The climate attractor over short timescales

  title={The climate attractor over short timescales},
  author={Christopher Essex and T. Lookman and M. A. H. Nerenberg},
Recent work has highlighted the possibilities of using certain ideas from the theory of dynamical systems for the study of global climate. These ideas include the geometrical notion of correlation or scaling dimension, first used to analyse attractors arising in mathematical and laboratory systems1–4 and later applied in a geophysical context5,6. The conclusion of the original geophysical work5 has been criticized in the light of a reanalysis7 which questions the existence of a low-dimensional… CONTINUE READING