Robustness and scaling: key observables in the complex dynamic magnetosphere
UNSPECIFIED (2004) Robustness and scaling: key observables in the complex dynamic magnetosphere. In: 31st European-Physical-Society Conference on Plasma Physics, London, ENGLAND, JUN 28-JUL 02, 2004. Published in: PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION, 46 (Sp. Iss. SI Suppl. 12B). B157-B166.Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1088/0741-3335/46/12B/014
Plasma transport and energy dissipation in the driven dynamic magnetosphere are intermittent (bursty), and occur on a range of spatiotemporal scales. System observables such as geomagnetic indices, and auroral images, show evidence of scaling in the statistics of these events. Taken together these are hallmarks of a complex system. Here we underline the importance of robustness in these statistical signatures with respect to variability in the drive, and of bursty transport as opposed to intermittent structures, as key signatures of nonlinear complex avalanching systems. Power law statistics of bursty events do not necessarily require an underlying nonlinearity.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (UNSPECIFIED)|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QC Physics|
|Journal or Publication Title:||PLASMA PHYSICS AND CONTROLLED FUSION|
|Publisher:||IOP PUBLISHING LTD|
|Number:||Sp. Iss. SI Suppl. 12B|
|Number of Pages:||10|
|Title of Event:||31st European-Physical-Society Conference on Plasma Physics|
|Location of Event:||London, ENGLAND|
|Date(s) of Event:||JUN 28-JUL 02, 2004|
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