RUSSIAN JOURNAL OF EARTH SCIENCES VOL. 5, NO. 5, PAGES 375–383, doi:10.2205/2003ES000138, 2003

Wavelet analysis of secular geomagnetic variations

N. M. Rotanova, T. N. Bondar, and E. V. Kovalevskaya

Institute of Terrestrial Magnetism, Ionosphere and Radio Wave Propagation, Russian Academy of Sciences, Troitsk, Moscow region, Russia


[1]  Temporal characteristics of secular variations ( SV ) over the last hundred of years are studied using the wavelet transformation, providing estimates of dispersion and energy parameters of the process analyzed. The presence of abrupt geomagnetic field variations of the intraterrestrial origin in periods of 1969-1970 and 1989-1990 is confirmed. The SV process is, on the whole, nonfractal, and only two largest scales can be regarded as monofractal. The SV scale diagrams obtained from the wavelet analysis not only revealed singularities in the SV field but also provided constraints on variations in its energy parameters throughout the time interval studied. On the basis of the SV phase portrayal constructed in our study, the limits of the SV dynamic system are estimated to be 2

Received 25 November 2003; published 2 December 2003.

Keywords: geomagnetic field, secular variation, wavelet analysis, attractor.

Citation: Rotanova, N. M., T. N. Bondar, and E. V. Kovalevskaya (2003), Wavelet analysis of secular geomagnetic variations, Russ. J. Earth Sci., 5, No.5, 375-383, doi:10.2205/2003ES000138.

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