NP2.3/AS4.20/CL4.6/GM2.7/HS12.9Modelling and Understanding Geophysical Systems as Complex Networks (co-organized)
|Convener: Reik Donner | Co-Conveners: Jürgen Kurths , Wolfgang Schwanghart , Tobias Heckmann|
Present-day, concepts and techniques from network theory are frequently used for studying the structures and spatio-temporal dynamics of complex systems in various scientific disciplines. Meanwhile, applications also cover the different fields of geosciences, ranging from hydrology and geomorphology (scaling of and sediment transport along river networks, spatial structure and interaction of sediment pathways in cascading systems), climatology (precipitation networks, temperature networks, networks of meteorological stations,...) to seismology (earthquake or general geodynamical networks) and natural hazard research (disaster spreading, causality networks).
This session will collect contributions from researchers working on data analysis and conceptual modelling in the different geoscientific disciplines and bring them together for discussing and exchanging knowledge about the current state of network approaches in their specific fields. Given enough interest by the participants, it is intended to collect selected presentations as well as some review chapters in a special publication.