Introduction to the Special Issue on the Statistical Mechanics of Climate
Abstract
We introduce the special issue on the Statistical Mechanics of Climate by presenting an informal discussion of some theoretical aspects of climate dynamics that make it a topic of great interest for mathematicians and theoretical physicists. In particular, we briefly discuss its nonequilibrium and multiscale properties, the relationship between natural climate variability and climate change, the different regimes of climate response to perturbations, and critical transitions.
 Publication:

Journal of Statistical Physics
 Pub Date:
 June 2020
 DOI:
 10.1007/s10955020026050
 arXiv:
 arXiv:2006.13495
 Bibcode:
 2020JSP...179..997L
 Keywords:

 Nonequlibrium statistical mechanics;
 Climate dynamics;
 Extreme events;
 Response theory;
 Parametrizations;
 Numerical models;
 Physics  Atmospheric and Oceanic Physics;
 Condensed Matter  Statistical Mechanics;
 Nonlinear Sciences  Chaotic Dynamics;
 Physics  Data Analysis;
 Statistics and Probability;
 Physics  Geophysics
 EPrint:
 24 pages