From strange attractors to real-world data: Evaluating a bedform model by measuring the distance between state-space plots

Journal Article (Review;Journal)

A new nonlinear data-analysis technique compares the typical sequences in different time or spatial series. The method quantitatively compares delay-coordinate embedded state-space plots by treating them plots as probability distributions. Thus its application is not limited to data generated by deterministic systems, and does not require knowledge of a system 's dimension. In a preliminary application, comparing state-space plots of natural and model-generated eolian ripples suggests that the interactions in them have similarities with those in nature, and that this method can be of use as an additional model evaluation tool. © 2001 International Association for Mathematical Geology.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Murray, AB

Published Date

  • January 1, 2001

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 293 - 300

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0882-8121

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1023/A:1007634122624

Citation Source

  • Scopus