Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project
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.