An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity

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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Author: Tien Sun Chang

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ISBN: 1316254682

Category: Astrophysics

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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.

An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity

This book provides a guided tour of the ideas behind forced and/or self-organized criticality, intermittency, multifractals, and the theory of the dynamic renormalization group, with applications to space plasma complexity.

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Author: Tom Tien Sun Chang

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316239544

Category: Science

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An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity considers select examples of complexity phenomena related to observed plasma processes in the space environment, such as those pertaining to the solar corona, the interplanetary medium, and Earth's magnetosphere and ionosphere. This book provides a guided tour of the ideas behind forced and/or self-organized criticality, intermittency, multifractals, and the theory of the dynamic renormalization group, with applications to space plasma complexity. There is much to be explored and studied in this relatively new and developing field. Readers will be able to apply the concepts and methodologies espoused in this introduction to their own research interests and activities.

Complexity in Space Plasmas

Cambridge Atmospheric and SpaceScienceseries Plasma sheet -- - | | An introduction to Space Plasma Complexity An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity An Introduction to Space. Front Cover.

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ISBN: 9780521642620

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Space Physics and Aeronomy Magnetospheres in the Solar System

(A detailed example of coarse-grained dissipation at MHD scales may be found in section 3.6 of the book, An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity, by Chang, 2015.) High resolution kinetic numerical simulations reveal that coherent ...

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Author: Romain Maggiolo

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119829980

Category: Science

Page: 800

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Überblick über den aktuellen Wissensstand und künftige Forschungsrichtungen in der Magnetosphärenphysik In den sechs Jahrzehnten seit der Einführung des Begriffs ?Magnetosphäre? sind über den magnetisierten Raum, der jeden Körper in unserem Sonnensystem umgibt, viele Theorien entstanden und viele Erkenntnisse gewonnen worden. Jede Magnetosphäre ist einzigartig und verhält sich doch entsprechend den universellen physikalischen Vorgängen. Der Band ?Magnetospheres in the Solar System? enthält Beiträge von Experten für Experimentalphysik, theoretische Physik und numerische Modellierung, die einen Überblick über verschiedene Magnetosphären vermitteln, von der winzigen Magnetosphäre des Merkur bis zu den gewaltigen planetarischen Magnetosphären von Jupiter und Saturn. Das Werk bietet insbesondere: * Einen kompakten Überblick über die Geschichte der Magnetosphäre, ihre Grundsätze und Gleichungen * Eine Zusammenfassung der grundlegenden Prozesse in der Magnetospährenphysik * Instrumente und Techniken zur Untersuchung von Prozessen in der Magnetosphäre * Eine besondere Schwerpunktsetzung auf die Magnetosphäre der Erde und ihre Dynamik * Eine Darstellung der planetaren Magnetfelder und Magnetosphären im gesamten Sonnensystem * Eine Definition der künftigen Forschungsrichtungen in der Magnetosphärenphysik Die Amerikanische Geophysikalische Vereinigung fördert die wissenschaftliche Erforschung der Erde und des Weltraums zum Wohle der Menschheit. In ihren Publikationen werden wissenschaftliche Erkenntnisse veröffentlicht, die Forschern, Studenten und Fachkräften zur Verfügung stehen.

Plasma Physics

This book is an outgrowth of courses in plasma physics which I have taught at Kiel University for many years.

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Author: Alexander Piel

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3642436315

Category: Science

Page: 398

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This book is an outgrowth of courses in plasma physics which I have taught at Kiel University for many years. During this time I have tried to convince my students that plasmas as different as gas dicharges, fusion plasmas and space plasmas can be described in a uni ed way by simple models. The challenge in teaching plasma physics is its apparent complexity. The wealth of plasma phenomena found in so diverse elds makes it quite different from atomic physics, where atomic structure, spectral lines and chemical binding can all be derived from a single equation—the Schrödinger equation. I positively accept the variety of plasmas and refrain from subdividing plasma physics into the traditional, but arti cially separated elds, of hot, cold and space plasmas. This is why I like to confront my students, and the readers of this book, with examples from so many elds. By this approach, I believe, they will be able to become discoverers who can see the commonality between a falling apple and planetary motion. As an experimentalist, I am convinced that plasma physics can be best understood from a bottom-up approach with many illustrating examples that give the students con dence in their understanding of plasma processes. The theoretical framework of plasma physics can then be introduced in several steps of re nement. In the end, the student (or reader) will see that there is something like the Schrödinger equation, namely the Vlasov-Maxwell model of plasmas, from which nearly all phenomena in collisionless plasmas can be derived.

Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather

Colloid-like behavior and topological phase transitions in space plasmas,: intermittent low-frequency turbulence in the auroral zone. Phys. Scripta T89,80–83. Chang, T., 2015. An Introduction to Space Plasma Complexity.

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Author: Enrico Camporeale

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780128117897

Category: Science

Page: 454

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Machine Learning Techniques for Space Weather provides a thorough and accessible presentation of machine learning techniques that can be employed by space weather professionals. Additionally, it presents an overview of real-world applications in space science to the machine learning community, offering a bridge between the fields. As this volume demonstrates, real advances in space weather can be gained using nontraditional approaches that take into account nonlinear and complex dynamics, including information theory, nonlinear auto-regression models, neural networks and clustering algorithms. Offering practical techniques for translating the huge amount of information hidden in data into useful knowledge that allows for better prediction, this book is a unique and important resource for space physicists, space weather professionals and computer scientists in related fields. Collects many representative non-traditional approaches to space weather into a single volume Covers, in an accessible way, the mathematical background that is not often explained in detail for space scientists Includes free software in the form of simple MATLAB® scripts that allow for replication of results in the book, also familiarizing readers with algorithms

A Primer on Complex Systems

With Applications to Astrophysical and Laboratory Plasmas Raúl Sánchez, David Newman. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. Hughes, W.J.: Introduction to Space Physics. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (1995) 18. 19. 17. 20.

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Author: Raúl Sánchez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789402412291

Category: Science

Page: 404

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The purpose of this book is to illustrate the fundamental concepts of complexity and complex behavior and the best methods to characterize this behavior by means of their applications to some current research topics from within the fields of fusion, earth and solar plasmas. In this sense, it is a departure from the many books already available that discuss general features of complexity. The book is divided in two parts. In the first part the most important properties and features of complex systems are introduced, discussed and illustrated. The second part discusses several instances of possible complex phenomena in magnetized plasmas and some of the analysis tools that were introduced in the first part are used to characterize the dynamics in these systems. A list of problems is proposed at the end of each chapter. This book is intended for graduate and post-graduate students with a solid college background in mathematics and classical physics, who intend to work in the field of plasma physics and, in particular, plasma turbulence. It will also be of interest to senior scientists who have so far approached these systems and problems from a different perspective and want a new fresh angle.

Advances in Space Environment Research

Recent statistical studies of complexity in space plasmas came from the AE index, UVI auroral imagery, ... Introduction Research activity in space plasma physics is now arriving at an interesting juncture that becomes apparent when ...

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Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789400710696

Category: Science

Page: 540

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Advances in Space Environment Research - Volume I contains the proceedings of two international workshops, the World Space Environment Forum (WSEF2002) and the High Performance Computing in Space Environment Research (HPC2002), organized by the World Institute for Space Environment Research (WISER) from 22 July to 2 August 2002 in Adelaide, Australia. The articles in this volume review the state-of-the-art of the theoretical, computational and observational studies of the physical processes of Sun-Earth connections and Space Environment. They cover six topical areas: Sun/Heliosphere, Magnetosphere/Bow Shock, Ionosphere/Atmosphere, Space Weather/Space Climate, Space Plasma Physics/Astrophysics, and Complex/Intelligent Systems.

Nonequilibrium Phenomena in Plasmas

Chapter 2 COMPLEXITY AND INTERMITTENT TURBULENCE IN SPACE PLASMAS Tom Chang and Sunny W.Y. Tam Center for Space Research, ... ion acceleration Introduction In situ observations indicate that the dynamical processes in the space plasma ...

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Author: A. Surjalal Sharma

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781402031090

Category: Science

Page: 347

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This book presents studies of complexity in the context of nonequilibrium phenomena using theory, modeling, simulations, and experiments, both in the laboratory and in nature.

Multiscale Coupling of Sun Earth Processes

Introduction Complexity has become a hot topic in nearly every field of science. Space plasmas are no exception. When the word "complexity" is mentioned, a number of questions naturally arise in one's mind. What is complexity?

