Synchronization and Peak-to-Peak Dynamics in Networks of Low-Dimensional Chaotic Oscillators

Maggi, S. & Rinaldi, S. (2006). Synchronization and Peak-to-Peak Dynamics in Networks of Low-Dimensional Chaotic Oscillators. IIASA Interim Report. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: IR-06-069

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In this paper we study the relationships between local and global properties in networks of dynamical systems by focusing on two global properties, synchronization and peak-to-peak dynamics, and on two local properties, coherence of the components of the network and coupling strength. The analysis is restricted to networks of low-dimensional chaotic oscillators, i.e. oscillators which have peak-to-peak dynamics when they work in isolation. The results are obtained through simulation, first by considering pairs of coupled Lorenz, Roessler and Chua systems, and then by studying the behavior of spatially extended tritrophic food chains described by the Rosenzweig-MacArthur model. The conclusion is that synchronization and peak-to-peak dynamics are different aspects of the same collective behavior, which is easily obtained by enhancing local coupling and coherence. The importance of this findings is briefly discussed within the context of ecological modeling.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Interim Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Networks; Chaotic oscillators; Synchronization; Peak-to-peak dynamics; Coupling; Coherence
Research Programs: Evolution and Ecology (EEP)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 08:38
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:19

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