Earth System Models of high computational efficiency
This important advantage of EMICs - Earth System models of Intermediate Complexity - was demonstrated by Heiko Goelzer from the University of Brussels who performed a comprehensive uncertainties analysis in long-term climate and sea level change projections. This type of studies is still to expensive for those models with high complexity. Viktor Brovkin of the Max-Planck-Institute in Hamburg and Eva Bauer of the PIK presented pioneering results on simulations of the last glacial cycle with the Climate-Biosphere Model CLIMBER, developed at PIK. Their results shed light on the mechanism of past climate and carbon dioxide changes. The presentations at the workshop altogether revealed a very broad range of EMIC applications.
The workshop has been jointly organised by the PIK in cooperation with the Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology in Hamburg and the French Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et l'Environnement in Gif-sur-Yvette