Working Group PWG


The Paleoclimate Working Group (PWG) is a consortium of scientists interested in modeling and understanding past Earth climates, allowing a long-term perspective on Earth-system feedbacks.

PWG members include participants from universities and laboratories, with interests ranging from early Earth to the recent millennium. Individually and as a community, we conduct scientific modeling experiments to establish relationships between forcings and feedbacks for specific time periods, and to explore the transient nature of these responses.

Comparing model results to observational data is an important component of the PWG efforts. We also test model components developed by other CESM working groups in a paleoclimate context and develop new capabilities that allow better assessment of model simulations against data. PWG workshops and meetings are open to the paleoclimate science community; if you wish to attend future PWG meetings, please subscribe to the PWG contact list.

One of the goals of the Paleoclimate Working Group is to allow the community to address scientific questions about past climates in Earth history using the CESM model. The online Paleo resources provide background on the CESM code and dataset modifications that may be necessary to address scientific questions about past Earth climates with the CESM model.

Liaison Information

  • None at this time.

Co-Chair Information

Dr. Esther Brady
1/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
NCAR-CGD, P.O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307-3000
303.497.1723 ]

Dr. Arne Winguth
4/1/2018 - 3/31/2022
EES Department, Room 107, Geoscience Building, 500 Yates Street
Mailing Address: P. O. Box 19049
Arlington, TX 76019
817.272.2987 ]