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Author: A.T.Y. Lui

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080457697

Category: Science

Page: 450

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Many approaches exist for scientific investigations and space research is no exception. The early approach during which each space plasma region within the Sun-Earth system was investigated separately with physics-based tools has now progressed to encompass investigations on coupling between these regions. Ample evidence now exists indicating the dynamic processes in these regions exhibit disturbances over a wide range of scales both in time and space. This new reckoning naturally leads to an emerging perspective of probing these natural phenomena with concepts and tools developed in modern statistical mechanics for physical processes governing the evolution of out-of-equilibrium and complex systems. These new developments have prompted a topical conference on Sun-Earth connection, held on February 9-13, 2004 at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, USA, with the goal of promoting interactions among scientists practicing the traditional physics-based approach and those utilizing modern statistical techniques. This monograph is a product of this conference, a compilation of thirty-nine articles assembled into seven chapters: (1) multiscale features in complexity dynamics, (2) space storms, (3) magnetospheric substorms, (4) turbulence and magnetic reconnection, (5) modeling and coupling of space phenomena, (6) techniques for multiscale space plasma problems, and (7) present and future multiscale space missions. These articles show a diversity of space phenomena exhibiting scale free characteristics, intermittency, and non-Gaussian distributions of probability density function of fluctuations in the physical parameters of the Sun-Earth system. The scope covers the latest observations, theories, simulations, and techniques on the multiscale nature of Sun-Earth phenomena and underscores the usefulness in cross-disciplinary exchange needed to unravel the underlying physical processes, which may eventually lead to a possible unified description and prediction for space disturbances. * Extensive collection of state-of-the-art papers on multiscale coupling of Sun-Earth Processes * Present and future multiscale space missions * New techniques and models for performing multiscale analysis

Introduction to Complex Plasmas

... the utility of the above-described algorithms by their application to a simple physical system, which is, due to its computational complexity, analytically not accessible. ... a fast Fourier transform into momentum space.

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Author: Michael Bonitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3642105920

Category: Science

Page: 450

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Complex plasmas differ from traditional plasmas in many ways: these are low-temperature high pressure systems containing nanometer to micrometer size particles which may be highly charged and strongly interacting. The particles may be chemically reacting or be in contact with solid surfaces, and the electrons may show quantum behaviour. These interesting properties have led to many applications of complex plasmas in technology, medicine and science. Yet complex plasmas are extremely complicated, both experimentally and theoretically, and require a variety of new approaches which go beyond standard plasma physics courses. This book fills this gap presenting an introduction to theory, experiment and computer simulation in this field. Based on tutorial lectures at a very successful recent Summer Institute, the presentation is ideally suited for graduate students, plasma physicists and experienced undergraduates.

The Fourth State of Matter

The complexity of plasma physics makes it a difficult subject to write about in popular terms, but the authors of The Fourth State of Matter: An Introduction to Plasma Science, Second Edition treat plasma in a comprehens

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Author: Shalom Eliezer

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781420033434

Category: Science

Page: 224

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Plasma physics may hold the key to a virtually inexhaustible future energy source through the control of thermonuclear reactions. The complexity of plasma physics makes it a difficult subject to write about in popular terms, but the authors of The Fourth State of Matter: An Introduction to Plasma Science, Second Edition treat plasma in a comprehens

Microphysics of Cosmic Plasmas

We give an overview of these problems in laboratory plasmas and in space and astrophysical plasmas, and examine the ... Thus, a complex coupling between plasma turbulence and transport, combining fluid and kinetic properties, arises.

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Author: André Balogh

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781489974136

Category: Science

Page: 637

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Presents a comprehensive review of physical processes in astrophysical plasmas. This title presents a review of the detailed aspects of the physical processes that underlie the observed properties, structures and dynamics of cosmic plasmas. An assessment of the status of understanding of microscale processes in all astrophysical collisionless plasmas is provided. The topics discussed include turbulence in astrophysical and solar system plasmas as a phenomenological description of their dynamic properties on all scales; observational, theoretical and modelling aspects of collisionless magnetic reconnection; the formation and dynamics of shock waves; and a review and assessment of microprocesses, such as the hierarchy of plasma instabilities, non-local and non-diffusive transport processes and ionisation and radiation processes. In addition, some of the lessons that have been learned from the extensive existing knowledge of laboratory plasmas as applied to astrophysical problems are also covered. This volume is aimed at graduate students and researchers active in the areas of cosmic plasmas and space science. Originally published in Space Science Reviews journal, Vol. 278/2-4, 2013.

Complex Physical Biophysical and Econophysical Systems

Introduction to Complex and Econophysics Systems: A Navigation Map 1 T. Aste and T. Di Matteo 2. An Introduction to Fractional Diffusion B.I. Henry, T.A.M. Langlands and P. Straka 3. Space Plasmas and Fusion Plasmas as Complex Systems ...

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ISBN: 9789814467575

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Complex Networks Their Applications IX

Keywords: Temporal network · Preferential attachment · Plasma chemistry 1 Introduction A chemical reaction space which is activated by plasma contains a variety of complexity since plasma, which is a high-energy state with charged ...

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Author: Rosa M. Benito

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030653514

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Introduction to Space Physics

PREFACE THE IONIZED GASES of the solar - terrestrial environment interact in very complex and sometimes ... In this chapter we describe some of the most basic physical processes that occur in space plasmas and the equations that govern ...

