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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.
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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

Contributors xiii

1 Introducing Networks in Climate Studies Anastasios A. Tsonis 1

2 Two Paradigms in Landscape Dynamics: Self-Similar Processes and Emergence A. Brad Murray 17

3 Effects of Systematic and Random Errors on the Spatial Scaling Properties in Radar-Estimated Rainfall Gabriele Villarini Grzegorz J. Ciach Witold F. Krajewski Keith M. Nordstrom Vijay K. Gupta 37

4 Nonlinear Dynamics in the Earth's Magnetosphere Daniel N. Baker Alexander J. Klimas Dimitris Vassiliadis 53

5 Microseism Activity and Equilibrium Fluctuations Antoni M. Correig Merce Urquizu Josep Vila Ramon Macia 69

6 An Exponential Langevin-type Model for Rainfall Exhibiting Spatial and Temporal Scaling Victor B. Sapozhnikov Efi Foufoula-Georgiou 87

7 Storm Tracking and Ensemble Prediction Lizzie S. R. Froude Lennart Bengtsson Kevin I. Hodges 101

8 Towards a Nonlinear Geophysical Theory of Floods in River Networks: An Overview of 20 Years of Progress Vijay K. Gupta Brent M. Troutman David R. Dawdy 121

9 Investigations of Wave-induced Nonlinear Response of Minor Species with the KBM Averaging Method Tai-Yin Huang 153

10 ENSO Signal Propagation Detected by Wavelet Coherence and Mean Phase Coherence Methods Svetlana Jevrejeva John C. Moore Aslak Grinsted 167

11 25 Years of Nonlinearity in Oceanography from the Lagrangian Perspective A. D. Kirwan Jr., Bruce L. Lipphardt Jr., Andrew C. Poje Lakshmi Kantha Melissa Zweng 177

12 Self-Scaling of the Statistical Properties of a Minimal Model of the Atmospheric Circulation Valerio Lucarini Antonio Speranza Renato Vitolo 197

13 Hindcast AGCM Experiments on the Predictability of Stratospheric Sudden Warming Hitoshi Mukougawa Toshihiko HirookaTomoko Ichimaru Yuhji Kuroda 221

14 Self Organized Criticality and/or Low Dimensional Chaos in Second Earthquake Processes: Theory and Practice in Hellenic Region Giorgos P. Pavlos A. C. Iliopoulos M. A. Athanasiu 235

15 Analysis of Nonlinear Biophysical Time Series in Aquatic Environments: Scaling Properties and Empirical Mode Decomposition Francois G. Schmitt Yongxiang Huang Zhiming Lu Sylvie Zongo Brizard Juan Carlos Molinero Yulu Liu 261

16 The Arctic Ocean as a Coupled Oscillating System to the Forced 18.6 Year Lunar Gravity Cycle Harald Yndestad 281

17 Dynamical Synchronization of Truth and Model as an Approach to Data Assimilation, Parameter Estimation, and Model Learning Gregory S. Duane Joseph J. Tribbia 291

18 Scale, Scaling and Multifractals in Geosciences: Twenty Years On Shaun Lovejoy and Daniel Schertzer 311

19 Statistics of Return Intervals and Extreme Events in Long-Term Correlated Time Series Armin Bunde Jan F. Eichner Jan W. Kantelhardt Shlomo Havlin 339

20 Statistical Properties of Mid-Latitude Atmospheric Variability Sandro Calmanti Alessandro Dell'Aquila Valerio Lucarini Paulo M. Ruti Antonio Speranza 369

21 On the Spatiotemporal Variability of the Temperature Anomaly Field Leila M. V. Carvalho Anastasios A. Tsonis Charles Jones 393

22 Time Evolution of the Fractal Dimension of Electric Self-Potential Time Series Francisco Cervantes-De la Torre Carlos G. Pavia-Miller Alejandro Ramirez-Rojas Fernando Angulo-Brown 407

23 Diffusion Entropy Analysis in Seismicity Abigail Jimenez Kristy F. Tiampo Antonio M. Posadas 419

24 Snow Avalanches as a Non-Critical, Punctuated Equilibrium System David M. McClung 429

25 Evidence from Wavelet Lag Coherence for Negligible Solar Forcing of Climate at Multi-year and Decadal Periods John Moore Aslak Grinsted Svetlana Jevrejeva 457

26 From Diversity to Volatility: Probability of Daily Precipitation Extremes Anna K. Panorska Alexander Gershunov Tomasz J. Kozubowski 465

27 Stochastic Linear Models of Nonlinear Geosystems Cecile Penland 485

28 Reducing Forecast Uncertainty to Understand Atmospheric Flow Transitions Paul J. Roebber Anastasios A. Tsonis 517

29 The Role of El Nino-Southern Oscillation in Regulating its Background State De-Zheng Sun 537

30 Nonlinear Dynamics of Natural Hazards Donald L. Turcotte Sergey G. Abaimov Robert Shcherbakov John B. Rundle 557

31 Predicting the Multifractal Geomagnetic Field Dimitris Vassiliadis Antti Pulkkinen Alexander J. Klimas Daniel N. Baker 581

Index 601

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