Chaotic behaviour of solar radio flux

Research paper by L. Romanelli, M. A. Figliola, F. A. Hirsch, S. M. Radicella

Indexed on: 01 Sep '87Published on: 01 Sep '87Published in: Solar Physics


The presence of a chaotic attractor is investigated in time series of 10.7 cm solar flux. The correlation dimension and the Kolomogorov entropy have been calculated for the time period 1964–1984. The values found for the Kolmogorov entropy show that chaos is indeed present. The correlation dimension found for high solar activity is 3.3 and for low solar activity is 4.5, indicating that a low-dimensionsion chaotic attractor is present in the time series analysed.