Edge states in the climate system: exploring global instabilities and critical transitions

  title={Edge states in the climate system: exploring global instabilities and critical transitions},
  author={Valerio Lucarini and Tam{\'a}s B{\'o}dai},
  pages={R32 - R66}
Multistability is a ubiquitous feature in systems of geophysical relevance and provides key challenges for our ability to predict a system’s response to perturbations. Near critical transitions small causes can lead to large effects and—for all practical purposes—irreversible changes in the properties of the system. As is well known, the Earth climate is multistable: present astronomical and astrophysical conditions support two stable regimes, the warm climate we live in, and a snowball climate… 

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