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Author: Margaret G. Kivelson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521457149

Category: Science

Page: 568

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This text provides a comprehensive introduction to space physics.

Advanced Space Plasma Physics

Nevertheless, we hope that the reader will find the book useful as a guide to unstable and nonlinear space plasma physics, giving him a taste of the complexity of the problems. Since space plasma physics has in the past served as a ...

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Author: Baumjohann Wolfgang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9781911298700

Category: Science

Page: 392

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This book builds on the fluid and kinetic theory of equilibria and waves presented in a companion textbook, Basic Space Plasma Physics (by the same authors), but can also serve as a stand-alone text. It extends the field covered there into the domain of plasma instability and nonlinear theory.The book provides a representative selection of the many possible macro- and microinstabilities in a space plasma, from the Rayleigh-Taylor and Kelvin-Helmholtz to electrostatic and electromagnetic kinetic instabilities. Their quasilinear stabilization and nonlinear evolution and their application to space physics problems are treated. The chapters on nonlinear theory include nonlinear waves, weak turbulence and strong turbulence, all presented from the viewpoint of their relevance to space plasma physics. Special topics include auroral particle acceleration, soliton formation and caviton collapse, anomalous transport, and the theory of collisionless shocks.

Complex Plasmas

The area of the data arrays required and hence transform time and space requirements are dramatically reduced x axis, which greatly reduces the number of 1D transforms required. ... 3 Introduction to Streaming Complex Plasmas B 83.

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Author: Michael Bonitz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783319054377

Category: Science

Page: 491

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This book provides the reader with an introduction to the physics of complex plasmas, a discussion of the specific scientific and technical challenges they present and an overview of their potential technological applications. Complex plasmas differ from conventional high-temperature plasmas in several ways: they may contain additional species, including nano meter- to micrometer-sized particles, negative ions, molecules and radicals and they may exhibit strong correlations or quantum effects. This book introduces the classical and quantum mechanical approaches used to describe and simulate complex plasmas. It also covers some key experimental techniques used in the analysis of these plasmas, including calorimetric probe methods, IR absorption techniques and X-ray absorption spectroscopy. The final part of the book reviews the emerging applications of microcavity and microchannel plasmas, the synthesis and assembly of nanomaterials through plasma electrochemistry, the large-scale generation of ozone using microplasmas and novel applications of atmospheric-pressure non-thermal plasmas in dentistry. Going beyond the scope of traditional plasma texts, the presentation is very well suited for senior undergraduate, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers specializing in plasma physics.

Transport and Energy Conversion in the Heliosphere

1 Introduction The magnetosphere designates the cavity carved out in the solar wind flow around a planet by the plasmas and fields of planetary origin. By comparison to the field complexity and/or plasma source multiplicity in other ...

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Author: J.-P. Rozelot

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540451662

Category: Science

Page: 218

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The book contains courses taught to a public of Ph.D. students, post-docs and confirmed researchers in all fields of heliospheric plasma physics. It aims at identifying physical issues which are common to two different fields of astronomy: solar and magnetospheric physics. Emphasis is given to basic processes of transport and conversion of energy: magnetic reconnection is discussed in detail from the viewpoints of MHD and kinetic physics. Processes of charged particle acceleration are reviewed and compared with recent observations. The subject is introduced by a summary of MHD, and the basic structures and parameters of the solar atmosphere, terrestrial ionosphere and magnetosphere are reviewed. The book combines a pedagogic and comprehensive presentation of physical issues and raises fully open questions, with the complementary and sometimes conflicting views of geophysicists and solar physicists. The book's focus, while basic, opens new avenues.

Introduction to Plasma Physics and Controlled Fusion

The third edition of this classic text presents a complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion, written by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field.

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Author: Francis Chen

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319223094

Category: Science

Page: 490

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This complete introduction to plasma physics and controlled fusion by one of the pioneering scientists in this expanding field offers both a simple and intuitive discussion of the basic concepts of this subject and an insight into the challenging problems of current research. In a wholly lucid manner the work covers single-particle motions, fluid equations for plasmas, wave motions, diffusion and resistivity, Landau damping, plasma instabilities and nonlinear problems. For students, this outstanding text offers a painless introduction to this important field; for teachers, a large collection of problems; and for researchers, a concise review of the fundamentals as well as original treatments of a number of topics never before explained so clearly. This revised edition contains new material on kinetic effects, including Bernstein waves and the plasma dispersion function, and on nonlinear wave equations and solitons. For the third edition, updates was made throughout each existing chapter, and two new chapters were added; Ch 9 on “Special Plasmas” and Ch 10 on Plasma Applications (including Atmospheric Plasmas).