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Climate of the Past An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Clim. Past, 13, 135-147, 2017
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-13-135-2017
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Research article
16 Feb 2017
Changes to the tropical circulation in the mid-Pliocene and their implications for future climate Shawn Corvec and Christopher G. Fletcher
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The mid-Pliocene warm period is sometimes thought of as being a climate that could closely resemble the climate in the near-term due to anthropogenic climate change. Here we examine the tropical atmospheric circulation as modeled by PlioMIP (the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project). We find that there are many similarities and some important differences to projections of future climate, with the pattern of sea surface temperature (SST) warming being a key factor in explaining the differences.
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