PalMod - Paleo Modelling Phase II (2019 -2022)

German Climate Modeling Initiative: From the Last Interglacial to the Athropocene - Modeling a Complete Galcial Cycle

The PalMod project aims for a better understanding of how slow feedbacks in the Earth system operate. Using the new insights into Earth system dynamics, PalMod will additionally make projections of the future climate over the next few millennia. Using the last glacial cycle as example, PalMod will identify and constrain interactions between climate change, ice-sheet response (sea-level), and biogeochemical cycling, all of which ultimately determine the Earth system sensitivity.

During PalMod Phase II, the development of the comprehensive fully coupled ESMs started during the Phase I will be completed and will be used for transient simulations of the full last glacial cycle planned for PalMod Phase III. This will in include the coupling of the physical system with the biogeochemical system and the parameterization of key processes such as ice shelf-ocean interactions or weathering.

RD1 contributes to the following Workpackages (WP) / Crosscutting Activities (CC):

PalMod II WP1.4

Aug 01, 2020 - Sep 30, 2022
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Stefan Rahmstorf, Ricarda Winkelmann

PalMod II WP2.2

Jan 01, 2020 - Dec 31, 2022
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Andrey Ganopolski

PalMod II CC.1

Oct 01, 2019 - Sep 30, 2022
Funded by: BMBF, PT DLR
Contact: Ricarda Winkelmann

For more information, please visit the PalMod website