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

Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical Union


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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
Larger Work Title Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union
First page 1651
Last page 1661
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