PAMIP-The Polar Amplification Model Intercomparison Project

What is PAMIP about?

The Polar Amplification Model Intercomparison Project (PAMIP), co-led by Dr. Doug Smith, Dr. James Screen, and Dr. Clara Deser seeks to improve our understanding of this phenomenon through a coordinated set of numerical model experiments. As one of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6) endorsed MIPs, PAMIP will address the following primary questions:

  • What are the relative roles of local sea ice and remote sea surface temperature changes in driving polar amplification?
  • How does the global climate system respond to changes in Arctic and Antarctic sea ice?
How does APPLICATE contribute?

APPLICATE partners are participating in shaping PAMIP and running experiments following the experimental design set up through PAMIP. The analysis of PAMIP will further our understanding of the causes and global consequences of polar amplification.