Nonlinear Dynamics in Geosciences / Edition 1

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Nonlinear Dynamics in Geosciences is comprised of the proceedings of "20 Years of Nonlinear Dynamics in Geosciences", held June 11-16, 2006 in Rhodes, Greece as part of the Aegean Conferences. The volume brings together the most up-to-date research from the atmospheric sciences, hydrology, geology, and other areas of geosciences, and discusses the advances made in the last two decades and the future directions of nonlinear dynamics. Topics covered include predictability, ensemble prediction, nonlinear prediction, nonlinear time series analysis, low-dimensional chaos, nonlinear modeling, fractals and multifractals, bifurcation, complex networks, self-organized criticality, extreme events, and other aspects of nonlinear science.

About the Editors:

Dr. Anastasios Tsonis is Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI, USA. Dr. James Elsner is Professor in the Department of Geography at Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.

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"Nonlinear Dynamics in the Geosciences presents an eclectic collection of papers with the specific intent of exposing the reader to the breadth of scientific challenges in nonlinear geosciences, and to identifying common themes or approaches for solving these problems. … I recommend the book for both experts and those interested in perusing research in nonlinear dynamics. The cited references alone are of tremendous value." (Ben P. Kirtman, Eos, Vol. 89 (36), 2008)

“To provide a broad overview of the applications of nonlinear dynamics in the geosciences … . Technically, the book is of a rather good quality. … clear strength of the book is to provide a wealth of references to the current state of nonlinear science. …The book can serve both the novice and the expert reader – and what’s more, it will still remain an interesting read after the novice has become an expert himself.” (N. Dotzek, Meterologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 19 (1), February, 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387349176
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 9/7/2007
  • Edition description: 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 604
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface.- Introducing Networks in Climate Studies.- Two Paradigms in Landscape Dynamics: Self-Similar Processes and Emergence.- Effects of Systematic and Random Errors on the Spatial Scaling Properties in Radar-Estimated Rainfall.- Nonlinear Dynamics in the Earth’s Magnetosphere.- Microseism Activity and Equilibrium Fluctuations.- An Exponential Langevin-type Model for Rainfall Exhibiting Spatial and Temporal Scaling.- Storm Tracking and Ensemble Prediction .- Towards a Nonlinear Geophysical Theory of Floods in River Networks: An Overview of 20 Years of Progress.- Investigations of Wave-induced Nonlinear Response of Minor Species with the KBM Averaging Method.- ENSO Signal Propagation Detected by Wavelet Coherence and Mean Phase Coherence Methods.- Twenty-Five Years of Nonlinearity in Oceanography from the Lagrangian Perspective.- Self-Scaling of the Statistical Properties of a Minimal Model of the Atmospheric Circulation .- Hindcast AGCM Experiments on the Predictability of Stratospheric Sudden Warming.- Self Organized Criticality and/or Low Dimensional Chaos in Second Earthquake Processes: Theory and Practice in Hellenic Region.- Analysis of Nonlinear Biophysical Time Series in Aquatic Environments: Scaling Properties and Empirical Mode Decomposition.- The Arctic Ocean as a Coupled Oscillating System to the Forced 18.6 Year Lunar Gravity Cycle.- Dynamical Synchronization of Truth and Model as an Approach to Data Assimilation, Parameter Estimation, and Model Learning.- Scale, Scaling and Multifractals in Geosciences: Twenty Years On.- Statistics of Return Intervals and Extreme Events in Long-Term Correlated Time Series.- Statistical Properties of Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Variability.- On the Spatiotemporal Variability of the Temperature Anomaly Field.- Time Evolution of the Fractal Dimension of Electric Self-Potential Time Series.- Diffusion Entropy Analysis in Seismicity.- Snow Avalanches as a Non-Critical, Punctuated Equilibrium System.- Evidence fromWavelet Lag Coherence for Negligible Solar Forcing of Climate at Multi-year and Decadal Periods .- From Diversity to Volatility: Probability of Daily Precipitation Extremes.- Shastic Linear Models of Nonlinear Geosystems.- Reducing Forecast Uncertainty to Understand Atmospheric Flow Transitions.- The Role of El Nino—Southern Oscillation in Regulating its Background State.- Nonlinear Dynamics of Natural Hazards .- Predicting the Multifractal Geomagnetic Field.- Index.

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