Latitude-dependent sensitivity to stationary perturbations in simple climate models. Academic Article uri icon


  • The steady-state zonally averaged climate is perturbed by adding a latitude-dependent heat source to an energy balance equation of the simplified Budyko-Sellers type. The main features are: 1) the total temperature response is a sum of the direct effect of the perturbation and an indirect ice-albedo effect proportional to the solar ice-edge sensitivity; and 2) the indirect feedback effect produces an enhanced response in polar latitudes. -from Authors

published proceedings

  • Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences

author list (cited authors)

  • Salmun, H., Cahalan, R. F., & North, G. R.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Salmun, H||Cahalan, RF||North, GR

publication date

  • January 1980