Edge anisotropy and the geometric perspective on flow networks.

  title={Edge anisotropy and the geometric perspective on flow networks.},
  author={Nora Molkenthin and Hannes Kutza and Liubov Tupikina and Norbert Marwan and Jonathan F. Donges and Ulrike Feudel and J{\"u}rgen Kurths and Reik V. Donner},
  volume={27 3},
Spatial networks have recently attracted great interest in various fields of research. While the traditional network-theoretic viewpoint is commonly restricted to their topological characteristics (often disregarding the existing spatial constraints), this work takes a geometric perspective, which considers vertices and edges as objects in a metric space and quantifies the corresponding spatial distribution and alignment. For this purpose, we introduce the concept of edge anisotropy and define… 

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