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Atmospheric Weather Variability

  • Rex J. Fleming
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Abstract

The atmosphere is proven to be a chaotic system. Two classes of solutions from a simple model of baroclinic instability are examined – one is chaotic. The power of the chaos is determined with Monte Carlo samples. The results for the 40,000 deterministic chaotic solutions were all different. This weather diversity would expand with the seasons due to different heating characteristics – and would exist in any climate regime (warm or cold). This model actually underestimates atmospheric variability – and can be extreme, but it is not climate-change.

Keywords

Baroclinic instability Chaos 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rex J. Fleming
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  1. 1.Global Aerospace, LLC (Retired)BoulderUSA

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