Complexity induced anisotropic bimodal intermittent turbulence in space plasmas

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

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Abstract

The sporadic and localized interactions of magnetic coherent structures were analyzed in space plasmas which occurred due to plasma resonances. The non-Gaussian probability distribution functions of intermittent fluctuations were obtained from direct numerical simulations. The spottiness of small-scale turbulent fluctuations and nonuniformity of coarse-grained dissipation were displayed by power spectra and local intermittency measures using wavelet analysis. The dynamic renormalization group was applied to scaling properties of multiscale fluctuations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1287-1299
Number of pages13
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume11
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Apr 1

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space plasmas
turbulence
plasma resonance
probability distribution functions
intermittency
direct numerical simulation
nonuniformity
wavelet analysis
power spectra
dissipation
scaling
interactions

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  • Condensed Matter Physics

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