2-1: Climate System and Climate Predictability

Eugene S. Takle
© 1997, 2002, 2006


Changing Climate

Important Climate Change Questions


Time Scales of Change

Components of the Climate System

External and Internal Influences

Chaos and Climate

Predicting Future Climates

Pinball Machine Analogy

Climate Forest vs Weather Forecast

Initial Conditions and Boundary Conditions

A "Model" of Climate

Abrupt Climate Change

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