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A preliminary study on the application of nonlinear time series analysis using delay coordinate embedding on the tidal data from the Venice Lagoon (from 1980-1984) was carried out by Vittori (1992, 1993). The results obtained show that the a-periodic component which is superimposed on the periodic (astronomical) one, possesses a chaotic-deterministic character, and, hence, it is possible to predict water oscillations inside the Lagoon Venice by means of a model characterized by a few degrees of freedom. In this report this preliminary nonlinear time series analysis has been further developed using delay coordinate embedding. The aim was to understand the dynamic behaviour of the water level at the Venice Lagoon and to predict it in order to be able to detect earlier the high water phenomenon.

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Authors: ZALDÍVAR J M, JRC Ispra (IT);STROZZI F, JRC Ispra (IT);GUTIÉRREZ E, JRC Ispra (IT);TOMASIN A, CNR Venice, Istituto per lo studio della dinamica delle grandi masse (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: EUR 17317 EN (1997) 39pp., FS
Availability: Available from the Public Relations and Publications Unit, JRC Ispra, I-21020 Ispra (IT), Fax: +39-332-785818
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