Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project

(Image source: Sina Loriani @ PIK)

The Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project led by Ricarda Winkelmann and Jonathan Donges at Potsdam Institute for Climate Systems Research (PIK) now has a website detailing the project, experimental design, and ways to get involved. The proposed experimental design includes (1) a baseline experiment to analyze the historical and projected response of selected tipping elements to different climate and land-use change scenarios, (2) a commitment experiment to assess the long-term consequences of surpassing different temperature and CO2 levels, and (3) a reversibility experiment to probe the reversibility of impacts and potential hysteresis behaviour. Assessment will focus on regions including: tropical rainforests, Greenland Ice Sheet, Antarctic Ice Sheet, Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC), boreal forest, and permafrost. Participating models can include offline models, EMICs, and ESMs. 

Get Involved

The TIPMIP protocol is currently in development. To stay up-to-date with the progress of this activity and to learn how to get involved, we recommend signing up for the following: