PalMod: German Climate Modeling Initiative

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PalMod is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Science (BMBF) to understand climate system dynamics and variability during the last glacial cycle. Specific topics are:

  • to identify and quantify the relative contributions of the fundamental processes which determined the Earth’s climate trajectory and variability during the last glacial cycle, >
  • to simulate with comprehensive Earth System Models (ESMs) the climate from the peak of the last interglacial (the Eemian warm period) up to the present, including the changes in the spectrum of variability, and
  • to assess possible future climate trajectories beyond this century during the next millennia with sophisticated ESMs tested in such a way.

The research is intended to be conducted over a period of 10 years, but with shorter funding cycles. The workgroup workgroup Algorithmic Optimal Control developes algorithms to optimize qualitiy an performance of the used models.