Preprints
https://doi.org/10.5194/esdd-5-683-2014
https://doi.org/10.5194/esdd-5-683-2014
10 Jun 2014
 | 10 Jun 2014
Status: this preprint was under review for the journal ESD but the revision was not accepted.

Definitions of climate and climate change under varying external conditions

C. Werndl

Abstract. Commonly, definitions of climate are endorsed where the external conditions are held constant. This paper argues that these definitions risk being empirically void because in reality the external conditions vary. As a consequence, analogous definitions for varying external conditions are explored with help of the recently developed theory of non-autonomous dynamical systems, and the similarities and differences between the cases of constant and varying external conditions are discussed. It is argued that there are analogous definitions for varying external conditions which are preferable to the definitions where the external conditions are held constant. In this context, a novel definition is proposed (namely, climate as the distribution over time under a regime of varying external conditions), which is argued to be promising.

Publisher's note: Copernicus Publications remains neutral with regard to jurisdictional claims made in the text, published maps, institutional affiliations, or any other geographical representation in this preprint. The responsibility to include appropriate place names lies with the authors.
C. Werndl
 
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
 
Status: closed
Status: closed
AC: Author comment | RC: Referee comment | SC: Short comment | EC: Editor comment
Printer-friendly Version - Printer-friendly version Supplement - Supplement
C. Werndl
C. Werndl

Viewed

Total article views: 3,244 (including HTML, PDF, and XML)
HTML PDF XML Total BibTeX EndNote
1,470 1,672 102 3,244 101 118
  • HTML: 1,470
  • PDF: 1,672
  • XML: 102
  • Total: 3,244
  • BibTeX: 101
  • EndNote: 118
Views and downloads (calculated since 10 Jun 2014)
Cumulative views and downloads (calculated since 10 Jun 2014)

Saved

Discussed

Latest update: 17 Jul 2024
Download
Altmetrics