Articles | Volume 19, issue 3
Research article
08 May 2012
Research article |  | 08 May 2012

Oscillating forcings and new regimes in the Lorenz system: a four-lobe attractor

V. Pelino, F. Maimone, and A. Pasini

Abstract. It has been shown that forced Lorenz models generally maintain their two-lobe structure, just giving rise to changes in the occurrence of their regimes. Here, using the richness of a unified formalism for Kolmogorov-Lorenz systems, we show that introducing oscillating forcings can lead to the birth of new regimes and to a four-lobe attractor. Analogies within a climate dynamics framework are mentioned.