Chaos Characteristics of Tree-Ring Series

by Garrett D. Jeong, Purdue Univ, West Lafayette, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated Perspectives


Thirteen tree-ring series from the Salt and Verde River basins in Arizona are studied to distinguish between chaos and randomness. A chaotic moving average model that represents the time series as a convolution of a linear filter and an uncorrelated chaotic process is used. The results are compared to those given by the Grassberger-Procaccia algorithm (GPA) which can also identify the presence of low-dimensional chaotic dynamics.

Subject Headings: Rivers and streams | Algorithms | Mathematical models | Trees | Salts | Time series analysis | Climates | Mathematics | Arizona | United States

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