SparcS Center

Early warning signals for climatic transitions

Analysis of climate history as well as detailed simulation models suggests that the climate system has several tipping elements, that may go through critical transitions individually or in concert. Examples are the sea-ice, monsoon systems and the thermo-haline circulation.

We work with Tim Lenton, Victor Brovkin and others on ways to infer the stability properties of such tipping elements from a combination of models and data.


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