Articles | Volume 25, issue 3
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 25, 649–658, 2018

Special issue: Numerical modeling, predictability and data assimilation in...

Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 25, 649–658, 2018

Research article 04 Sep 2018

Research article | 04 Sep 2018

Climatic responses to systematic time variations of parameters: a dynamical approach

Catherine Nicolis

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Subject: Bifurcation, dynamical systems, chaos, phase transition, nonlinear waves, pattern formation | Topic: Climate, atmosphere, ocean, hydrology, cryosphere, biosphere
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Ordinarily the climatic impact of systematic variations of parameters arising from anthropogenic effects is addressed on the basis of large numerical models, where parameters are set to a prescribed level and the system is subsequently left to relax. We have revisited the problem from a nonlinear dynamics perspective in which the time variation of parameters is fully incorporated into the evolution laws. Some universal trends of the response have been identified.