Climate change through climate network


  Yosef Ashkenazy  
Solar Energy and Environmental Physics. BIDR, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

The climate system plays a central part in human life and as such was and is investigated intensively by many research groups. Yet, different climate phenomena are still not fully understood. In the talk we present three examples demonstrating how climate network analysis uncover climate phenomena and improve our understating regarding the climate system. The examples are: (1) Dominant imprint of Rossby waves in the climate network, (2) Significant impact of Rossby waves on air pollution detected by network analysis, and (3) Climate network percolation reveals the expansion and weakening of the tropical component under global warming.