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Environmental superstatistics

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Mathematics for the Fluid Earth

Complex systems in driven nonequilibrium situations often consist of a superposition of several dynamics on well-separated time scales. Sometimes the parameters of the system fluctuate as well, on a much larger time scale than the local dynamics. The resulting marginal distributions typically have fat tails, which can be understood by superstatistical techniques. After a short review of the field I will concentrate on some examples relevant for planet earth: The dynamics of tracer particles in turbulent flows, the surface temperature statistics at various locations on planet earth, and the dynamics of sea levels.

This talk is part of the Isaac Newton Institute Seminar Series series.

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