Accession Number : AD0755209

Title :   Preliminary Report on Mathematical Modeling for Swarming of Small Animals in Motion (Non-Mathematical Presentation).

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV BALTIMORE MD CHESAPEAKE BAY INST

Personal Author(s) : Okubo,Akira

Report Date : DEC 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : Swarming phenomena of small organisms in motion may be studied theoretically by a combined process of diffusion (random movements of organisms) and of non-diffusion (behavioral characteristics of organisms involving a non-random process). The diffusion equation of concern includes a density-dependent diffusivity and a forcing term which creates a virtual flow of organisms toward a center of swarming. The swarm dimension can be related to the parameters of diffusion and biological behavior. This report presents a preliminary look at the mathematical modeling of swarming phenomena. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ANIMALS, *MOTION), (*DIFFUSION, ANIMALS), MATHEMATICAL MODELS, INSECTS, BIRDS, AQUATIC ANIMALS

Subject Categories : Biology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE