CCSM3.0 Paleo Users Guide

CCSM3.0 Paleo UG | Near-modern climate simulations

In near-modern climate simulations, the continents are in their present-day positions, and the land/sea masks do not require significant modification. Therefore, Quaternary modelers are often able to use existing forcing files and initial files.  We describe a common procedure for adding continental ice sheets over North America and for lowering global sea level.