Is Weather Chaotic?: Coexistence of Chaos and Order within a Generalized Lorenz Model

  title={Is Weather Chaotic?: Coexistence of Chaos and Order within a Generalized Lorenz Model},
  author={Bo-Wen Shen and Roger A. Pielke and Xubin Zeng and Jong‐Jin Baik and Sara Faghih-Naini and Jialin Cui and Robert Atlas},
  journal={Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society},
  • B. ShenR. Pielke R. Atlas
  • Published 13 January 2020
  • Environmental Science
  • Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Over 50 years since Lorenz’s 1963 study and a follow-up presentation in 1972, the statement “weather is chaotic” has been well accepted. Such a view turns our attention from regularity associated with Laplace’s view of determinism to irregularity associated with chaos. In contrast to single-type chaotic solutions, recent studies using a generalized Lorenz model (GLM) have focused on the coexistence of chaotic and regular solutions that appear within the same model using the same modeling… 

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