Self-oscillations and predictability in climate dynamics - periodic forcing and phase locking
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The coupling between a climate model giving rise to an oscillatory behavior and an external periodic forcing is analyzed. It is shown that under appropriate resonance conditions, phase locking takes place leading to a well-defined value of the phase of the oscillator, contrary to the erratic behavior characterizing the phase in the unforced case. The implications of the results for the problem of predictability and the interpretation of the climatic records are pointed out.
CitationNicolis, C. (1984). Self-oscillations and predictability in climate dynamics - periodic forcing and phase locking. , Tellus A, Vol. 36, Issue 3, 217-227,