Dust flux, Vostok ice core

Dust flux, Vostok ice core
Two dimensional phase space reconstruction of dust flux from the Vostok core over the period 186-4 ka using the time derivative method. Dust flux on the x-axis, rate of change is on the y-axis. From Gipp (2001).

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Stability of atmospheric CO2 over the last 20 million years

I've been playing with a "record" of atmospheric CO2 over the past 20 million years for some time, using the reconstruction of van de Wal et al. (2011). Today's graph is a representation of the various regions of Lyapunov stability teased out from state space reconstructions of segments of the data (windows), ranging from 150 to 250 ky (thousand years) in width.

The red dots all represent regions of stability defined using the methods described here. The blue dot represents approximately today's atmospheric CO2 concentration, which is about where it was 10 million years ago. More later, but I need to go for a walk now.

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