Surface temperature fluctuations in a stochastic climate model Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper considers the geographical distribution of various second moment statistics from a noise-forced energy balance climate model and compares them to the same fields derived from a 40-year data set. The variable considered is the surface temperature field over the Earth. The energy balance model is a standardized one used in several previous studies which emphasized the geographical distribution of the seasonal cycle. The intercomparisons show that the model produces maps that look remarkably close to those from the data without too much sensitivity to the form of the driving noise. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of Geophysical Research

altmetric score

  • 3

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, K., & North, G. R.

citation count

  • 36

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Kwang-Yul||North, Gerald R

publication date

  • October 1991