q. Yan, and Z. Zhang, 2013: Sea surface temperature of the mid-Piacenzian ocean: A data-model comparison. Sci. Rep., 3, 2013, doi:10.1038/srep02013.

The mid-Piacenzian climate represents the most geologically recent interval of long- term average warmth relative to the last million years, and shares similarities with the climate projected for the end of the 21st century. As such, it represents a natural experiment from which we can gain insight into potential climate change impacts, enabling more informed policy decisions for mitigation and adaptation. Here, we present the first systematic comparison of Pliocene sea surface temperature (SST) between an ensemble of eight climate model simulations produced as part of PlioMIP (Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project) with the PRISM (Pliocene Research, Interpretation and Synoptic Mapping) Project mean annual SST field. Our results highlight key regional and dynamic situations where there is discord between the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction and the climate model simulations. These differences have led to improved strategies for both experimental design and temporal refinement of the palaeoenvironmental reconstruction.

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  author={Dowsett, H. J. and Foley, K. M. and Stoll, D. K. and Chandler, M. A. and Sohl, L. E. and Bentsen, M. and Otto-Bliesner, B. L. and Bragg, F. J. and Chan, W.-L. and Contoux, C. and Dolan, A. M. and Haywood, A. M. and Jonas, J. A. and Jost, A. and Kamae, Y. and Lohmann, G. and Lunt, D. J. and Nisancioglu, K. H. and Abe-Ouchi, A. and Ramstein, G. and Riesselman, C. R. and Robinson, M. M. and Rosenbloom, N. A. and Salzmann, U. and Stepanek, C. and Strother, S. L. and Ueda, H. and Yan, Q. and Zhang, Z.},
  title={Sea surface temperature of the mid-Piacenzian ocean: A data-model comparison},
  journal={Sci. Rep.},

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ID  - do04100t
AU  - Dowsett, H. J.
AU  - Foley, K. M.
AU  - Stoll, D. K.
AU  - Chandler, M. A.
AU  - Sohl, L. E.
AU  - Bentsen, M.
AU  - Otto-Bliesner, B. L.
AU  - Bragg, F. J.
AU  - Chan, W.-L.
AU  - Contoux, C.
AU  - Dolan, A. M.
AU  - Haywood, A. M.
AU  - Jonas, J. A.
AU  - Jost, A.
AU  - Kamae, Y.
AU  - Lohmann, G.
AU  - Lunt, D. J.
AU  - Nisancioglu, K. H.
AU  - Abe-Ouchi, A.
AU  - Ramstein, G.
AU  - Riesselman, C. R.
AU  - Robinson, M. M.
AU  - Rosenbloom, N. A.
AU  - Salzmann, U.
AU  - Stepanek, C.
AU  - Strother, S. L.
AU  - Ueda, H.
AU  - Yan, Q.
AU  - Zhang, Z.
PY  - 2013
TI  - Sea surface temperature of the mid-Piacenzian ocean: A data-model comparison
JA  - Sci. Rep.
VL  - 3
SP  - 2013
DO  - 10.1038/srep02013
ER  -

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