Dear PMIP community,
The Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project, Phase 3, will hold its first meeting from Monday, December 6th to Friday, December 10th 2010 in Kyoto, Japan. The meeting will be organized around keynote talks, many poster sessions and breakout group discussions.
Please send your abstract(s) UNTIL September 30th so that the PMIP committee can prepare the detailed meeting agenda!
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The workshop will focus on the PMIP3/CMIP5 experiments (Last Glacial Maximum, mid-Holocene, and the Last Millennium) using GCMs/Earth System Models, their preliminary analyses and their evaluation using new and existing data syntheses. The experimental design is detailed on the PMIP3 wiki
The following topics will also be discussed:
* Common analyses of PMIP3/CMIP5 present/past/future experiments.
* Availability of PMIP related paleodatasets.
* Careful planning of PMIP3 benchmarking for IPCC AR5.
* Warm periods such as Eemian and Pliocene experiments.
* Abrupt climate change and transient deglaciation experiments.
* Related sensitivity studies to understand the mechanisms of climate
changes studied in PMIP3.
* Results of coupling with biogeochemical cycle models (PCMIP).
We also need to coordinate the analyses about the uncertainty of the results with working groups running additional experiments (ice sheets, different forcing for the last millennium etc...) and discuss how we deal with these uncertainties (multi-model versus other solutions?)
The workshop will take place in the Kyoto Garden Hotel just in front of the Kyoto Imperial Palace.
http://www.hotelgp-kyoto.com/english1 Hotel rooms for about 70 people have been reserved, with special prices for the workshop participants. Detailed practical information, and the "Registration Form" will be sent later to the pmip-announce list and posted on the PMIP3 web site
Questions about the workshop should be sent to:
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We hope to see you in Kyoto!
P.S. The PMIP3 logo is now available on the web site. Make sure you use it on your PMIP related documents!