We consider the localization problem of signature of a fibered complex surface. In this paper, we analyze the contribution of topological monodromy to the local signature of a fiber germ. In order to realize it, we describe explicitly the behavior of Atiyah–Patodi–Singer’s eta invariant under the stable reduction of a fiber germ in terms of Nielsen’s data.
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Tadashi Ashikaga, Local signature defect of fibered complex surfaces via monodromy and stable reduction. Comment. Math. Helv. 85 (2010), no. 2, pp. 417–461DOI 10.4171/CMH/201