Stochastic aspects of climatic transitions - Additive fluctuations.
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The Fokker-Planck equation corresponding to a zero-dimensional climatic model showing bistable behavior is analyzed. A climatic potential function is introduced, whose variational properties determine the most probable states of the stationary probability distribution. A study of the time-dependent properties leads to the identification of the characteristic time scales of evolution.
CitationNicolis, C.; Nicolis, G. (1981). Stochastic aspects of climatic transitions - Additive fluctuations.. , Tellus, Vol. 33, Issue 3, 225-234, DOI: 10.1111/j.2153-3490.1981.tb01746.x.