The ordinal height (or length, or rank) of a wellfounded poset Z is the supremum of the ordinal lengths of its chains. This can be defined explicitly by first defining the rank of an element z in Z by wellfounded induction by rk z = sup {rk y+1  y<z} (a suprema of a family of ordinals), and defining the rank of the whole space Z by rk Z = sup {rk z+1  z in Z}.
A Noetherian space X is the same thing as a topological space whose lattice of closed subsets HX is wellfounded. Hence rk HX makes sense.
Also, the sobrification SX of X is wellfounded, so rk SX makes sense. Indeed SX is a sublattice of HX, consisting of irreducible closed subsets.
There is a list of standard constructions of Noetherian spaces in the book [1]: finite products, finite coproducts, words with the subword topology, terms with the tree topology, etc. The questions I would like to solve is:
Given a construction X=C(X_{1},…,X_{n}) of a Noetherian space from Noetherian spaces X_{1},…,X_{n}, can you express rk X as a function of rk X_{1},…,rk X_{n}?
Can you express rk SX as a function of rk SX_{1},…,rk SX_{n}?
Can you express rk HX as a function of rk HX_{1},…,rk HX_{n}?
The purposes of those questions are the following:
 For a wqo X (not a general Noetherian space), HX is the collection of downwardsclosed subsets of X, and then rk HX is equal to the maximal order type of X. This theorem is usually credited to [2], where maximal order type is called stature instead. The notion of maximal order type has a rich theory, starting from [3,4], and is key to understanding the complexity of algorithms in the theory of wellstructured transition systems. See the M1/M2 internship I am proposing with Sylvain Schmitz on this topic.
 With Michael Blondin and Alain Finkel, I have recently shown that a certain form of the KarpMiller procedure for general wellstructured transition systems on state space X would terminate if and only if rk (SX) < ω^{2} [5]. Here X has to be a countable ω^{2}wqo. What kind of space X satisfies that inequality?
Partial answers include (disclaimer: this list may contain mistakes):
 rk N = ω, where N is the poset of natural numbers
 rk SN = ω+1
 rk HN = ω+1
 rk (X + Y) = max (rk X, rk Y), where + is coproduct (every element of X is incomparable with every element of Y)
 rk (S(X + Y)) = max (rk SX, rk SY), because S(X + Y)≅SX+SY
 rk (H(X + Y)) = rk HX ⊕ rk HY, because H(X + Y)≅HX×HY (see below for ⊕)
 rk (X × Y) = rk X ⊕ rk Y, where × denotes poset product (not lexicographic product), and ⊕ is the natural sum of ordinals
 rk (S(X × Y)) = rk SX ⊕ rk SY, because S(X × Y)≅SX×SY
 rk (Σ*) = ω^{k}, where Σ is a discrete set of cardinality k, and Σ* is the set of words under word embedding (also known as scattered word embedding, subword ordering, divisibility ordering, Higman ordering: a word is below another another if it can be obtained by removing zero, one or more letters at any position); this is folklore
 rk (S(Σ*)) = ω^{k} + 1, where Σ is a discrete set of cardinality k (unpublished).
Some special cases include:
 What is rk (H(X × Y))? The answer is known for wqos: this is equal to rk HX ⊗ rk HY, where ⊗ is natural product of ordinals. (This follows from the correspondence with maximal order types [2], and Theorem 7 of [4].) That the same formula would hold for general Noetherian spaces is likely, but unknown.
 What is rk (S(X*)) for X a general Noetherian space?
 What is rk (H(X*)) for X a general Noetherian space?
 What about spaces of trees?
 Note that, for a wqo X (not a general Noetherian space), rk (HX) is equal to the maximal order type of X [2]. Can a similar characterization be obtained for arbitrary Noetherian spaces?
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