The power spectrum of climate change

  title={The power spectrum of climate change},
  author={Albert Sneppen},
  journal={The European Physical Journal Plus},
  • A. Sneppen
  • Published 1 May 2022
  • Environmental Science, Physics
  • The European Physical Journal Plus
Both global, intermediate and local scales of Climate Change have been studied extensively, but a unified diagnostic framework for examining all spatial scales concurrently has remained elusive. Here we present a new tool-set using spherical harmonics to examine climate change through surface temperature anomalies from 1850 to 2021 on spatial scales ranging from planetary to 50 km scales. We show that the observed temperature anomalies are accurately decomposed in spherical harmonics typically… 
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