Simple and Complex Patterns in Coupled Map Lattices

  • L. Bunimovich
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 280)


Coupled map lattices appear mainly as a tool to understand some features of space-time motions of nonlinear spatially distributed systems and especially of turbulent flows in fluids. The last ones demonstrate two basic phenomena, i. e. space-time chaos and coherent structures. The general questions that arise in the field are:
  1. 1.

    What does it mean that the motion of a dynamic system is space-time chaotic?

  2. 2.

    What does it mean that in the motion of a dynamic system one faces coherent structures?

  3. 3.

    How could coherent structures appear from chaos?

  4. 4.

    What are the types of coexistence of these phenomena (intermittency)?



Coherent Structure Diffusive Coupling Spatial Interaction Thermodynamic Formalism Random Initial Condition 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Bunimovich
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Scientific InterchangeTorinoItaly
  2. 2.Institute of OceanologyMoscowUSSR

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