E3S Web Conf.
Volume 290, 20212021 3rd International Conference on Geoscience and Environmental Chemistry (ICGEC 2021)
|Number of page(s)||5|
|Section||Geological and Hydrological Structure and Environmental Planning|
|Published online||14 July 2021|
Application of random walk to model temperature in 60 African cities for the 20th century
National Engineering Research Center for Non-Food Biorefinery, State Key Laboratory of Non-Food Biomass and Enzyme Technology, Guangxi Biomass Engineering Technology Research Center, Guangxi Key Laboratory of Biorefinery, Guangxi Academy of Sciences, 98 Daling Road, Nanning, 530007, Guangxi, China
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The 20th century is marked with climate change led by global warming. So far, many models have been applied to analyze the temperature change. However, a simple but interesting model, a random walk is hardly used in his regard. In this study, we use the random walk to model the temperature in the format of random walk that is the conversion of recorded temperature and the real recorded temperature in 60 African cities including 53 capitals for the 20th century. The results show that the random walk can satisfyingly model either temperature in the format of random walk or real recorded temperature although the fitted results from other climate models are unavailable for comparison in these 60 cities. As nothing else besides random numbers is involved in this modelling, the results seem somewhat counter-intuitively.
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