8 research outputs found

    Symmetries in the Lorenz-96 model

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    The Lorenz-96 model is widely used as a test model for various applications, such as data assimilation methods. This symmetric model has the forcing F∈RF\in\mathbb{R} and the dimension n∈Nn\in\mathbb{N} as parameters and is Zn\mathbb{Z}_n equivariant. In this paper, we unravel its dynamics for F<0F<0 using equivariant bifurcation theory. Symmetry gives rise to invariant subspaces, that play an important role in this model. We exploit them in order to generalise results from a low dimension to all multiples of that dimension. We discuss symmetry for periodic orbits as well. Our analysis leads to proofs of the existence of pitchfork bifurcations for F<0F<0 in specific dimensions nn: In all even dimensions, the equilibrium (F,…,F)(F,\ldots,F) exhibits a supercritical pitchfork bifurcation. In dimensions n=4kn=4k, k∈Nk\in\mathbb{N}, a second supercritical pitchfork bifurcation occurs simultaneously for both equilibria originating from the previous one. Furthermore, numerical observations reveal that in dimension n=2qpn=2^qp, where q∈N∪{0}q\in\mathbb{N}\cup\{0\} and pp is odd, there is a finite cascade of exactly qq subsequent pitchfork bifurcations, whose bifurcation values are independent of nn. This structure is discussed and interpreted in light of the symmetries of the model.Comment: 31 pages, 9 figures and 3 table

    On Max-Semistable Laws and Extremes for Dynamical Systems

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    Suppose [Formula: see text] is a measure preserving dynamical system and [Formula: see text] a measurable observable. Let [Formula: see text] denote the time series of observations on the system, and consider the maxima process [Formula: see text]. Under linear scaling of [Formula: see text] , its asymptotic statistics are usually captured by a three-parameter generalised extreme value distribution. This assumes certain regularity conditions on the measure density and the observable. We explore an alternative parametric distribution that can be used to model the extreme behaviour when the observables (or measure density) lack certain regular variation assumptions. The relevant distribution we study arises naturally as the limit for max-semistable processes. For piecewise uniformly expanding dynamical systems, we show that a max-semistable limit holds for the (linear) scaled maxima process

    Wave propagation in the Lorenz-96 model

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    In this paper we study the spatiotemporal properties of waves in the Lorenz-96 model and their dependence on the dimension parameter <i>n</i> and the forcing parameter <i>F</i>. For <i>F</i> &gt; 0 the first bifurcation is either a supercritical Hopf or a double-Hopf bifurcation and the periodic attractor born at these bifurcations represents a traveling wave. Its spatial wave number increases linearly with <i>n</i>, but its period tends to a finite limit as <i>n</i> → ∞. For <i>F</i> &lt; 0 and odd <i>n</i>, the first bifurcation is again a supercritical Hopf bifurcation, but in this case the period of the traveling wave also grows linearly with <i>n</i>. For <i>F</i> &lt; 0 and even <i>n</i>, however, a Hopf bifurcation is preceded by either one or two pitchfork bifurcations, where the number of the latter bifurcations depends on whether <i>n</i> has remainder 2 or 0 upon division by 4. This bifurcation sequence leads to stationary waves and their spatiotemporal properties also depend on the remainder after dividing <i>n</i> by 4. Finally, we explain how the double-Hopf bifurcation can generate two or more stable waves with different spatiotemporal properties that coexist for the same parameter values <i>n</i> and <i>F</i>

    Extreme value laws in dynamical systems under physical observables

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    Extreme value theory for chaotic dynamical systems is a rapidly expanding area of research. Given a system and a real function (observable) defined on its phase space, extreme value theory studies the limit probabilistic laws obeyed by large values attained by the observable along orbits of the system. Based on this theory, the so-called block maximum method is often used in applications for statistical prediction of large value occurrences. In this method, one performs inference for the parameters of the Generalised Extreme Value (GEV) distribution, using maxima over blocks of regularly sampled observations along an orbit of the system. The observables studied so far in the theory are expressed as functions of the distance with respect to a point, which is assumed to be a density point of the system's invariant measure. However, this is not the structure of the observables typically encountered in physical applications, such as windspeed or vorticity in atmospheric models. In this paper we consider extreme value limit laws for observables which are not functions of the distance from a density point of the dynamical system. In such cases, the limit laws are no longer determined by the functional form of the observable and the dimension of the invariant measure: they also depend on the specific geometry of the underlying attractor and of the observable's level sets. We present a collection of analytical and numerical results, starting with a toral hyperbolic automorphism as a simple template to illustrate the main ideas. We then formulate our main results for a uniformly hyperbolic system, the solenoid map. We also discuss non-uniformly hyperbolic examples of maps (H\'enon and Lozi maps) and of flows (the Lorenz63 and Lorenz84 models). Our purpose is to outline the main ideas and to highlight several serious problems found in the numerical estimation of the limit laws

    Chaotic dynamics from a pseudo-linear system

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    Investigating the possibility of applying techniques from linear systems theory to the setting of non-linear systems has been the focus of many papers. The pseudo-linear (PL) form representation of non-linear dynamical systems has led to the concept of non-linear eigenvalues (NEValues) and non-linear eigenvectors (NEVectors). When the NEVectors do not depend on the state vector of the system, then the NEValues determine the global qualitative behaviour of a non-linear system throughout the state space. The aim of this paper is to use this fact to construct a non-linear dynamical system of which the trajectories of the system show continual stretching and folding. We first prove that the system is globally bounded. Next we analyse the system numerically by studying bifurcations of equilibria and periodic orbits. Chaos arises due to a period doubling cascade of periodic attractors. Chaotic attractors are presumably of Hénon-like type, which means that they are the closure of the unstable manifold of a saddle periodic orbit. We also show how PL forms can be used to control the chaotic system and to synchronize two identical chaotic systems

    Global bifurcation analysis of Topp system

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    In this paper, we study the 3-dimensional Topp model for the dynamics of diabetes. First, we reduce the model to a planar quartic system. In particular, studying global bifurcations, we prove that such a system can have at most two limit cycles. Next, we study the dynamics of the full 3-dimensional model. We show that for suitable parameter values an equilibrium bifurcates through a Hopf-saddle-node bifurcation. Numerical analysis suggests that near this point Shilnikov homoclinic orbits exist. In addition, chaotic attractors arise through period doubling cascades of limit cycles