Oscillations in a simple climate – vegetation model

  title={Oscillations in a simple climate – vegetation model},
  author={J. A. C. A. Rombouts and Michael Ghil},
We formulate and analyze a simple dynamical systems model for climate–vegetation interaction. The planet we consider consists of a large ocean and a land surface on which vegetation can grow. The temperature affects vegetation growth on land and the amount of sea ice on the ocean. Conversely, vegetation and sea ice change the albedo of the planet, which in turn changes its energy balance and hence the temperature evolution. Our highly idealized, conceptual model is governed by two nonlinear… CONTINUE READING