Earth System Dynamics
Earth System Dynamics
Earth System Dynamics
Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 281–293, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-281-2016
Earth Syst. Dynam., 7, 281–293, 2016
https://doi.org/10.5194/esd-7-281-2016

Research article 31 Mar 2016

Research article | 31 Mar 2016

Late Quaternary temperature variability described as abrupt transitions on a 1/f noise background

Martin Rypdal and Kristoffer Rypdal

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AR by Martin Rypdal on behalf of the Authors (14 Jan 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Referee Nomination & Report Request started (15 Jan 2016) by Michel Crucifix
RR by Shaun Lovejoy (28 Jan 2016)
RR by Peter Ditlevsen (29 Jan 2016)
ED: Reconsider after major revisions (02 Feb 2016) by Michel Crucifix
AR by Martin Rypdal on behalf of the Authors (07 Mar 2016)  Author's response    Manuscript
ED: Publish subject to technical corrections (14 Mar 2016) by Michel Crucifix
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We analyse scaling in temperature signals for the late quaternary climate, and focus on the effects of regime shifting events such as the Dansgaard-Oeschger cycles and the shifts between glacial and interglacial conditions. When these events are omitted from a scaling description the climate noise is consistent with a 1/f law on timescales from months to 105 years. If the events are included in the description, we obtain a model that is inherently non-stationary.
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