1Department of Mathematics and Statistics, University of Nevada, Reno, USA
2Geosciences Department and Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique (CNRS and IPSL), Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, France
3Department of Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences and Institute of Geophysics & Planetary Physics, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
Received: 02 Sep 2010 – Revised: 08 Dec 2010 – Accepted: 28 Jan 2011 – Published: 18 Feb 2011
Abstract. G. H. Roe and M. B. Baker (hereafter R&B) claim that analysis of a global linear approximation to the climate system allows one to conclude that the quest for reliable climate predictions is futile. We insist that this quest is important and requires a proper understanding of the roles of both linear and nonlinear methods in climate dynamics.
Zaliapin, I. and Ghil, M.: Reply to Roe and Baker's comment on "Another look at climate sensitivity" by Zaliapin and Ghil (2010), Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 18, 129-131, doi:10.5194/npg-18-129-2011, 2011.