Noise-Induced Phenomena in the Environmental Sciences
- Luca Ridolfi, Politecnico di Torino
- Paolo D'Odorico, University of Virginia
- Francesco Laio, Politecnico di Torino
Randomness is ubiquitous in nature. Random drivers are generally considered a source of disorder in environmental systems. However, the interaction between noise and nonlinear dynamics may lead to the emergence of a number of ordered behaviors (in time and space) that would not exist in the absence of noise. This counterintuitive effect of randomness may play a crucial role in environmental processes. For example, seemingly 'random' background events in the atmosphere can grow into larger instabilities that have great effects on weather patterns. This book presents the basics of the theory of stochastic calculus and its application to the study of noise-induced phenomena in environmental systems. It will be an invaluable reference text for ecologists, geoscientists and environmental engineers interested in the study of stochastic environmental dynamics.Read more
- Addresses a broad readership of scientists who are not mathematicians
- Provides a thorough synthesis of research that is now spread in a diverse and broad body of literature
- Presents the main applications of theories of noise-induced phenomena to the earth and environmental sciences
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Adobe eBook Reader
- isbn: 9781139089159
- contains: 154 b/w illus.
- availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
Table of Contents
2. Noise-driven dynamical systems
3. Noise-induced phenomena in zero-dimensional systems
4. Noise-induced phenomena in environmental systems
5. Noise-induced pattern formation
6. Noise-induced patterns in environmental systems.
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