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By Horst J. Neugebauer, Clemens Simmer

This day, earth and existence scientists are more and more faced with the complicated complexity of phenomena enmeshed in a doubtless boundless net of interrelations. to accommodate this complexity and to extra our skill to investigate and are expecting method habit, technological know-how is studying to go beyond reliance on averages and ?permanence? and to contemplate the basic multiple-scale personality of phenomena. The contributions accumulated the following aspect innovations of multi-scale and fractal research that improve the research of geo-complexity. They characterize a multi-disciplinary method of realizing the geological historical past of a bit of the reduce Rhine River. they've got in universal the underlying query of ways our qualitative modelling of normal phenomena do or don't turn out the life of consultant averages.

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As this resolution is on the printed map, thus at map scale we have the relation (table 1, row 5, col. 5) ∆xmap s= ∆x where ∆x now relates to the resolution in object space, e. g. for a map of scale 1:10,000 printed with 600 dpi we have ∆x ≈ 40 cm. This relation is generally valid. 4. Average wavelength λx and window-size σx can be linked the following way: In case we smooth a pure noise signal the resulting signal will be smooth. Its average wavelength is (table 1, row 6, col. 6) sw √ λx = 2 2 π σ x ≈ 9 σ x The reason √ is: The Gaussian window function Gσ (x) has effective bandwidth b = 1/2 2 π σx .

E. g. 281/10, 000 ≈ 1 : 35, 000). 56∆xmap /λx (table 1, row 2, col. 7): This relation is similar to the previous one: If details have wavelength λx and one wants to visualise them in the map at the required resolution ∆xmap , then one should take a map scale of approx. s. sw – map scale/smoothing factor s = ∆x0 /∆xmap k (table 1, row 2, col. 8): In case one filters a signal with basic resolution ∆x0 with a smoothing factor k and wants to show it in a map with a resolution ∆x then one should choose a scale s.

Notions of Scale in Geosciences 40 20 100 37 200 300 200 300 200 300 200 300 400 500 0 –20 –40 –60 20 15 10 5 0 100 400 500 20 10 0 –10 –20 14 12 10 8 6 4 2 0 100 100 400 400 500 500 Fig. 11. Two profiles, each with two wavelengths and their theoretical Fourier spectrum The well known logistic map Kneub¨ uhl 1995 xk = a xk−1 (1 − xk−1 ) is fully deterministic. It shows all types of behaviour, fixed points, periodic sequences as well as chaotic i. e. 5699 . . (cf. figure 12). Though this sequence is well studied it has the flavour of non linear systems which need to be studied individually and only in special cases allow prediction of their behaviour without simulation studies.

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