Wyatt on Earth

by Marcia Glaze Wyatt, Ph.D.


Welcome to Wyatt on Earth

A Site For the Love of Science!!!
Science for all....

by Marcia Glaze Wyatt, Ph.D.

From the smallest scales to the largest, there exists an apparent conundrum: nature is both simple and complex. 
From apparent disorder, order emerges. 
This elegance in nature lies at the heart of my research interests.
Welcome to the Stadium-Wave Website!

The stadium wave is a term that refers to a hypothesis of multidecadal climate variability describing climate behavior as a network of synchronized ocean, ice, and atmospheric indices, through which a signal propagates sequentially in an ordered lead-lag relationship - hence, the allusive term, "stadium wave". 
The fundamental view upon which the stadium-wave hypothesis is built is that over long timescales, "parts" of a system organize into a network of interacting sub-systems resulting in collective behavior. Intra-network interactions yield positive and negative feedbacks, together generating an oscillatory behavior.

Note to Readers - What to Expect:

Dominant focus of this website is the stadium-wave hypothesis - its explanation (in layperson-friendly terms), the idea's evolution, frequently asked questions, and various published articles highlighting  research studies on the "wave", e.g. its spatio-temporal signature, differences revealed about model-based and instrumental-based data sets, explorations into the proposed mechanism underlying the signal, and what the stadium-wave dynamic might tell us about components of climate variability - externally forced versus intrinsic. While most of the site is dedicated to the stadium wave, the last page of the site hosts a variety of essays and presentations on more general topics:  climate in geological context; present-day climate-change discussions; and even a bit of philosophy, as told through the rocks. All are written for scientist and layperson, alike.