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An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity.

Author: Tom Tien Sun Chang
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2015.
Series: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book for graduate students and researchers introduces examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Chang, Tom Tien Sun.
An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity.
New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2015
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Tien Sun Chang
ISBN: 9781316233870 1316233871
OCLC Number: 905984212
Notes: 7 Dynamic Renormalization Group and Connection between Criticality and Multifractals.
Description: 1 online resource (194 pages).
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Series information; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; 1.1 What Is Complexity?; 1.2 Criticality; Finite Size Scaling; 1.3 Self-Organized Criticality; 1.4 Fluctuations, Intermittency, and Multifractals; 1.4.1 Wavelet Transform; 1.4.2 Geometrical Interpretation of Intermittency; 1.5 Dynamic Renormalization Group; 1.6 Application to Space Plasmas; 1.7 Outline of the Monograph; 2 Dynamical Criticality Far from Equilibrium and Associated Phenomena; 2.1 Introduction to Self-Organized Criticality. 2.2 Flicker Noise and Running Avalanche Models Running Sandpiles; 2.3 An Interlude --
Mean Field Theory and Scaling Near Criticality; 2.3.1 Mean Field Theory; 2.3.2 Scaling Theory; Cutoff Functions for Dynamic Systems Near Criticality; 2.4 Scaling Properties of Global Geomagnetic Fluctuations; 2.4.1 Introduction; 2.4.2 Global Auroral Images and Scaling; 2.4.3 Spatiotemporal Avalanches and Their Scale-Free Statistics; Global Auroral Images; Finite Size Scaling; Dynamic Criticality in the Solar Corona; 2.4.4 Modeling Substorms by Running Sandpiles; 2.4.5 Revised Forest-Fire Model. 2.4.6 Running Coupled Maps Applied to Global Magnetotail Dynamics2.4.7 The Magnetic Field Reversal Model; 2.4.8 Closing Remarks on Critical Dynamics; 3 Physics of Complexity; 3.1 Introduction; 3.2 Coherent Structures in Space Plasmas; 3.3 Alfvénic Resonant Structures; General Characteristics of the Alfvénic Resonant Structures; Taylor's Conjecture; 3.4 Alfvénic Flux Tubes; 3.5 Alfvénic (Solitary) Vortices; Alfvén Vortices; 3.6 Coarse-Grained Dissipation and Stochastic Interaction of Coherent Structures; 3.7 Complexity and Wavelet Transforms; 4 Probability Distribution and Structure Functions. Degree of Multifractality and Measure of Asymmetry5.4 Wavelet Transform Modulus Maxima; 6 Rank Ordered Multifractal Analysis; 6.1 Introduction; A Refined Procedure; 6.2 Examples of ROMA Based on Numerical Simulations; 6.2.1 2D MHD Simulation; 6.2.2 Fluid Turbulence; 6.3 Applications to Observations; 6.3.1 Solar Wind Turbulence; 6.3.2 The Auroral Electrojet Index; 6.3.3 Turbulent Fluctuations in the Magnetospheric Cusp; 6.3.4 Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Emissions; 6.3.5 Intermittency of Broad Band Turbulence in the Ionosphere.
Series Title: Cambridge atmospheric and space science series.

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This book for graduate students and researchers introduces examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment.

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