IN004:
Applications of Network Analysis in Earth Science





Session ID#: 26294

Session Description:
Network science is an academic field which studies complex networks considering distinct elements or actors represented by nodes (or vertices) and the connections between the elements or actors as links (or edges). Networks are currently being used to represent complex systems both visually and mathematically. Network Analysis methods have been successfully applied in areas like statistical physics, particle physics, computer science, biology, economics, finance, climatology and sociology. But these methods still have not been leveraged in many areas of Earth Science.

Using networks can help view existing information systems from a purely mathematical perspective, and infer new relationships or new information about existing relationships.


This session aims to explore new ways of applying Network Analysis, to solve existing problems in all areas of Earth Science. Network Analysis methods may include, use of Networks in Data visualizations, for Data Discovery, Data Mining, Inferential Modeling or any novel application of Network Theory.

Primary Convener:  Anirudh Prabhu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States
Conveners:  Shaunna M Morrison, University of Arizona, Department of Geosciences, Tucson, AZ, United States, Xiaogang Ma, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID, United States and Matthew S. Mayernik, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • B - Biogeosciences
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Mark A Hannah, Arizona State University, Department of English, Tempe, AZ, United States and Michael Simeone, Arizona State University, ASU Libraries Data Science and Analytics, Tempe, AZ, United States
Rahul Ramachandran1, Manil Maskey1, Patrick N Gatlin1, Jia Zhang2, Xiaoyi Duan2, Kaylin Bugbee3, Sundar Anand Christopher4 and J.J. Miller5, (1)NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL, United States, (2)Carnegie Mellon University Silicon Valley, Moffett Field, CA, United States, (3)University of Alabama in Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (4)Univ Alabama Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, United States, (5)University of Alabama in Huntsville, ESSC, Huntsville, AL, United States
Lauren Orr1, Sandra C Chapman2, Joe Dods2 and Jesper W Gjerloev3, (1)University of Warwick, Coventry, CV4, United Kingdom, (2)Centre for Fusion, Space and Astrophysics, Department of Physics, Coventry, United Kingdom, (3)Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States
Yuyang He1, Xiaobin Cao2, Jianwei Wang1 and Huiming Bao2, (1)Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, United States, (2)Louisiana State Univ., Department of Geology & Geophysics, Baton Rouge, LA, United States
Jurgen Kurths, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Potsdam, Germany
Tom Narock, Sarah Hasnain and Ronie Stephan, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Baltimore, MD, United States
Sol Vitkin, Justin C. Mary and William E. J. Doane, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute, Washington, DC, United States
Shiblu Sarker, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, United States and Arvind Singh, Water Resources Engineering, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Construction Engineering, Orlando, FL, United States
Anthony Longjas, Alejandro Tejedor and Efi Foufoula-Georgiou, University of California Irvine, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Irvine, CA, United States
Yekaterina Y Kontar, Tufts University, Medford, MA, United States
Elisha K. Moore, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Benjamin Ivan Jelen, Rutgers University New Brunswick, New Brunswick, NJ, United States, Donato Giovannelli, Earth-Life Science Institute, Meguro, Tokyo, Japan, Anirudh Prabhu, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States, Hagai Raanan, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, United States and Paul G Falkowski, Rutgers University New Brunswick, Department of Marine and Coastal Sciences, New Brunswick, NJ, United States
Tristan P Wellman, USGS, Core Science Systems, Denver, CO, United States and Sky Bristol, USGS Core Science Systems, Denver, United States
Peter Arthur Fox1, Ahmed Eleish1, Congrui Li1, Feifei Pan1, Anirudh Prabhu1, Hao Zhong1 and The DTDI Team., (1)Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, United States