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