It has been recently established that particle dynamics in the magnetotail geometry can be described as a nonintegrable Hamiltonian system with well‐defined entry and exit regions through which stochastic orbits can enter and exit the system after repeatedly crossing the equatorial plane. It is shown that the phase space regions occupied by orbits of different numbers of equatorial crossings or different exit modes are separated by fractal boundaries. The fractal boundaries in an entry region for stochastic orbits are examined and the capacity dimension is determined.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Geophysical Research Letters|
|State||Published - Jul 1990|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)