The staircase structure of the Southern Brazilian Continental Shelf

M S Baptista, L A Conti

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Downloads (Pure)

Abstract

We show some evidences that the Southeastern Brazilian Continental Shelf (SBCS) has a devil's staircase structure, with a sequence of scarps and terraces with widths that obey fractal formation rules. Since the formation of these features is linked with the sea-level variations, we say that the sea level changes in an organized pulsating way. Although the proposed approach was applied in a particular region of the Earth, it is suitable to be applied in an integrated way to other shelves around the world, since the analyses favor the revelation of the global sea-level variations. Copyright (C) 2009 M. S. Baptista and L. A. Conti.

Original languageEnglish
Article number624861
Number of pages17
JournalMathematical Problems in Engineering
Volume2009
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

Fingerprint

Sea level
Devil's Staircase
Fractal
Fractals
Earth (planet)
Evidence

Keywords

  • complete devils staircase
  • sea-level
  • circle maps
  • chaos
  • universality
  • topography
  • floor
  • ocean
  • circulation
  • dimensions

Cite this

The staircase structure of the Southern Brazilian Continental Shelf. / Baptista, M S; Conti, L A.

In: Mathematical Problems in Engineering, Vol. 2009, 624861, 2009.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

@article{f213c1238a3a4ead8e5752a033a4ad81,
title = "The staircase structure of the Southern Brazilian Continental Shelf",
abstract = "We show some evidences that the Southeastern Brazilian Continental Shelf (SBCS) has a devil's staircase structure, with a sequence of scarps and terraces with widths that obey fractal formation rules. Since the formation of these features is linked with the sea-level variations, we say that the sea level changes in an organized pulsating way. Although the proposed approach was applied in a particular region of the Earth, it is suitable to be applied in an integrated way to other shelves around the world, since the analyses favor the revelation of the global sea-level variations. Copyright (C) 2009 M. S. Baptista and L. A. Conti.",
keywords = "complete devils staircase, sea-level, circle maps, chaos, universality, topography, floor, ocean, circulation, dimensions",
author = "Baptista, {M S} and Conti, {L A}",
year = "2009",
doi = "10.1155/2009/624861",
language = "English",
volume = "2009",
journal = "Mathematical Problems in Engineering",
issn = "1024-123X",
publisher = "Hindawi Publishing Corporation",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - The staircase structure of the Southern Brazilian Continental Shelf

AU - Baptista, M S

AU - Conti, L A

PY - 2009

Y1 - 2009

N2 - We show some evidences that the Southeastern Brazilian Continental Shelf (SBCS) has a devil's staircase structure, with a sequence of scarps and terraces with widths that obey fractal formation rules. Since the formation of these features is linked with the sea-level variations, we say that the sea level changes in an organized pulsating way. Although the proposed approach was applied in a particular region of the Earth, it is suitable to be applied in an integrated way to other shelves around the world, since the analyses favor the revelation of the global sea-level variations. Copyright (C) 2009 M. S. Baptista and L. A. Conti.

AB - We show some evidences that the Southeastern Brazilian Continental Shelf (SBCS) has a devil's staircase structure, with a sequence of scarps and terraces with widths that obey fractal formation rules. Since the formation of these features is linked with the sea-level variations, we say that the sea level changes in an organized pulsating way. Although the proposed approach was applied in a particular region of the Earth, it is suitable to be applied in an integrated way to other shelves around the world, since the analyses favor the revelation of the global sea-level variations. Copyright (C) 2009 M. S. Baptista and L. A. Conti.

KW - complete devils staircase

KW - sea-level

KW - circle maps

KW - chaos

KW - universality

KW - topography

KW - floor

KW - ocean

KW - circulation

KW - dimensions

U2 - 10.1155/2009/624861

DO - 10.1155/2009/624861

M3 - Article

VL - 2009

JO - Mathematical Problems in Engineering

JF - Mathematical Problems in Engineering

SN - 1024-123X

M1 - 624861

ER -