Articles | Volume 29, issue 1
NPG Letters
28 Mar 2022
NPG Letters |  | 28 Mar 2022

Control simulation experiment with Lorenz's butterfly attractor

Takemasa Miyoshi and Qiwen Sun


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • CC1: 'Comment on npg-2021-24', Paul PUKITE, 08 Jul 2021
  • RC1: 'Review of “Control simulation experiment with the Lorenz’s butterfly attractor” by T. Miyoshi and Q. Sun', Anonymous Referee #1, 03 Aug 2021
  • RC2: 'Comment on npg-2021-24', Anonymous Referee #2, 24 Aug 2021
  • AC1: 'Comment on npg-2021-24', Takemasa Miyoshi, 07 Oct 2021

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision
AR by Takemasa Miyoshi on behalf of the Authors (18 Oct 2021)  Author's response    Author's tracked changes    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (26 Oct 2021) by Natale Alberto Carrassi
RR by Anonymous Referee #2 (11 Nov 2021)
ED: Publish as is (13 Dec 2021) by Natale Alberto Carrassi
Short summary
The weather is chaotic and hard to predict, but the chaos implies an effective control where a small control signal grows rapidly to make a big difference. This study proposes a control simulation experiment where we apply a small signal to control nature in a computational simulation. Idealized experiments with a low-order chaotic system show successful results by small control signals of only 3 % of the observation error. This is the first step toward realistic weather simulations.