Articles | Volume 24, issue 2
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 203–214, 2017
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 203–214, 2017

Review article 12 May 2017

Review article | 12 May 2017

Review article: Wave analysis methods for space plasma experiment

Yasuhito Narita

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Short summary
Various methods in the single-spacecraft data analysis are reviewed to determine physical properties of waves, turbulent fluctuations, and wave-wave and wave-particle interactions in the space plasma environment using the magnetic field, the electric field, and the plasma data.