• Is there an attractor for the Indian summer monsoon?

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      Monsoon climate and variability; deterministic chaos; strange attractors; phase space analysis

    • Abstract

       

      Aperiodicity in the time series of Indian summer rainfall for 116 years is analysed using the phase space approach. The question whether a low-dimensional strange attractor is associated with the chaotic behaviour of the monsoon system is investigated. It is found that a strange attractor of dimensionality around 5·1 exists and the system has 12 relevant degrees of freedom.

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      V Satyan1

      1. Physical Research Laboratory, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad - 380 009, India
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  • Journal of Earth System Science | News

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