Title: Chaos, diversity, turbulence and sustainable development

Authors: Jacques C.J. Nihoul

Addresses: Model Environment, University of Liege, B-5a Sart Tilman, 4000 Liege, Belgium, EU

Abstract: Palaeoclimatic studies and models provide valuable assets for the understanding of the profound changes that the Earth|s planet and its planetary envelope risk to undergo in a near future – models of sustainable development at decanal to centurial time scales, while feeding on palaeoclimatic data, must take into account both the diversity and the |turbulence| (sub-window scale fluctuations and shed entropy) to develop series of space-time nested models defined by their time-space spectral window.

Keywords: chaos; diversity; turbulence; spectral windows nested models; sustainable development; sustainability; palaeoclimatic modelling; climate variables.

DOI: 10.1504/IJCSM.2007.013766

International Journal of Computing Science and Mathematics, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.107 - 114

Published online: 25 May 2007 *

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