Predictability in a solvable stochastic climate model. Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a simple Budyko-Sellers type climate model which is forced by a heating term whose time dependence is white noise and whose space-separated autocorrelation is independent of position and orientation on the sphere (statistical homogeneity). Such models with diffusive transport are analytically soluble by expansion into spherical harmonics. -from Authors

author list (cited authors)

  • North, G. R., & Cahalan, R. F.

citation count

  • 60

publication date

  • January 1981