Articles | Volume 23, issue 3
Research article
19 May 2016
Research article |  | 19 May 2016

Transition process of abrupt climate change based on global sea surface temperature over the past century

Pengcheng Yan, Wei Hou, and Guolin Feng

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In the previous work (Yan et al., 2015, NPG), we proposed a novel method to detect the transition process of climate change and exposed a new understanding of climate change. In this work, by using this method, we studied several climate changes of the sea surface temperature over the past century. The result shows that the system is bi-stable, and the persist time of transition process is shortened. Besides, a quantitative relation among the transition process parameters is obtained and verified.