Regensburg 2019 – wissenschaftliches Programm
SOE 12.10: Poster
Dienstag, 2. April 2019, 16:00–19:00, Poster A
Dynamics of interacting generalized tipping elements on complex networks — •Jonathan Krönke1,2, Nico Wunderling1,2,3, Jonathan F. Donges1,4, and Ricarda Winkelmann1,2 — 1Earth System Analysis, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany — 2Institute of Physics, Potsdam University, Potsdam, Germany — 3Department of Physics, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany — 4Stockholm Resilience Centre, University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Critical transitions have increasingly become a topic of interest in the last decades and many systems with critical transitions have been identified in nature and society (Scheffer, et al. 2009). Such phenomena are often described as tipping elements (Lenton, et al. 2008). Recently the focus of attention has also shifted to the interactions of tipping elements (Brummit et al., 2015, Dekker et al., 2018) and the potential of cascading tipping that originates from such interactions (Steffen, et al. 2018).
Here, we study complex networks of generalized tipping elements as linearly coupled systems of ordinary differential equations. We investigate cascading effects in different network topologies and find that network topologies with a higher clustering tend to be more vulnerable to tipping cascades. Furthermore we investigate how this could be a destabilizing mechanism in spatially extended systems.