Past2Future climate simulations

This project is available from the academic year 2022/23 onwards.

Theme: Past Life & Environments

Primary Supervisor:

Chris Brierley

Geography, UCL

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Secondary Supervisor:

Serge Guillas

Statistical Science, UCL

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Project Description:

Projections of future climates use simulations by Earth System Models, which can also be used to simulate the past. The recent batch of simulations created for the upcoming IPCC report, known cryptically as “CMIP6”, include a series of five different past climates. These paleoclimate simulation can be compared with (proxy) observations to not only learn about the perfomance of the models, but also create better projections

Policy Impact of Research:

The application of observational constraints would provide improved future forecasts.

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