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Vakulenko N. V., Ivashenko N. N., Kotljakov V. M., Sonechkin D. M. On the period-multiplying bifurcation of glacial cycles in the pliocene – pleistocene. Izvestiya VUZ. Applied Nonlinear Dynamics, 2013, vol. 21, iss. 2, pp. 88-112. DOI: 10.18500/0869-6632-2013-21-2-88-112

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On the period-multiplying bifurcation of glacial cycles in the pliocene – pleistocene

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Vakulenko N. V., P.P Shershov Institue of Oceanology
Ivashenko Nadezhda Nazarovna, Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russian Federation
Kotljakov Vladimir Mihajlovich, Institute of Geography of Russian Academy of Sciences
Sonechkin Dmitrij Mihajlovich, Hydrometeorological Research Centre of Russian Federation
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In the Pliocene (about five – two million years before present) global climate fluctuated with a period corresponding well 41-thousand-year cycle of changes in the Earth’s axis inclination to the ecliptic plane. Then, this period has disappeared, despite the fact that the 41-thousand-year cycle even slightly increased its scope and, therefore, the response to it would have only strengthened. By analyzing paleoclimatic series covering the Pliocene and subsequent Pleistocene, we show that the response of the climate system simply became unstable and therefore unobservable. At the same time, through perioddoubling bifurcation, a well-known in the theory of nonlinear dynamical systems, new stable and observable climatic oscillations have been excited. Further, they experienced several secondary bifurcations, at which their periods alternately tripled and doubled again.

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23.11.2012
Accepted: 
23.11.2012
Published: 
31.07.2013
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