Series: Developments in Environmental Modelling

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Book Series: Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling

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Volume 29. Time and Methods in Environmental Interfaces Modelling

Published: 14th November 2016 Authors: Dragutin Mihailovic Igor Balaž Darko Kapor
  • Developments in Environmental Modelling
  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Part I: Introduction
    • Chapter 1. Environmental interface: Definition and introductory comments
    • Chapter 2. Advanced theoretician's tools in the modelling of the environmental interface systems
      • 2.1. Modelling Architecture
      • 2.2. Basics of Category Theory
      • 2.3. Basics of Mathematical Theory of General Systems
      • 2.4. Formal Concept Analysis in modelling the Interaction of Living Systems and Their Environments
      • 2.5. Basic Concepts of the Chaos Theory
    • Chapter 3. Approaches and meaning of time in the modelling of the environmental interface systems
      • 3.1. Model Choice
      • 3.2. Continuous Time Versus Discrete Time in Building the Model
      • 3.3. Time in Model Building
    • Chapter 4. Examples of use of the formal complex analysis
      • 4.1. Use of Formal Complex Analysis in the Context of Animals: An Example
      • 4.2. Use of Formal Complex Analysis in Constructing the Subjective Interface Between Biological Systems and Their Environments
  • Part II: Time in Environmental Interfaces Modelling
    • Chapter 5. Time in philosophy and physics
      • 5.1. Time in Philosophy
      • 5.2. Time in Physics
    • Chapter 6. Time in biology
    • Chapter 7. Functional time: Definition and examples
      • 7.1. Mollusk Time Reflex Formation
      • 7.2. Prisoner Time Formation in the Cell
      • 7.3. Functional Time Formation in Process of Biochemical Substance Exchange in Ring of Cells
  • Part III: Use of Different Coupled Maps in the Environmental Interfaces Modelling
    • Chapter 8. Coupled logistic maps in the environmental interfaces modelling
      • 8.1. Coupling of Two Logistic Maps
      • 8.2. An Example of Diffusive Coupling: Interaction of Two Environmental Interfaces on the Earth's Surface
      • 8.3. The Linear Coupling
    • Chapter 9. Logistic difference equation on extended domain
      • 9.1. Logistic Equation on Extended Domain: Mathematical Background
      • 9.2. Logistic Equation on Extended Domain in Coupled Maps Serving the Combined Coupling: A Dynamical Analysis
    • Chapter 10. Generalized logistic equation with affinity: Its use in modelling heterogeneous environmental interfaces
      • 10.1. Generalized Logistic Map With Affinity: Mathematical Background
      • 10.2. Uncertainties in Modelling the Turbulent Energy Exchange Over the Heterogeneous Environmental Interfaces — Schmidt's Paradox
      • 10.3. Use of the Generalized Logistic Equation With Affinity in Modelling the Turbulent Energy Exchange Over the Heterogeneous Environmental Interfaces
    • Chapter 11. Maps serving the different coupling in the environmental interfaces modelling in the presence of noise
      • 11.1. Behavior of a Logistic Map Driven by Fluctuations
      • 11.2. Behavior of the Coupled Maps Serving the Combined Coupling in the Presence of Dynamical Noise
  • Part IV: Heterarchy and Exchange Processes Between Environmental Interfaces
    • Chapter 12. Heterarchy as a concept in environmental interfaces modelling
      • 12.1. Hierarchy and Heterarchy
      • 12.2. Observational Heterarchy and Formalization of Heterarchical Levels
    • Chapter 13. Heterarchy and biochemical substance exchange in a diffusively coupled ring of cells
      • 13.1. Observational Heterarchy and Biochemical Substance Exchange Between Two Cells
      • 13.2. Simulations of Active Coupling in a Multicell System
    • Chapter 14. Heterarchy and albedo of the heterogeneous environmental interfaces in environmental modelling
      • 14.1. Heterarchy and Aggregation of Albedo Over Heterogeneous Environmental Interfaces
      • 14.2. Influence of the Albedo Calculation on the Effective Temperature of the Heterogeneous Grid-Box Consisting of Different Covers
