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Zhang et al. 2013

Zhang, R., Q. Yan, Z.S. Zhang, D. Jiang, B.L. Otto-Bliesner, A.M. Haywood, D.J. Hill, A.M. Dolan, C. Stepanek, G. Lohmann, C. Contoux, F. Bragg, W.-L. Chan, M.A. Chandler, A. Jost, Y. Kamae, A. Abe-Ouchi, G. Ramstein, N.A. Rosenbloom, L. Sohl, and H. Ueda, 2013: Mid-Pliocene East Asian monsoon climate simulated in the PlioMIP. Clim. Past, 9, 2085-2099, doi:10.5194/cp-9-2085-2013.

Based on simulations with 15 climate models in the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project (PlioMIP), the regional climate of East Asia (focusing on China) during the mid-Pliocene is investigated in this study. Compared to the pre-industrial, the multi-model ensemble mean (MMM) of all models shows the East Asian summer winds (EASWs) largely strengthen in monsoon China, and the East Asian winter winds (EAWWs) strengthen in south monsoon China but slightly weaken in north monsoon China in the mid-Pliocene. The MMM of all models also illustrates a warmer and wetter mid-Pliocene climate in China. The simulated weakened mid-Pliocene EAWWs in north monsoon China and intensified EASWs in monsoon China agree well with geological reconstructions. However, there is a large model-model discrepancy in simulating mid-Pliocene EAWW, which should be further addressed in the future work of PlioMIP.

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  author={Zhang, R. and Yan, Q. and Zhang, Z. S. and Jiang, D. and Otto-Bliesner, B. L. and Haywood, A. M. and Hill, D. J. and Dolan, A. M. and Stepanek, C. and Lohmann, G. and Contoux, C. and Bragg, F. and Chan, W.-L. and Chandler, M. A. and Jost, A. and Kamae, Y. and Abe-Ouchi, A. and Ramstein, G. and Rosenbloom, N. A. and Sohl, L. and Ueda, H.},
  title={Mid-Pliocene East Asian monsoon climate simulated in the PlioMIP},
  journal={Clim. Past},

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ID  - zh08100p
AU  - Zhang, R.
AU  - Yan, Q.
AU  - Zhang, Z. S.
AU  - Jiang, D.
AU  - Otto-Bliesner, B. L.
AU  - Haywood, A. M.
AU  - Hill, D. J.
AU  - Dolan, A. M.
AU  - Stepanek, C.
AU  - Lohmann, G.
AU  - Contoux, C.
AU  - Bragg, F.
AU  - Chan, W.-L.
AU  - Chandler, M. A.
AU  - Jost, A.
AU  - Kamae, Y.
AU  - Abe-Ouchi, A.
AU  - Ramstein, G.
AU  - Rosenbloom, N. A.
AU  - Sohl, L.
AU  - Ueda, H.
PY  - 2013
TI  - Mid-Pliocene East Asian monsoon climate simulated in the PlioMIP
JA  - Clim. Past
VL  - 9
SP  - 2085
EP  - 2099
DO  - 10.5194/cp-9-2085-2013
ER  -

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