Characterising and comparing different palaeoclimates with dynamical systems theory

Numerical climate models have long been used in the study of the Earth’s palaeoclimate – the climate in ancient times before modern instrumental records. Examples range from early investigations based on simple thermodynamic or general circulation models to the modern state-of-the-art models now being used in the Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project. Read more

Evaluating process-based integrated assessment models of climate change mitigation

Researchers and policymakers tasked with planning for climate change often turn to so-called integrated assessment models (IAMs) to examine possible scenarios for Earth futures under different policy options. Read more

Mean-field theory of vector spin models on networks with arbitrary degree distributions

The structure of a complex network influences any dynamical processes occurring within it. In particular, strong heterogeneities in network structure often underlie nontrivial dynamical properties of networked systems. Read more