Pliocene Climate Model Intercomparison Project (Planning Meeting)


Deadline for registration: April 11th, 2008
Please register early to receive preferential hotel rates


Note: this is a contribution to Phase 2 of the Paleoclimate Modelling and Intercomparison Project (PMIP2).

On June 4-6, 2008 the first planning meeting for a Pliocene Climate Model Intercomparison Project will be held at NASA's Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York. The agenda will be to design a new series of global climate model simulations focusing on the globally warm period of the mid-Pliocene (~3.3-3.0 Ma).

Day 1 will include presentations of previous Pliocene climate modeling intercomparisons that have been conducted under the auspices of the National Science Foundation - Paleoclimate Program and the Natural Environmental Research Council in the UK. There will also discussion of the PRISM Project digital data sets that serve as GCM boundary conditions for mid-Pliocene simulations.

Days 2 and 3 will focus on the meeting's primary objectives of designing the first round of intercomparison simulations and defining specific objectives for the analyses. Prospective attendees are those who wish to run mid-Pliocene climate simulations and are interested in participating in the multi-model ensembles.

Space for this meeting is limited. A small amount of funding, from various agencies, may be available for participating graduate students. For registration information please contact:

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