Space Science Reviews

, Volume 122, Issue 1–4, pp 313–320 | Cite as

Hysteresis Provides Self-Organization in a Plasma Model

  • J. A. Valdivia
  • J. Rogan
  • V. Munoz
  • B. Toledo


The magnetosphere is a multi-scale spatio-temporal complex dynamical system. Self-organization is a possible solution to the seemingly contradicting observation of the repeatable and coherent substorm phenomena with underlying complex behavior in the plasma sheet. Self-organization, through spatio-temporal chaos, emerges naturally in a plasma physics model with sporadic dissipation.


self-organization space plasmas magnetospheric dynamics 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. A. Valdivia
    • 1
    • 2
  • J. Rogan
    • 1
  • V. Munoz
    • 1
  • B. Toledo
    • 3
  1. 1.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile
  2. 2.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de los AndesBogota
  3. 3.Departamento de FísicaUniversidad de SantiagoSantiagoChile

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