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Next Phase of DeepMIP-Eocene

Next Phase of DeepMIP-Eocene

*Expressions of interest, leadership, and meetings for vegetation, paleogeography*

Below is an email from current DeepMIP-Eocene leader, Dan Lunt, sent to the DEEPMIP mailing list on 10 March 2023:

"Given the likely timescales of the next phase of IPCC/CMIP/PMIP, it is a good idea to start planning for the next phase of DeepMIP-Eocene.

Firstly, in order to gauge interest in a Phase 2, please reply to me (not cc all) if you expect to be able to contribute to a Phase 2, in particular if you expect you or your group to be able to carry out model simulations. This is not a firm commitment, but just to allow us to gauge interest.  The timescales of the next phase are very uncertain, but would likely mean completing simulations by ~mid 2026 and us all writing an overview paper by ~end 2026 (assuming a 7-year cycle since the last phase).

Secondly, I have "led" DeepMIP and before that EoMIP for over 10 years now, and there may be people out there who are interested in stepping up and taking this role on, either individually or in a shared capacity initially.  Please also email me if you are interested in this leadership role or would like to discuss.

In terms of the experimental design of the next phase, I think it is a good idea to start planning this, and to this end, I'd like to arrange a couple of online meetings to discuss the vegetation and paleogeography boundary conditions for the next phase.  We have a few options, including (a) using the same boundary conclusions as last time, (b) using new existing published fields (e.g. He et al,, or (c) producing "bespoke" fields (e.g. David Hutchinson has run BIOME4 with the DeepMIP models, and this could be combined with e.g. pollen data where it is available).    

So, if you are interested in being in either of these vegetation/paleogeography discussions, please reply to the When2meet poll here:

Huge thanks,

> Email Dan Lunt:

"DeepMIP-Eocene currently focuses on the early Eocene climatic optimum (EECO), Paleocene-Eocene thermal maximum (PETM) and the latest Paleocene.  It builds on the original “EoMIP” work presented in Lunt et al, (2012)."

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