We are interested in the climate model introduced by Sellers in 1969 which takes the form of some nonlinear parabolic equation with a degenerate diffusion coefficient. We investigate here some inverse problem issue that consists in recovering the so-called insolation function. We not only solve the uniqueness question but also provide some strong stability result, more precisely unconditional Lipschitz stability in the spirit of the well-known result by Imanuvilov and Yamamoto (1998) . The main novelties rely in the fact that the considered model is degenerate and above all nonlinear. Indeed we provide here one of the first result of Lipschitz stability in a nonlinear case.
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J. Tort, J. Vancostenoble, Determination of the insolation function in the nonlinear Sellers climate model. Ann. Inst. H. Poincaré Anal. Non Linéaire 29 (2012), no. 5, pp. 683–713DOI 10.1016/J.ANIHPC.2012.03.003