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Nonlinearities, feedbacks and critical thresholds within the earth's climate system

  • Rial, José A. Wave Propagation Laboratory, Department of Geological Sciences, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA
  • Pielke, Roger A. Atmospheric Science Dept., Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
  • Beniston, Martin Dept. of Geosciences, Geography, Univ. of Fribourg, Switzerland
  • Claussen, Martin Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
  • Canadell, Josep GCP-IPO, Earth Observation Centre, CSIRO, Canberra, Australia
  • Cox, Peter Met Office Hadley Centre, London Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, UK
  • Held, Hermann Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
  • Noblet-Ducoudré, Nathalie de DSM/LSCE, Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Unité mixte de Recherche CEA-CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France
  • Prinn, Ronald Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Reynolds, James F. Department of Biology and Nicholas School of the Environmental and Earth Sciences, Duke University, Durham, NC, USA
  • Salas, José D. Dept. of Civil Engineering, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO, USA
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  • Climatic Change. - 2004, vol. 65, p. 11
English The Earth's climate system is highly nonlinear: inputs and outputs are not proportional, change is often episodic and abrupt, rather than slow and gradual, and multiple equilibria are the norm. While this is widely accepted, there is a relatively poor understanding of the different types of nonlinearities, how they manifest under various conditions, and whether they reflect a climate system... Show more…
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