Clues to the existence of deterministic chaos in river flow


Journal Article

The present work investigates the existence of a component of deterministic chaos in the discharge time series of a river. The first part of the work is concerned with the reconstruction of the attractor and the calculation of the correlation integral; in the second part the analysis is conducted with the aid of nonlinear prediction. Some clues emerge as to the possible presence of chaos, probably immersed in a phenomenon altogether more extensive and manifold. If confirmed, this presence could provide interesting openings for a better comprehension of the formation mechanism of river flow, and a more precise forecasting of floods.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Porporato, A; Ridolfi, L

Published Date

  • July 10, 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 10 / 15

Start / End Page

  • 1821 - 1862

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0217-9792

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1142/S0217979296000830

Citation Source

  • Scopus