  • Part V: Complexity Measures and Time Series Analysis of the Processes at the Environmental Interfaces
    • Chapter 15. Kolmogorov complexity and the measures based on this complexity
      • 15.1. Introductory Comments About Complexity of Environmental Interface Systems
      • 15.2. In What Extent Kolmogorov Complexity Enlightens the Physical Complexity?
      • 15.3. Novel Measures Based on the Kolmogorov Complexity
      • 15.4. Application to Different Dynamical Systems
    • Chapter 16. Complexity analysis of the ionizing and nonionizing radiation time series
      • 16.1. A Complexity Analysis of 222Rn Concentration Variation in a Cave
      • 16.2. Use of Complexity Analysis in Analyzing the Dependence of 222Rn Concentration Time Series on Indoor Air Temperature and Humidity
      • 16.3. Use of the Kolmogorov Complexity and Its Spectrum in Analysis of the UV-B Radiation Time Series
    • Chapter 17. Complexity analysis of the environmental fluid flow time series
      • 17.1. Complexity Analysis of the Mountain River Flow Time Series
      • 17.2. Randomness Representation in Turbulent Flows with Bed Roughness Elements Using the Kolmogorov Complexity Spectrum
      • 17.3. Application of the Complexity Measures Based on the Kolmogorov Complexity on the Analysis of Different River Flow Regimes
    • Chapter 18. How to face the complexity of climate models?
      • 18.1. Complexity of the Observed Climate Time Series
      • 18.2. Complexity of the Modeled Climate Time Series
  • Part VI: Phenomenon of Chaos in Computing the Environmental Interface Variables
    • Chapter 19. Interrelations between mathematics and environmental sciences
      • 19.1. The Role of Mathematics in Environmental Sciences
      • 19.2. Difference Equations and Occurrence of Chaos in Modelling of Phenomena in the Environmental World
    • Chapter 20. Chaos in modelling the global climate system
      • 20.1. Climate Predictability and Climate Models
      • 20.2. An Example of the Regional Climate Model Application
      • 20.3. Occurrence of Chaos at Environmental Interfaces in Climate Models
    • Chapter 21. Chaos in exchange of vertical turbulent energy fluxes over environmental interfaces in climate models
      • 21.1. Chaos in Computing the Environmental Interface Temperature
      • 21.2. A Dynamic Analysis of Solutions for the Environmental Interface and Deeper Soil Layer Temperatures Represented by the Coupled Difference Equations
    • Chapter 22. Synchronization and stability of the horizontal energy exchange between environmental interfaces in climate models
      • 22.1. Synchronization in Horizontal Energy Exchange Between Environmental Interfaces
      • 22.2. Stability of Horizontal Energy Exchange Between Environmental Interfaces
  • Part VII: Synchronization and Stability of the Biochemical Substance Exchange Between Cells
    • Chapter 23. Environmental interfaces and their stability in biological systems
      • 23.1. Building Blocks of Environmental Interfaces
      • 23.2. Emergence of Functionality
      • 23.3. Functional Stability
    • Chapter 24. Synchronization of the biochemical substance exchange between cells
      • 24.1. A Model Representing Biochemical Substance Exchange Between Cells: Model Formalization
      • 24.2. Synchronization of the Biochemical Substance Exchange Between Cells: Effect of Fluctuations of Environmental Parameters to Behavior of the Model
    • Chapter 25. Complexity and asymptotic stability in the process of biochemical substance exchange in multicell system
      • 25.1. Complexity of the Intercellular Biochemical Substance Exchange
      • 25.2. Asymptotic Stability of the Intercellular Biochemical Substance Exchange
      • 25.3. Biochemical Substance Exchange in a Multicell System
    • Chapter 26. Use of pseudospectra in analyzing the influence of intercellular nanotubes on cell-to-cell communication integrity
      • 26.1. Biological Importance of Tunneling Nanotubes
      • 26.2. Computing the Threshold of the Influence of Intercellular Nanotubes on Cell-To-Cell Communication Integrity
      • 26.3. Analysis of a Simple Deterministic Model of Intercellular Communication
  • Index

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