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Evolution of Asian monsoons and phased uplift of the Himalaya–Tibetan plateau since Late Miocene times
The climates of Asia are affected significantly by the extent and height of the Himalayan mountains and the Tibetan plateau. Uplift of this region began about 50 Myr ago, and further significantExpand
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Asynchronous Holocene optimum of the East Asian monsoon
Abstract The spatial and temporal distribution of summer monsoon precipitation (or effective moisture) during the Holocene has been reconstructed on the basis of geological data, including lakeExpand
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Projected distributions of novel and disappearing climates by 2100 AD
Key risks associated with projected climate trends for the 21st century include the prospects of future climate states with no current analog and the disappearance of some extant climates. BecauseExpand
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Transient Simulation of Last Deglaciation with a New Mechanism for Bølling-Allerød Warming
Model Behavior The initial pulse of warming during the last deglaciation, which defined the start of an interval called the Bølling-Allerød, occurred abruptly about 14,500 years ago. To date, theExpand
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On the Structure and Origin of Major Glaciation Cycles .2. the 100,000-year Cycle
Climate over the past million years has been dominated by glaciation cycles with periods near 23,000, 41,000, and 100,000 years. In a linear version of the Milankovitch theory, the two shorter cyclesExpand
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A severe centennial-scale drought in midcontinental North America 4200 years ago and apparent global linkages
We present evidence from a variety of physical and biological proxies for a severe drought that affected the mid-continent of North America between 4.1 and 4.3 ka. Rapid climate changes associatedExpand
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The Community Climate System Model
Abstract The Community Climate System Model (CCSM) has been created to represent the principal components of the climate system and their interactions. Development and applications of the model areExpand
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Monsoon variability over the past 150,000 years
Paleoclimatic records adjacent to India and Africa show major variability that is related to large fluctuations in the wind and precipitation fields associated with monsoonal circulations. Much ofExpand
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The Influence of Changing Orbital Parameters and Surface Boundary Conditions on Climate Simulations for the Past 18 000 Years
Abstract General circulation model experiments at 3000-year intervals for the past 18 000 years were made to estimate the magnitude, timing, and pattern of the climatic response to prescribed changesExpand
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Climate and biome simulations for the past 21
Abstract This paper reports on a set of paleoclimate simulations for 21, 16, 14, 11 and 6 ka (thousands of years ago) carried out with the Community Climate Model, Version 1 (CCM1) of the NationalExpand
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