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Physical Review Letters
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A method for controlling low-order chaotic behavior of continuous spatiotemporal systems is developed and demonstrated in a complex, realistic 3D partial differential equation model that is used successfully for predicting El Nino events in the equatorial Pacific. An unstable periodic orbit that involves a full-domain oscillation is stabilized using a feedback control applied to a single degree of freedom at a carefully chosen single ''choke point'' in space. A general criterion is presented for determining the optimal points In reconstructed delay-coordinate phase space at which to apply the feedback control.
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