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Center for Theoretical Geo/Cosmo Plasma Physics
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Forced and/or (FSOC) Self-Organized Criticality
and Multiscale Intermittent Turbulence in the Magnetotail

The Center is composed of a cohesive unit of scientists from various disciplines
engaged in frontier theoretical geo/cosmo plasma research.

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    RECENTLY PUBLISHED PAPERS AND PREPRINTS:

  • Tom Chang, Sunny W.Y. Tam, and Cheng-Chin Wu,Complexity in Space Plasmas-A Brief Review, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 122, 281-291, doi:10.1007/s11214-006-5957-4, 2006.

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  • Sunny W.Y. Tam, Tom Chang, Paul M. Kintner, and Eric Klatt, Intermittency analyses on the SIERRA measurements of the electric field fluctuations in the auroral zone, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 32, L05109, doi:10.1029/2004GL021445, 2005.

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  • Tom Chang, Sunny W.Y. Tam, and Cheng-Chin Wu, Complexity induced anisotropic bimodal intermittent turbulence in space plasmas, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 6, Pages 1287-1299, 2004.

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  • Tom Chang, "Complexity" induced plasma turbulence in coronal holes and the solar wind, in Solar Wind Ten, ed. by M. Velli, R. Bruno, and F. Malara, AIP Conference Proceedings, Melville, NY, Vol. 679, Pages 481-484, 2003.

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  • Tom Chang, Sunny W.Y. Tam, Cheng-Chin Wu and Giuseppe Consolini, Complexity, forced and/or self-organized criticality, and topological phase transitions in space plasmas, Space Science Reviews, Vol. 107, Pages 425-445, 2003.

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  • Tom Chang, An example of resonances, coherent structures and topological phase transitions --- the origin of the low frequency broadband spectrum in the auroral zone, Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics, Vol. 8, Pages 175-179, 2001.

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  • Tom Chang, Cheng-chin Wu and Vassilis Angelopoulos, Preferential Acceleration of Coherent Magnetic Structures and Bursty Bulk Flows in Earth's Magnetotail, LANL e-Print archive, physics/0106098, arXiv.org, http://xxx.lanl.gov/, June 29, 2001.

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  • Tom Chang, Self-organized criticality, multi-fractal spectra, sporadic localized reconnections and intermittent turbulence in the magnetotail, Physics of Plasmas, Vol. 6, Number 11, Pages 4137-4145, November 1999.

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  • S.W.Y. Tam and T. Chang, Comparison of the effects of wave-particle interactions and the kinetic suprathermal electron population on the acceleration of the solar wind, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 395, Pages 1001-1012, 2002.

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  • Sunny W.Y. Tam and Tom Chang, Kinetic evolution and acceleration of the solar wind, Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 26, No. 20, Pages 3189-3192, October 15, 1999.

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