A review of neoproterozoic climate modeling studies

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Abstract

Over the past decade, a number of climate modeling studies have examined the possibility of simulating low-latitude glaciation using Neoproterozoic boundary conditions. Many of the studies undertaken have used the thermodynamic slab ocean, which includes the top 100 meters of the ocean. These models have successfully simulated Hard Snowball Earth conditions, while recent simulations using fully coupled atmosphere-ocean models have not been able simulated Hard Snowball Earth conditions. Moreover, ice-sheet models have been run offline using GCM fields to simulated ice-sheets on land under “Hard” and “Soft” Snowball Earth Conditions. However, until of the climate models include additional components of the climate system including geochemical, dynamic ocean, sea ice and ice-sheet components uncertainty will exist in our understanding of Neoproterozoic low-latitude glaciation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Extreme Proterozoic
Subtitle of host publicationGeology, Geochemistry, and Climate, 2004
EditorsChristopher P. McKay, Mark A.S. McMenamin, Linda Sohl, Gregory S. Jenkins
PublisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
Pages73-78
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781118666289
ISBN (Print)9780875904115
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

Publication series

NameGeophysical Monograph Series
Volume146
ISSN (Print)0065-8448
ISSN (Electronic)2328-8779

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geophysics

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Jenkins, G. S. (2004). A review of neoproterozoic climate modeling studies. In C. P. McKay, M. A. S. McMenamin, L. Sohl, & G. S. Jenkins (Eds.), The Extreme Proterozoic: Geology, Geochemistry, and Climate, 2004 (pp. 73-78). (Geophysical Monograph Series; Vol. 146). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. https://doi.org/10.1029/146GM07