ECONS - WGL PAKT Initiative - Evolving Complex Networks
Regional resource management under environmental and demographic change

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Physics Letters A, 373(46), 4246–4254 (2009) DOI:10.1016/j.physleta.2009.09.042

Complex network approach for recurrence analysis of time series

N. Marwan, J. F. Donges, Y. Zou, R. V. Donner, J. Kurths

We propose a novel approach for analysing time series using complex network theory. We identify the recurrence matrix (calculated from time series) with the adjacency matrix of a complex network and apply measures for the characterisation of complex networks to this recurrence matrix. By using the logistic map, we illustrate the potential of these complex network measures for the detection of dynamical transitions. Finally, we apply the proposed approach to a marine palaeo-climate record and identify the subtle changes to the climate regime.