Fractal analysis of climatic data: Mean annual temperature records in Hungary

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Rescaled range analysis of the annual mean surface air temperatures at 7 meteorological stations in Hungary for the period of 1901-1991 indicates that the considered temperatures are fractals with a mean fractal dimension of 1.23 ± 0.01. This value compares favourably with the fractal dimensions of other climatic records, both on small time scale of 10-100 years and for time spans 103-106 years. Possibly such fractal dimensions are characteristic of climate change over the whole spectral range of 10 to 106 years. If this assumption becomes confirmed through analysis of a wider set of climatic records, long-range climatic prediction (in statistical sense) on different time scales will appear feasible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-57
Number of pages5
JournalTheoretical and Applied Climatology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - márc. 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Atmospheric Science

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