The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction

Harry Dowsett, Aisling Dolan, David Rowley, Robert Moucha, Alessandro M. Forte, Jerry X. Mitrovica, Matthew Pound, Ulrich Salzmann, Marci Robinson, Mark Chandler, Kevin Foley, Alan Haywood

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Abstract

The mid-Piacenzian is known as a period of relative warmth when compared to the present day. A comprehensive understanding of conditions during the Piacenzian serves as both a conceptual model and a source for boundary conditions as well as means of verification of global climate model experiments. In this paper we present the PRISM4 reconstruction, a paleoenvironmental reconstruction of the mid-Piacenzian (∼ 3Ma) containing data for paleogeography, land and sea ice, sea-surface temperature, vegetation, soils, and lakes. Our retrodicted paleogeography takes into account glacial isostatic adjustments and changes in dynamic topography. Soils and lakes, both significant as land surface features, are introduced to the PRISM reconstruction for the first time. Sea-surface temperature and vegetation reconstructions are unchanged but now have confidence assessments. The PRISM4 reconstruction is being used as boundary condition data for the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2 (PlioMIP2) experiments.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages1519-1538
Number of pages20
JournalClimate of the Past
Volume12
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 13 2016

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Dowsett, H., Dolan, A., Rowley, D., Moucha, R., Forte, A. M., Mitrovica, J. X., ... Haywood, A. (2016). The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Climate of the Past, 12(7), 1519-1538. DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-1519-2016

The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction. / Dowsett, Harry; Dolan, Aisling; Rowley, David; Moucha, Robert; Forte, Alessandro M.; Mitrovica, Jerry X.; Pound, Matthew; Salzmann, Ulrich; Robinson, Marci; Chandler, Mark; Foley, Kevin; Haywood, Alan.

In: Climate of the Past, Vol. 12, No. 7, 13.07.2016, p. 1519-1538.

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Dowsett, H, Dolan, A, Rowley, D, Moucha, R, Forte, AM, Mitrovica, JX, Pound, M, Salzmann, U, Robinson, M, Chandler, M, Foley, K & Haywood, A 2016, 'The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction' Climate of the Past, vol 12, no. 7, pp. 1519-1538. DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-1519-2016
Dowsett H, Dolan A, Rowley D, Moucha R, Forte AM, Mitrovica JX et al. The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction. Climate of the Past. 2016 Jul 13;12(7):1519-1538. Available from, DOI: 10.5194/cp-12-1519-2016
Dowsett, Harry ; Dolan, Aisling ; Rowley, David ; Moucha, Robert ; Forte, Alessandro M. ; Mitrovica, Jerry X. ; Pound, Matthew ; Salzmann, Ulrich ; Robinson, Marci ; Chandler, Mark ; Foley, Kevin ; Haywood, Alan. / The PRISM4 (mid-Piacenzian) paleoenvironmental reconstruction. In: Climate of the Past. 2016 ; Vol. 12, No. 7. pp. 1519-1538
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