Contact: Chris Chipello
Caption: Lovejoy and his research team used a new kind of "fluctuation analysis" to show that there are three atmospheric regimes, each with different types of variability. Between the weather (periods less than 10 days) and the climate (periods longer than about 30 to 100 years), there is an intermediate "macroweather" regime. A graphic representation makes the case intuitively clear.
Credit: Courtesy of S. Lovejoy
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