Special Issue "Advancing Complexity Research in Earth Sciences and Geography"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2022.
Interests: nonlinear dynamics; time series analysis; multiscale modeling; multiscale analysis of geophysical and geographic data; medical informatics; quantitative research on social, economic and financial complexity
Many complex phenomena in earth sciences and geography, including nonlinear fluid motions in the atmosphere, oceans, rivers, and lakes, coastal morphodynamics, volcanic and seismic activities, spatiotemporal dynamics of species, human movement trajectory, and city transportation dynamics, among many others, have played significant roles in the creation of complexity science, especially chaos theory and fractal geometry.With our increasing understanding of complex systems and availability of richer and more powerful methods for modeling complex systems, it is time to systematically examine the many complex phenomena in earth sciences and geography using state-of-the-art methods for modeling complex data. Undoubtedly, such efforts will invigorate research in earth sciences and geography and facilitate further development of complexity science. To help to achieve this goal, this Special Issue calls for papers that discuss which problems/phenomena in earth sciences and geography are complex, how they can be best solved/understood with which methods (or combination of methods) from complexity science, and whether new concepts and methods are needed to solve new problems that are closely related to the emergence of big data in earth sciences and geography. The topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Applications of complexity science in earth, ecological, and environmental sciences and geography;
- Fractal and spatial–temporal long-range correlations;
- Spatiotemporal data analysis;
- Multiscale analysis;
- Anomaly detection and precursor recognition in data;
- Complexity and natural hazards;
- Synthesizing methods from complexity science with AI-based techniques;
- Emergent phenomena in earth sciences and geography, including emergent behaviors in technological innovations.
Prof. Jianbo Gao
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- long-range correlation
- natural hazards