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Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 527–543, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-527-2015
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 22, 527–543, 2015
https://doi.org/10.5194/npg-22-527-2015

Research article 11 Sep 2015

Research article | 11 Sep 2015

The transient variation in the complexes of the low-latitude ionosphere within the equatorial ionization anomaly region of Nigeria

A. B. Rabiu et al.

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This paper describes chaos and dynamical complexity to reveal the state of the underlying dynamics of the ionosphere on a daily basis. This is to show the daily/transient variations of chaoticity and dynamical complexity so as to reveal the degree of changes that occur in the ionospheric process and dynamics from one day to another. This paper will point the space science community in the direction of the use of chaoticity and dynamical complexity as indices to describe the process and dynamics.