Articles | Volume 6, issue 2
30 Jun 1999
30 Jun 1999

Comments and new results about the magnetospheric chaos hypothesis

G. P. Pavlos, M. A. Athanasiu, D. Diamantidis, A. G. Rigas, and E. T. Sarris

Abstract. In this study we present theoretical concepts and results concerning the hypothesis test of the magnetospheric chaos. For this reason we compare the observational behavior of the magnetospheric system with results obtained by analysing different types of stochastic and deterministic input-output systems. The results of this comparison indicate that the hypothesis of lowdimensional chaos for the magnetospheric dynamics remains a possible and fruitful concept which must be developed further.