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Geophysical Sciences

Natural Time Analysis: The New View of Time

Precursory Seismic Electric Signals, Earthquakes and other Complex Time Series

Authors: Varotsos, Panayiotis, Sarlis, Nicholas V., Skordas, Efthimios S.

  • Provides up-to-date insight on identifying when a system approaches a critical point
  • Two special chapters present the natural time analysis of complex time-series
  • Includes useful applications of natural time to seismicity, earthquake prediction, biological time series and electrocardiograms analysis
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This book deals with the theory and the applications of a new time domain, termed natural time domain, that has been forwarded by the authors almost a decade ago (P.A. Varotsos, N.V. Sarlis and E.S. Skordas, Practica of Athens Academy 76, 294-321, 2001; Physical Review E 66, 011902, 2002). In particular, it has been found that novel dynamical features hidden behind time series in complex systems can emerge upon analyzing them in this new time domain, which conforms to the desire to reduce uncertainty and extract signal information as much as possible. The analysis in natural time enables the study of the dynamical evolution of a complex system and identifies when the system enters a critical stage. Hence, natural time plays a key role in predicting impending catastrophic events in general. Relevant examples of data analysis in this new time domain have been published during the last decade in a large variety of fields, e.g., Earth Sciences, Biology and Physics. The book explains in detail a series of such examples including the identification of the sudden cardiac death risk in Cardiology, the recognition of electric signals that precede earthquakes, the determination of the time of an impending major mainshock in Seismology, and the analysis of the avalanches of the penetration of magnetic flux into thin films of type II superconductors in Condensed Matter Physics. In general, this book is concerned with the time-series analysis of signals emitted from complex systems by means of the new time domain and provides advanced students and research workers in diverse fields with a sound grounding in the fundamentals of current research work on detecting (long-range) correlations in complex time series. Furthermore, the modern techniques of Statistical Physics in time series analysis, for example Hurst analysis, the detrended fluctuation analysis, the wavelet transform etc., are presented along with their advantages when natural time domain is employed.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Introduction to Seismic Electric Signals

    Varotsos, Panayiotis A. (et al.)

    Pages 3-115

  • Natural Time. Background

    Varotsos, Panayiotis A. (et al.)

    Pages 119-157

  • Entropy in Natural Time

    Varotsos, Panayiotis A. (et al.)

    Pages 159-187

  • Natural Time Analysis of Seismic Electric Signals

    Varotsos, Panayiotis A. (et al.)

    Pages 191-235

  • Natural Time Investigation of the Effect of Significant Data Loss on Identifying Seismic Electric Signals

    Varotsos, Panayiotis A. (et al.)

    Pages 237-245

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eBook $189.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-16449-1
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Hardcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-16448-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $239.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-27134-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Natural Time Analysis: The New View of Time
Book Subtitle
Precursory Seismic Electric Signals, Earthquakes and other Complex Time Series
Authors
Series Title
Geophysical Sciences
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-16449-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-16449-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-16448-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-27134-2
Series ISSN
1615-9748
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 452
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