Variational Formulation of Budyko-Sellers Climate Models Academic Article uri icon


  • A class of simple climate models including those of the Budyko Sellers type are formulated from a variational principle. The technique can be used to construct approximate solutions from trial functions to carry out finite-amplitude stability analysis. A spectral example is given in explicit detail. -from Authors

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  • 12

author list (cited authors)

  • North, G. R., Howard, L., Pollard, D., & Wielicki, B.

citation count

  • 38

publication date

  • February 1979