PP025:
Last Interglacial Climate: Similarities and Differences between Past and Future





Session ID#: 24036

Session Description:
The last interglacial was warm, with high atmospheric CO2 (~280 ppmv) and high sea levels. Some regions on Earth experienced severe droughts and others experienced greater storminess. The changes in climate throughout this period provide important information on the Earth's climate sensitivity and in some respects may serve as an analog to future warming. Paleoclimate archives provide records of the effects of climate forcings on global and local temperature and precipitation, and climate models can be used to relate mechanisms and observations. Along with the high temperatures and CO2, the orbital forcing changed significantly during the last interglacial, which affected seasonality and climate variability. We invite submissions of observational studies (e.g. marine, terrestrial, ice cores) and modeling of the last interglacial, addressing all relevant parameters (e.g. sea level, temperature, precipitation), and particularly encourage those that combine observations and models.
Primary Convener:  Yael Kiro, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Conveners:  Steven L Goldstein, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, Yochanan Kushnir, Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States and Bette L Otto-Bliesner, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States
Index Terms:

4914 Continental climate records [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]
4928 Global climate models [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]
4932 Ice cores [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]
4936 Interglacial [PALEOCEANOGRAPHY]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Stephen Barker1, Stephen Conn2, Sian Lordsmith2, Dhobasheni Newman2 and Gregor Knorr3, (1)Cardiff University, Cardiff, CF24, United Kingdom, (2)Cardiff University, Cardiff, United Kingdom, (3)Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz-Center for Polar and Marine Research Bremerhaven, Bremerhaven, Germany
Yael Kiro, Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, Steven L Goldstein, Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, Yochanan Kushnir, Columbia Univ, Palisades, NY, United States, Boaz Lazar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel and Mordechai Stein, Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Joohee Kim1, Maria Jaume Seguí1, Karla P Knudson1, Maayan Yehudai1, Steven L Goldstein1, Leopoldo D Pena2, Chandranath Basak1 and Patrizia Ferretti3, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain, (3)CNR Institute for the Dynamics of Environmental Processes, Mestre-Venice, Italy
Nadja Insel, Northeastern Illinois University, Earth Science, Chicago, IL, United States and Max B Berkelhammer, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States
Neta Bar1, Amotz Agnon2, Maayan Yehudai3, Boaz Lazar3, Yonathan Shaked4 and Mordechai Stein5, (1)Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States, (2)Hebrew University, Institute of Earth Sciences, Jerusalem, Israel, (3)Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (4)Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences, Eilat, Israel, (5)Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel
Schmitty Smith1, David J Ullman1, Feng He2, Anders E Carlson3, Ben Marzeion4 and Fabien Maussion5, (1)Northland College, Ashland, WI, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States, (3)COAS, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, (5)University of Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria
Steven L Goldstein1, Leopoldo D Pena2, Maayan Yehudai1, Maria Jaume Seguí1, Joohee Kim1, Karla P Knudson1 and Chandranath Basak1, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Sarah Ann Shackleton1, Jeffrey P Severinghaus1, Daniel Baggenstos2, Bernhard Bereiter2, Edward Brook3, James A Menking4, Vasilii V Petrenko5, Michael Dyonisius5, Joe McConnell6, Rachael Rhodes7, Thomas K Bauska8, Monica M Arienzo6 and Nathan Chellman6, (1)Scripps Institution of Oceanography, La Jolla, CA, United States, (2)Climate and Environmental Physics and Oeschger Center for Climate Research, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland, (3)Oregon State Univ, Corvallis, OR, United States, (4)Oregon State University, College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences, Corvallis, OR, United States, (5)University of Rochester, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Rochester, NY, United States, (6)Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States, (7)University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (8)University of Cambridge, Earth Sciences, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Karla P Knudson1, Steven L Goldstein2, Leopoldo Pena3, Maria Jaume Seguí3, Joohee Kim1, Maayan Yehudai4 and Thomas Fahey5, (1)Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (2)Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States, (3)Lamont -Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States, (4)Associated Engineering Ltd. British Columbia, Victoria, BC, Canada, (5)Columbia University, New York, NY, United States
Bette L Otto-Bliesner1, Marcus Lofverstrom2, William Lipscomb2, Jeremy Garmeson Fyke3, Shawn Marshall4 and Bill Sacks2, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada
Lucie Bazin1, Aline Govin1, Emilie Capron2, Sebastien Nomade1, Bénédicte Lemieux-Dudon3 and Amaelle Landais1, (1)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France, (2)British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, United Kingdom, (3)Centro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici, Ocean Modeling and Data Assimilation Division, Bologna, Italy
Mordechai Stein1, Daniel Palchan2, Steven L Goldstein3, Ahuva Almogi-Labin1, Ofir Tirosh2 and Yigal Erel2, (1)Geological Survey of Israel, Jerusalem, Israel, (2)The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel, (3)Columbia University, Palisades, NY, United States
Wuhui Duan, Key Laboratory of Cenozoic Geology and Environment, Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, beijing, China, Hai Cheng, Department of Earth Sciences, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States; Xi'an Jiaotong University, Institute of Global Environmental Change, Xian, China, Ming Tan, CAS Chinese Academy of Sciences, INSTITUTE OF GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS, Beijng, China, Xianglei Li, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi\'an, China and R. L. Edwards, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, United States
Anastasia Zhuravleva, Academy of Sciences, Humanities, and Literature c/o GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany and Henning A Bauch, Alfred Wegener Institute, Helmholtz Centre for Polar and Marine Research c/o GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research, Kiel, Germany
Marcus Lofverstrom1, Bette L Otto-Bliesner2, William H Lipscomb3, Jeremy Garmeson Fyke3, Shawn Marshall4, Bill Sacks1 and Esther C Brady5, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada, (5)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Qiuzhen Yin, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium and Andre Berger, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium
Nadine Pickarski and Thomas Litt, University of Bonn, Steinmann Institute of Geology, Mineralogy and Paleontology, Bonn, Germany
Anders E Carlson1, Feng He2 and Peter U Clark1, (1)Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, United States, (2)University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, United States
Sarah M Aarons, University of California Irvine, Earth System Science, Irvine, CA, United States, Sarah Aciego, University of Wyoming, Department of Geology and Geophysics, Laramie, WY, United States and Joe McConnell, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV, United States