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Título: Dynamical Analysis and Visualization of Tornadoes Time Series
Autor: Lopes, António M.
Machado, J. A. Tenreiro
Data: 2015
Editora: PLOS
Relatório da Série N.º: PLOS ONE;Vol. 10, Issue 3
Resumo: In this paper we analyze the behavior of tornado time-series in the U.S. from the perspective of dynamical systems. A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from a cumulonimbus cloud down to the ground. Such phenomena reveal features that are well described by power law functions and unveil characteristics found in systems with long range memory effects. Tornado time series are viewed as the output of a complex system and are interpreted as a manifestation of its dynamics. Tornadoes are modeled as sequences of Dirac impulses with amplitude proportional to the events size. First, a collection of time series involving 64 years is analyzed in the frequency domain by means of the Fourier transform. The amplitude spectra are approximated by power law functions and their parameters are read as an underlying signature of the system dynamics. Second, it is adopted the concept of circular time and the collective behavior of tornadoes analyzed. Clustering techniques are then adopted to identify and visualize the emerging patterns.
Peer review: yes
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10400.22/6945
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0120260
Versão do Editor: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120260
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