Heteroclinic Networks

Heteroclinic networks – probing the hidden influence of unstable fixed points

The stable fixed points of a dynamical system attract obvious interest as potential resting points, or final states. Without continued forcing, for example, a physical pendulum will ultimately end up hanging motionless in the downward position. Read more

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Using Extreme Value Theory to Characterize Chaotic Dynamics

In the analysis of dynamical systems, the correlation dimension is a useful indicator describing the fractal structure of invariant sets. Other measures, such as the Lyapunov exponents and the entropy, provide complementary information on the time scale of predictability of the system. Read more

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Characterizing local energy transfers in atmospheric flows

Computational models employed for simulations of weather and climate have limited spatial resolution, currently around 2 km for regional weather models and 100 km for global climate models. Read more

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LML External Fellow Davide Faranda has received the 2018 Outstanding Early Career Scientists Award of the European Geosciences Union

Davide was given the award for “his exceptional contributions to developing the theory of extreme values for dynamical systems and its use for analysing the underlying properties of the dynamics of the atmosphere and the climate system.” Read more