PMIP - Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project

PMIP organizes coordinated model experiments for key past periods, and is currently in its fourth phase.

PMIP is endorsed by PAGES and WCRP and has been endorsed as a CMIP6 project for five key experiments. Find out more about these on the PMIP4 website here.

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Image taken from Kageyama M et al. The PMIP4 contribution to CMIP6 – Part 1: Overview andover-arching analysis plan. Geosci. Model Dev., 11, 1033–1057, 2018.


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Participants at the 2017 PMIP4 meeting in Stockholm, Sweden. Click to enlarge.

PMIP began in the early 1990s. The specific aim of PMIP was, and continues to be, to provide a mechanism for coordinating paleoclimate modelling and model-evaluation activities to understand the mechanisms of climate change and the role of climate feedbacks.


The key aims of the project are to:

- Understand the mechanisms of climate change
- Identify the different climatic factors that shape our environment
- Evaluate the capability of state-of-the-art models to reproduce different climates

PAGES working groups connected to PMIP

> 2k Network
> LandCover6k
> PEOPLE 3000


Questions can be sent to the PMIP co-coordinators:

> Pascale Braconnot

> Sandy P. Harrison

Go to the official PMIP website: