NP3.2Geocomplexity: Patterns and Processes in the Geosciences
|Convener: Cristian Suteanu | Co-Conveners: Jörn H. Kruhl , Richard Gloaguen , Olga Hachay , Jost von Hardenberg , Ulrike Feudel , Nadia Ursino|
A broad range of geophysical systems presents the emergence of characteristic spatial patterns and of long-lived coherent structures. The goal of this session is to provide a common forum for discussing the formation and dynamics of geophysical patterns from both observational and theoretical points of view, with a focus on the identification of the basic mechanisms at work and on the impact of these structures on system functioning.
Contributions describing observational and theoretical results from fields such as geomorphology, atmospheric and oceanic sciences, geology, geophysical fluid dynamics, ecohydrology and ecosystem dynamics are invited. We also welcome quantitative approaches to scaling aspects of geopatterns and geoprocesses, including temporal changes in irregular space-time patterns. Relevant theoretical contributions addressing general pattern formation and dynamics will also be of interest.