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Divergence, convergence, and self-organization in landscapes

Auteur :
PHILLIPS, J.D.

Description :
This paper presents a theory of spatially divergent self-organization related to the latter, showing that autogenic differentiation is directly linked to dynamical instability and chaos. The determination of the self-organization properties of a landscape should be a starting point rather than a goal of geographic explanation. The extent to which field-testable hypotheses are generated, or explanations provided based on process mechanics or landscape history, will ultimately determine the utility of self-organization concepts and methods in physical geography.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Annals of the Association of American Geographers, issn : 0004-5608, 1999, vol. 89, n°. 3, p. 466-488, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
1999

Editeur :
Pays édition : Etats-Unis, Washington, DC, Association of American Geographers

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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