PalMod - Paleo Modelling: A national paleo climate modelling initiative

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


(Isotope data for Greenland ice core)

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.