Articles | Volume 22, issue 3
Research article
04 May 2015
Research article |  | 04 May 2015

A novel method for analyzing the process of abrupt climate change

P. C. Yan, G. L. Feng, and W. Hou

Related authors

Transition process of abrupt climate change based on global sea surface temperature over the past century
Pengcheng Yan, Wei Hou, and Guolin Feng
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 23, 115–126,,, 2016
Short summary

Related subject area

Subject: Bifurcation, dynamical systems, chaos, phase transition, nonlinear waves, pattern formation | Topic: Climate, atmosphere, ocean, hydrology, cryosphere, biosphere
On the interaction of stochastic forcing and regime dynamics
Joshua Dorrington and Tim Palmer
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 30, 49–62,,, 2023
Short summary
Applying dynamical systems techniques to real ocean drifters
Irina I. Rypina, Timothy Getscher, Lawrence J. Pratt, and Tamay Ozgokmen
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 345–361,,, 2022
Short summary
Observations of shoaling internal wave transformation over a gentle slope in the South China Sea
Steven R. Ramp, Yiing Jang Yang, Ching-Sang Chiu, D. Benjamin Reeder, and Frederick L. Bahr
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 279–299,,, 2022
Short summary
Climate bifurcations in a Schwarzschild equation model of the Arctic atmosphere
Kolja L. Kypke, William F. Langford, Gregory M. Lewis, and Allan R. Willms
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 219–239,,, 2022
Short summary
Effects of rotation and topography on internal solitary waves governed by the rotating Gardner equation
Karl R. Helfrich and Lev Ostrovsky
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 29, 207–218,,, 2022
Short summary

Cited articles

Alexander, R., Reinhard, C., and Andrey, G.: Multistability and critical thresholds of the Greenland ice sheet, Nat. Clim. Change, 2, 429–432, 2012.
Baker, M. B. and Charlson, R, J.: Bistability of CCN concentrations and thermodynamics in the cloud-topped boundary layer, Nature, 345, 142–145, 1990.
Charney, J. G. and DeVore, J. G.: Multiple flow equilibria in the atmosphere and blocking, J. Atmos. Sci., 36, 1205–1216, 1979.
Dai, X. G., Wang, P., and Zhang, K. J.: A decomposition study of moisture transport divergence for inter-decadal change in East Asia summer rainfall during 1958–2001, Chin. Phys. B, 21, 119201,, 2012.
Short summary
A novel method is created to detect the process of the abrupt change, which has not been mentioned yet in traditional research. By building an ideal time series with a transition process, the results show that the process could be detected clearly. When applied to a climate index, this method detects five processes, and all of them have reappeared via the “start-end states” phase diagram. Additionally, it is detectable that the persist time of the process is related to global warming.