JpGU-AGU Joint Meeting 2017

Presentation information

[EJ] Oral

A (Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Sciences) » A-CC Cryospheric Sciences & Cold District Environment

[A-CC37] [EJ] Ice cores and past environmental changes

Tue. May 23, 2017 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A08 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Kenji Kawamura(National Institute of Polar Research, Research Organization of Information and Systems), Nozomu Takeuchi(Chiba University), Ayako Abe-Ouchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo), Chairperson:Ayako Abe-Ouchi(Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo)

2:00 PM - 2:15 PM

[ACC37-06] Stability of AMOC and bipolar seesaw under different background climatic condition

*Ayako Abe-Ouchi1,2,3, Wing-Le Chan1, Kenji Kawamura3,2, Rumi Ohgaito2, Masakazu Yoshimori4, Akira Oka1, Sam Sherriff-Tadano1, Takashi Obase1 (1.Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, The University of Tokyo, 2.JAMSTEC, 3.National Institute of Polar Research, 4.Hokkaido Univeresity)

Keywords:climate, climate model, paleoclimate

Millennial climate changes known as D-O cycles and AIM recorded in ice cores in both Hemispheres show a higher amplitude in the middle-level of a glacial cycle than in the interglacial state or severe glacial state. Here we investigate the stability of AMOC and climate by analyzing several sensitivity experiments using a coupled atmosphere and ocean GCM (MIROC4m). The stability under different climates are compared; modern climate state with the pre-industrial condition, middle glacial climate state and full glacial condition, mainly differing in the ice sheet configuration and the amount of Greenhouse Gases. The results under middle glacial condition show the largest cooling/warming response in North Atlantic and a reasonable bipolar warming/cooling signal, which are consistent to ice core data and deep-sea data. We show the stability diagram of AMOC in the model under different background conditions and discuss the implication on the mechanism of abrupt climate changes in the past.