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The periodic structure of the natural record, and nonlinear dynamics.

Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union

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Abstract

This paper addresses how nonlinear dynamics can contribute to interpretations of the geologic record and evolutionary processes. Background is given to explain why nonlinear concepts are important. A resume of personal research is offered to illustrate why I think nonlinear processes fit with observations on geological and cosmological time series data. The fabric of universal periodicity arrays generated by nonlinear processes is illustrated by means of a simple computer mode. I conclude with implications concerning patterns of evolution, stratigraphic boundary events, and close correlations of major geologically instantaneous events (such as impacts or massive volcanic episodes) with any sharply defined boundary in the geologic column. - from Author

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
The periodic structure of the natural record, and nonlinear dynamics.
Series title:
Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
Volume
68
Issue:
50
Year Published:
1987
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
1651
Last page:
1661
Number of Pages:
11