Searching for determinism in observed data: a review of the issues involved
- 1Dept. of Geosciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, WI 53201, USA
- 2Dept. of Meteorology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
Abstract. In this paper we present a review of advances made and problems still existing in the application of the theory of chaos and dynamical systems to time series. In particular we discuss issues pertaining the estimation of dimensions, Lyapunov exponents and nonlinear prediction from an observable. We analyze the problems and discuss proper ways to deal with them.