(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

The shape of patterns to come : from initial formation to long-term evolution

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

MURRAY A.B. (1) ; GOLDSTEIN E.B. (1) ; COCO G. (2) ;
(1) Division of Earth and Ocean Sciences, Nicholas School of the Environment; Center for Nonlinear and Complex Systems, Duke Univ., Durham, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Environmental Hydraulics Inst., "IH Cantabria", Univ. de Cantabria, Santander, ESPAGNE


The variety of behaviors observed, either through field and laboratory experiments or numerical modeling, can be reduced to 4 classes: 1) simple stabilization; 2) significant pattern coarsening en route to saturated wavelength; 3) perpetual coarsening; 4) slow evolution. Within these classes the AA. also observe generalizable non-linear behaviors. Predicting the shape of patterns to come remains a challenge that requires a range of modeling approaches to address both initial instabilities and the emergent properties of evolving patterns. Consideration of generic system behaviors at the pattern scale could enhance future pattern formation studies, facilitating appropriate pairings of analysis approaches and pattern-evolution modes


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 39, no1 [pp. 62-70]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 5 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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