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Past climates inform our future

Review article on the importance of paleoclimatology now out in Science! A great introduction to why understanding the past is more important than ever to forecasting our future. Check out the local press.

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Speleothems of South American and Asian Monsoons Influenced by a Green Sahara

New simulations by Tabor et al. demonstrate the importance of vegetation changes when simulating past climate.

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Increased climate response and Earth system sensitivity from CCSM4 to CESM2 in mid‐Pliocene simulations

Learn how advances in the Community Earth System Model change our understanding of past warm climates in this new work by Feng et al.!

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Lessons from a high-CO2 world: an ocean view from ∼3 million years ago

New reconstruction of the mid-Pliocene using models and proxies! Learn more about this future climate analog.

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Paleogeographic controls on the evolution of Late Cretaceous ocean circulation

Check out the paper by Ladant et al. on understanding ocean circulation 100 million years ago!

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A return to large-scale features of Pliocene climate: the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project Phase 2

PlioMIP2 simulations are complete! The first analyses of this massive resource are being published.

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Drier tropical and subtropical Southern Hemisphere in the mid-Pliocene Warm Period

Evidence from models and proxies for drier conditions during the mid-Pliocene. Hopefully not an analog for our future….

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Past and future decline of tropical pelagic biodiversity

Cool work by Yasuhara et al. on past and future marine biodiversity published in PNAS! Check out the local press.

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Causes and Climatic Consequences of the Impact Winter at the Cretaceous‐Paleogene Boundary

Check out the new simulations of the K-Pg by Tabor et al.! Nice press releases from AGU and Smithsonian.

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Late Paleogene emergence of a North American loess plateau

Great new work by Fan et al. on the emergence of the North American loess plateau during the Late Eocene-Early Oligocene.

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Assessing the Contributions of Comet Impact and Volcanism Toward the Climate Perturbations of the Paleocene‐Eocene Thermal Maximum

Check out the new publication by Liu et al. that explores the role of an asteroid impact in the PETM!

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Deciphering Oxygen Isotope Records From Chinese Speleothems With an Isotope‐Enabled Climate Model

Interpreting East Asian speleothems! Nice new study by Hu et al. using iCESM to understand isotopic signatures in East Asia. Check out the EoS write-up.

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Evaluation of WRF-CMAQ simulated climatological mean and extremes of fine particulate matter of the United States and its correlation with climate extremes

Cool new study evaluating the simulate of fine particulate matter in the US by Li et al.!

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Volcanic Eruption Signatures in the Isotope‐Enabled Last Millennium Ensemble

Great new work by Stevenson et al. on the water isotope response to volcanic forcing during the past millennium!

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Pliocene Warmth Consistent With Greenhouse Gas Forcing

In GRL, Tierney et al. integrate models and proxies to understand ENSO during the Pliocene and discover a similar pattern of SST response to Pliocene and future forcings. Lots of press for this one. Here’s an example.

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Contributions of aerosol‐cloud interactions to mid‐Piacenzian seasonally sea ice‐free Arctic Ocean

New paper by Feng et al. in GRL highlights the importance of cloud-aerosol interactions for simulating past warm climate states like the Pliocene. Paleo-aerosols are the new hot topic!

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The Connected Isotopic Water Cycle in the Community Earth System Model Version 1

The water isotope enabled version of the Community Earth System Model (CESM) is now out! Fully coupled isotope tracers in a complex Earth System Model.

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Ecological and hydroclimate responses to strengthening of the Hadley circulation in South America during the Late Miocene cooling

Check out the new paper in PNAS by Carrapa, Clementz, & Feng on the climate dynamics associated with Late Miocene cooling! Make sure to check out the local press as well.

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Climate Responses to the Splitting of a Supercontinent: Implications for the Breakup of Pangea

New publication in GRL by Tabor, Feng, & Otto-Bliesner on the climate response to the rifting of a supercontinent.

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