Journal cover Journal topic
Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Journal topic

Journal metrics

Journal metrics

  • IF value: 3.470 IF 3.470
  • IF 5-year value: 4.009 IF 5-year
    4.009
  • CiteScore value: 3.45 CiteScore
    3.45
  • SNIP value: 1.166 SNIP 1.166
  • IPP value: 3.28 IPP 3.28
  • SJR value: 1.929 SJR 1.929
  • Scimago H <br class='hide-on-tablet hide-on-mobile'>index value: 64 Scimago H
    index 64
  • h5-index value: 43 h5-index 43
Volume 12, issue 8
Clim. Past, 12, 1591–1599, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1591-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Clim. Past, 12, 1591–1599, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-12-1591-2016
© Author(s) 2016. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Research article 01 Aug 2016

Research article | 01 Aug 2016

Could the Pliocene constrain the equilibrium climate sensitivity?

J. C. Hargreaves and J. D. Annan
Download
Interactive discussion
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
Peer review completion
AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
ED: Publish subject to minor revisions (review by Editor) (18 May 2016) by Alan Haywood
AR by Julia Hargreaves on behalf of the Authors (13 Jun 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (30 Jun 2016) by Alan Haywood
Publications Copernicus
Download
Short summary
The mid-Pliocene Warm Period, 3 million years ago, was the most recent interval with high greenhouse gases. By modelling the period with the same models used for future projections, we can link the past and future climates. Here we use data from the mid-Pliocene to produce a tentative result for equilibrium climate sensitivity. We show that there are considerable uncertainties that strongly influence the result, but we are optimistic that these may be reduced in the next few years.
The mid-Pliocene Warm Period, 3 million years ago, was the most recent interval with high...
Citation