We generalize Chirikov's resonance-overlap criterion for the onset of global chaos in Hamiltonian systems to describe the onset of chaotic attractors in weakly dissipative systems.
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Proceedings of the Conference on Stochastic and Chaotic Dynamics (STOCHAOS), Ambleside, August, 1999.