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Focus on stochastic flows and climate statistics

Marston, J. B. and Williams, P. D. (2016) Focus on stochastic flows and climate statistics. New Journal of Physics, 18 (9). 090201. ISSN 1367-2630

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1088/1367-2630/18/9/090201

Abstract/Summary

The atmosphere and ocean are examples of dynamical systems that evolve in accordance with the laws of physics. Therefore, climate science is a branch of physics that is just as valid and important as the more traditional branches, which include particle physics, condensed-matter physics, and statistical mechanics. This 'focus on' collection of New Journal of Physics brings together original research articles from leading groups that advance our understanding of the physics of climate. Areas of climate science that can particularly benefit from input by physicists are emphasised. The collection brings together articles on stochastic models, turbulence, quasi-linear approximations, climate statistics, statistical mechanics of atmospheres and oceans, jet formation, and reduced-form climate models. The hope is that the issue will encourage more physicists to think about the climate problem.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Meteorology
ID Code:66797
Publisher:IOP publishing

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