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Figure 4: Double asymmetry and the dynamic scale range. From the perspective of processes at a particular hierarchical level (shown here in the centre of the hierarchy with a notional process rate of fx10-4), static boundary conditions occur both at a lower 'floor' (double asymmetry) and at a higher 'ceiling', at which dynamics operate so slowly as to be imperceptible. The scale distance between the lower static floor and the upper static ceiling, within which processes are mutually sensitive, can be termed the dynamic scale range.

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