The Medieval Warm Period, the Little Ice Age and simulated climatic variability

@article{Hunt2006TheMW,
  title={The Medieval Warm Period, the Little Ice Age and simulated climatic variability},
  author={Barrie G. Hunt},
  journal={Climate Dynamics},
  year={2006},
  volume={27},
  pages={677-694}
}
  • B. Hunt
  • Published 11 May 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Climate Dynamics
The CSIRO Mark 2 coupled global climatic model has been used to generate a 10,000-year simulation for ‘present’ climatic conditions. The model output has been analysed to identify sustained climatic fluctuations, such as those attributed to the Medieval Warm Period (MWP) and the Little Ice Age (LIA). Since no external forcing was permitted during the model run all such fluctuations are attributed to naturally occurring climatic variability associated with the nonlinear processes inherent in the… 

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