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Title:Identification and Characterization of Ecohydrologic Process Networks
Author(s):Ruddell, Benjamin Lyle
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Kumar, Praveen
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Degree:Ph.D.
Genre:Dissertation
Subject(s):Hydrology
Abstract:However, all systems studied respond in a unified way to the mean Shannon entropy, which is a measure of the mean stochastic variability in the system in a given state. More Shannon entropy causes more information flow and more emergent self-organized feedback behavior in all systems. Two unifying principles, the Information Production Hypothesis and the Moderate Entropy Hypothesis, are proposed to explain how ecohydrological systems organize themselves in response to stochastic variability. It turns out that the stochastic variability, in addition to physical quantities such as the air temperature, is a fundamental determinant of the organization of complex adaptive ecohydrological systems.
Issue Date:2008
Type:Text
Language:English
Description:162 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/87878
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3347503
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-28
Date Deposited:2008


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