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Irreversible Phenomena and Dynamical Systems Analysis in Geosciences / Edition 1

Irreversible Phenomena and Dynamical Systems Analysis in Geosciences / Edition 1

by Grïgoire Nicolis


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ISBN-13: 9789027723635
Publisher: Springer Netherlands
Publication date: 11/30/1986
Series: Nato Science Series C: , #192
Edition description: 1987
Pages: 578
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.36(d)

Table of Contents

I — Dynamical Systems, Stability and Bifurcation.- Bifurcation and Stochastic Analysis of Nonlinear Systems: An Introduction.- Catastrophe Theory in Geophysics.- II — Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.- Patterns of Heat Transfer by Thermal Convection in a Rotating Fluid Subject to a Horizontal Temperature Gradient: A Summary.- Convection in Spherical Systems.- Dynamo Theory.- Nonpropagating Solitons and Edge Waves.- Universal Power Spectra for Wave Turbulence; Applications to Wind Waves and 1/f Noise.- Fluctuations and Dissipation in Problems of Geophysical Fluid Dynamics.- III — Atmospheric Dynamics.- Deterministic and Stochastic Aspects of Atmospheric Dynamics.- The Blocking Transition.- Dynamics and Statistics of Atmospheric Low Frequency Variability.- Dynamics, Statistics and Predictability of Planetary Flow Regimes.- An Analytic Approach to Atmospheric Waves in Three Dimensions.- IV — Climate Dynamics.- Nonlinear Phenomena in Climate Dynamics.- Climatic Predictability and Dynamical Systems.- Modeling the ?18 O-derived Record of Quaternary Climatic Change with Low Order Dynamical Systems.- Ice Sheet Dynamics and the Pleistocene Ice Ages.- A Relaxation Oscillator Model of the Ice Age Cycle.- Cloud-Ice-Vapor Feedbacks in a Global Climate Model.- Sea Ice-Ocean Interaction.- Some Aspects of Ocean Circulation Models.- Climate Variability: Some Results from a Simple Low-Order GCM.- Nuclear Winter: Recent Climate Model Results, Uncertainties, and Research Needs.- V — Geology.- Modeling Geochemical Self-Organization.- Nonlinear Convection Problems in Geology.- Reaction-Percolation Instability.- On Geomorphic Patterns with a Focus on Stone Circles Viewed as a Free-Convection Phenomenon.- VI — Concluding Remarks.- Low-Order Models and their Uses.

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