On the use of simple dynamical systems for climate predictions

  title={On the use of simple dynamical systems for climate predictions},
  author={Michel Crucifix and Jonathan Rougier},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Special Topics},
  • M. Crucifix, J. Rougier
  • Published 19 June 2009
  • Computer Science, Physics
  • The European Physical Journal Special Topics
Over the last few decades, climate scientists have devoted much effort to the development of large numerical models of the atmosphere and the ocean. While there is no question that such models provide important and useful information on complicated aspects of atmosphere and ocean dynamics, skillful prediction also requires a phenomenological approach, particularly for very slow processes, such as glacial-interglacial cycles. Phenomenological models are often represented as low-order dynamical… 

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