Articles | Volume 7, issue 1
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
Short summary
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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