Fractal MHD Waves in the Solar Atmosphere

Luigi Nocera
1993 International Astronomical Union Colloquium  
AbstractNonlinear MHD waves forced into a bounded cavity exhibit structural instability of their equilibria and periodic orbits as the forcing varies. For some values of the forcing the computed Poincaré maps, Lyapunov exponents and phase-space correlation reveal that the waves become chaotic; the Haussdorff dimension of the waves' attracting set lies between its correlation dimension (≈ 2.2) and its information dimension (≈ 2.25).
doi:10.1017/s0252921100029791 fatcat:aaokxtn3h5fvzkn5dbijrzqcxe