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Fractal properties of the IMF and the Earth’s magnetotail field

Abstract

The time series of the interplanetary and Earth’s magnetotail magnetic fields are analyzed. The data subsets taken by the IMP 8 spacecraft outside and inside of the Earth’s magnetosphere show clearly the fractal properties: their “box dimensions” are found to be close to 1.7 and 1.5 respectively. It is shown that data gaps have a little effect on the results. The magnetic field increment distributions are found to be non-Gaussian, but self-affine.

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Kabin, K., Papitashvili, V.O. Fractal properties of the IMF and the Earth’s magnetotail field. Earth Planet Sp 50, 87–90 (1998). https://doi.org/10.1186/BF03352089

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Keywords

  • Solar Wind
  • Fractal Property
  • Interplanetary Magnetic Field
  • Fractional Brownian Motion
  • Solar Wind Turbulence