On the validity of a model for the reversals of the Earth‘s magnetic field

  • We have used techniques of nonlinear dynamics to compare a special model for the reversals of the Earth's magnetic field with the observational data. Although this model is rather simple, there is no essential difference to the data by means of well-known characteristics, such as correlation function and probability distribution. Applying methods of symbolic dynamics we have found that the considered model is not able to describe the dynamical properties of the observed process. These significant differences are expressed by algorithmic complexity and Renyi information.

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Author:Annette Witt, Jürgen Kurths, F. Krause, K. Fischer
Series (Serial Number):NLD Preprints (paper 004)
Document Type:Preprint
Year of Completion:1994
Publishing Institution:Universität Potsdam
Release Date:2007/05/18
Organizational units:Mathematisch-Naturwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Physik und Astronomie
Wissenschaftliche Einrichtungen / Interdisziplinäres Zentrum Dynamik komplexer Systeme
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Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 53 Physik / 530 Physik