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Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics An interactive open-access journal of the European Geosciences Union
Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 203-214, 2017
http://www.nonlin-processes-geophys.net/24/203/2017/
doi:10.5194/npg-24-203-2017
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Review article
12 May 2017
Review article: Wave analysis methods for space plasma experiment
Yasuhito Narita Space Research Institute, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Schmiedlstr. 6, 8042 Graz, Austria
Abstract. A review of analysis methods is given on quasi-monochromatic waves, turbulent fluctuations, and wave–wave and wave–particle interactions for single-spacecraft data in situ in near-Earth space and interplanetary space, in particular using magnetic field and electric field data. Energy spectra for different components of the fluctuating fields, minimum variance analysis, propagation and polarization properties of electromagnetic waves, wave distribution function, helicity quantities, higher-order statistics, and detection methods for wave–particle interactions are explained.

Citation: Narita, Y.: Review article: Wave analysis methods for space plasma experiment, Nonlin. Processes Geophys., 24, 203-214, doi:10.5194/npg-24-203-2017, 2017.
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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.
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