Dynamical Features of the Lorenz Model of Atmospheric Circulation

Abstract

The nonlinear dynamical features of the Lorenz model of atmospheric circulation are investigated. It is found that, the Lorenz model is well suited to examine the theoretical predications of the atmospheric circulation system over a wide range of control parameters. The results show that, this system is capable of displaying various types of dynamical behaviors (instabilities) such as period-doubling sequences and self-pulsing instability leads to chaotic behavior under certain conditions.