Associate Professor  

B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of California – Irvine (1978,1980,1984)

Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

My basic area of research is the theory of chaos and nonlinear dynamics. I have done applied work analyzing real-world systems, such as weather systems and streamflows, and basic theoretical work developing new techniques for analyzing chaotic systems.  Some of this work was done in collaboration with faculty members in the Department of Atmospheric Science and the Department of Civil Engineering here at CSU.

However, as I have taken on more administrative duties, I am spending less time on research, and I no longer supervise graduate students.


Selected Publications

  • D. Salas, H. S. Kim, R. Eykholt, Paolo Burlando, and Tim Green, “Aggregation and Sampling in Deterministic Chaos: Implications on the Dynamics of Hydrological Processes,” Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics 12, 557 (2005).
  • Zeng, R. A. Pielke, and R. Eykholt, “Estimating the Fractal Dimension and the Predictablilty of the Atmosphere, “J. Atmos. Sci. 49, 649 (1992).
  • Zeng, R. Eykholt, and R. A. Pielke, “Estimating the Lyapunov Exponent Spectrum from Short Time Series of Low Precision,” Phys. Rev. Lett. 66, 3229 (1991).