This book presents studies of complexity in the context of nonequilibrium phenomena using theory, modeling, simulations, and expe...
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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. Inhalt Preface.- Section 1: Space Plasmas.- Nonequilibrium Phenomena in the Earth's Magnetosphere: Phase Transition, Self-organized Criticality and Turbulence; A.S. Sharma, D.N. Baker and J. Borovsky. Complexity and Intermittent Turbulence in Space Plasmas; T. Chang, S.W.Y. Tam and C.C. Wu. Complexity and Topological Disorder in the Earth's Magnetotail Dynamics; G. Consolini, T. Chang and A.T.Y. Lui. Simulation Study of SOC Dynamics in Driven Current Sheet Models; J. Klimas, V.M. Uritsky, D. Vassiliadis and D.N. Baker. Two State Transition Model of the Magnetosphere; T. Tanaka. Global and Multiscale Phenomena of the Magnetosphere; A.S. Sharma, A.Y. Ukhorskiy and M.I. Sitnov. Low-Frequency Magnetic Fluctuations in the Plasma Sheet; A. Petrukovich. Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission: Cross-scale Exploration of Complexity in the Magnetosphere; A.S. Sharma and S.A. Curtis. Section 2: Laboratory Plasmas.- Perspectives of Intermittency in the Edge Turbulence of Fusion Devices; R. Jha, P.K. Kaw and A. Das. Transition to Self-organized High Confinement States in Tokamak Plasmas: Transition to H-mode in Tokamak Plasmas; P.N. Guzdar, R.G. Kleva, R.J. Groebner and P. Gohil. Internal Transport Barriors in Magnetized Plasmas; X. Garbet, P. Ghendrih, Y. Sarazin, P. Beyer, C. Figarella and S. Benkadda. Characterization of Turbulence in terms of Probability Density Function: A New Approach to Describe Transport in Fusion Plasmas; C. Hidalgo, B. Goncalves and M.A. Pedrosa. Phase Transition in Dusty Plasmas; G. Ganguli, G. Joyce and M. Lampe. Section 3: Cross-disciplinary Studies.- Precursors of Catastrophic Failures; S. Pradhan and B.K. Chakrabarti. Multiscale Interactions and Predictability of the Indian Summer Monsoon; B.N. Goswami and R.S. Ajaya Mohan