Complexity in space plasmas - A brief review

Tom Chang, Sunny Wing-Yee Tam, Cheng Chin Wu

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Abstract

Recent developments of the physics of complexity in space plasmas are briefly reviewed. The definition of dynamical complexity is provided. Concepts of probability distribution functions, wavelet transforms, intermittent turbulence, multifractal processes and extreme events are described. Future directions for this emerging field are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)281-291
Number of pages11
JournalSpace Science Reviews
Volume122
Issue number1-4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Feb 1

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space plasmas
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probability distribution functions
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  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Chang, Tom ; Tam, Sunny Wing-Yee ; Wu, Cheng Chin. / Complexity in space plasmas - A brief review. In: Space Science Reviews. 2006 ; Vol. 122, No. 1-4. pp. 281-291.
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