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Conceptual issues in the foundations of climate science and climate modelling, for instance concerning the very definitions of key notions.

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  1. Climate modelling and structural stability. European Journal for Philosophy of Science. 2021 Lam, Vincent

    Hawkmoth effect, Structural stability, Theoretical foundations

  2. Initial-Condition Dependence and Initial-Condition Uncertainty in Climate Science. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 2019 Werndl, Charlotte

    Hawkmoth effect, Reliability & uncertainty, Theoretical foundations

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    An outline of predictions and projections in climate science through the lens of initial-condition dependence and initial-condition uncertainty. During the discussion of uncertainty, Werndl outlines two types which had not been discussed to much extent in the philosophical community. This new insight leads to many conclusions throughout the entirety of the paper.

  3. Issues in the theoretical foundations of climate science. Studies in History and Philosophy of Science Part B: Studies in History and Philosophy of Modern Physics. 2018 Katzav, Joel, Parker, Wendy S.

    Climate & climate change, Theoretical foundations, Variability

  4. Lessons on Climate Sensitivity From Past Climate Changes. Current Climate Change Reports. 2016 von der Heydt, Anna S., Dijkstra, Henk A., van de Wal, Roderik S. W., Caballero, Rodrigo, Crucifix, Michel, Foster, Gavin L., Huber, Matthew, Köhler, Peter, Rohling, Eelco, Valdes, Paul J., Ashwin, Peter, Bathiany, Sebastian, Berends, Tijn, van Bree, Loes G. J., Ditlevsen, Peter, Ghil, Michael, Haywood, Alan M., Katzav, Joel, Lohmann, Gerrit, Lohmann, Johannes, Lucarini, Valerio, Marzocchi, Alice, Pälike, Heiko, Baroni, Itzel Ruvalcaba, Simon, Dirk, Sluijs, Appy, Stap, Lennert B., Tantet, Alexis, Viebahn, Jan, Ziegler, Martin

    Theoretical foundations, Variability

  5. On Defining Climate and Climate Change. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science. 2016 Werndl, Charlotte

    Climate & climate change, Theoretical foundations

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    An outline of the ongoing debate regarding how to properly provide a definition of climate and climate change. Werndl first systematizes the debate by providing five desiderata that a proper definition of climate should follow. Ultimately, a number of candidates for a definition are discussed and Werndl argues that a definition focusing on a distribution over time for regimes of varying external conditions is the most promising as it meets all five desiderata.

  6. Going back to basics. Nature Climate Change. 2014 Jakob, Christian

    Confirmation & evaluation, Hawkmoth effect, Theoretical foundations

  7. Irreducible imprecision in atmospheric and oceanic simulations. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2007 McWilliams, J. C.

    Hawkmoth effect, Theoretical foundations