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Gregory S. Duane

Research Centre for Energy, Informatics and Materials

Macedonian Academy of Sciences and Arts
138 Secord St. #1
Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3E4


Ph.D., Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences University of Colorado, 1997
  • major thesis topic: application of low-order synchronized chaos to the prediction of relationships between                         large-scale weather patterns in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, using a Green’s function method to represent the time-lagged coupling between the corresponding quasigeostrophic midlatitude channel models, truncated to a small number of modes 
  • minor thesis topic: development of global entropy metric for cloud systems to enable the formulation of a second-law constraint on cloud morphogenesis based on water-cycle throughput
. M.S., Astrophysical, Planetary, and Atmospheric Sciences University of Colorado, 1995
. M.S., Physics State Univ. of NY at Stony Brook, 1981
. B.S., Physics
. B.S., Math
. B.S., Chemistry
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1976
    (National Merit Scholar; Hertz Scholar)

Research interests
Primary interests:
    Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Synchronized Chaos in Dynamical Systems,
    Self-Organization of the Climate System, Adaptive Modeling of Climate,
    Data Assimilation, Inertial Manifolds, Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Other interests:
    Machine Vision, Neural Networks, Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

  • van den Berge, L.A., Selten, F.M., Wiegerinck, W., and Duane, G.S., 2011: A multi-model ensemble method that combines imperfect models through learning, Earths Syst. Dynam., 2, 161-177.
  • Di Plinio, F., Duane, G.S., and Temam, R., 2011: On the time-dependent attractor for the oscillon equation, Discrete and Continuous Dynamical Systems - Series A, 29, 141-167.
  • Beechler, B.E., Weiss, J.B., Duane, G.S., and Tribbia, J., 2010: Jet alignment in a 2 layer quasigeostrophic channel using one-dimensional grid warping, J. Atmos. Sci. 67, 2296-2306.
  • Duane, G.S., 2009: A “cellular neuronal” approach to optimization problems, Chaos, 19, 033114 
  • (highlighted contribution).
  • Duane, G.S., 2009: Synchronization of extended systems from internal coherence, Phys. Rev. E, 80, 015202.
  • Duane, G.S., and J.P. Hacker, 2008: Automatic parameter estimation in a mesoscale model without ensembles, in Nonlinear Time Series Analysis in the Geosciences, ed. R. Donner, Springer.
  • Duane, G.S., Yu, D.-C., and Kocarev, L, 2007: Identical synchronization, with translation invariance, implies parameter estimation, Phys. Lett. A, 371, 416-420.
  • Duane, G.S., and J.J. Tribbia, 2007: Dynamical synchronization of truth and model as an approach to data assimilation, parameter estimation, and model learning, Ch. 17 in Nonlinear Dynamics in the Geosciences, ed. A. Tsonis, Springer, 604p.
  • Duane, G.S., J.J. Tribbia, and J.B. Weiss, 2006: Synchronicity in predictive modelling: a new view of data assimilation, Nonlin. Processes in Geophys., 13, 601-612.
  • Yang, S.-C., D. Baker, H. Li, K. Cordes, M. Huff, G. Nagpal, E. Okereke, J. Villafane, E. Kalnay, and G.S. Duane, 2006: Data assimilation as synchronization of truth and model: Experiments with the three-variable Lorenz system, J. Atmos. Sci., 63, 2340-2354.
  • Duane, G.S., 2005: Quantum nonlocality from synchronized chaos, Int. J. Theor. Phys., 44, 1917-1932.
  • Duane, G.S. and J.J. Tribbia, 2004: Weak Atlantic-Pacific teleconnections as synchronized chaos, J. Atmos. Sci., 61, 2149-2168.
  • Duane, G.S. and J.J. Tribbia, 2001: Synchronized chaos in geophysical fluid dynamics, Phys. Rev. Lett., 86, 4298-4301.
  • Duane, G.S., 2001: Violation of Bell’s inequality in synchronized hyperchaos, Found. Phys. Lett., 14, 341-353.
  • Duane, G.S., P.J. Webster, and J.B. Weiss, 1999: Co-occurrence of Northern and Southern Hemisphere blocks as partially synchronized chaos, J. Atmos. Sci., 56, 4183-4205.
  • Duane, G.S., 1997: Synchronized chaos in extended systems and meteorological teleconnections, Phys. Rev. E, 56, 6475-6493.
  • Duane, G.S., and J.A. Curry, 1997 : Entropy of a convecting water-air system and the interpretation of cloud rphogenesis,, Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc., 123, 605-629.
  • Wolfe, W.J., D. Mathis, C. Anderson, J. Rothman, M. Gottler, G. Brady, R. Walker, G. Duane, 
  • G. Alaghband, 1991: K-Winner Networks, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks, 2, 310-315.