Climate Modeling (Topoi A-III-1)
In the project, state-of-the-art climate models were employed to simulate climate for the period from 6000 years ago until the present. Orbital parameters, greenhouse gases and solar activity are viewed as external forces. Simulations were carried out with low-resolution coupled ocean-atmosphere general circulation models and high-resolution atmosphere models. Simulations were analyzed focusing on changes in living conditions, for example droughts or potential agriculture in the Mediterranean region.