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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1997)

Document title

Simplexity and the reinvention of equifinality

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PHILLIPS J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of geography, East Carolina University, ETATS-UNIS

Abstract

Some earth surface systems apparently exhibit deterministic chaos, where small differences in initial conditions produce increasingly divergent results. This casts doubt on the venerable concept of equifinality, whereby surface features converge to similar forms. Chaos precludes equifinality, sensu stricto, at certain scales, but simplexity produces equifinality at others. Simplexity is illustrated in a case study of soil-landform relationships

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Geographical analysis / ISSN 0016-7363

Editor : Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH - ETATS-UNIS (1969)

Millesime : 1997, vol. 29, no1 [pp. 1-15]

Bibliographic references : 49 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17078

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