Use this URL to cite or link to this record in EThOS: http://ethos.bl.uk/OrderDetails.do?uin=uk.bl.ethos.697143
Title: Nonlinear prediction and analysis of solar-geophysical disturbances within the ionosphere
Author: Francis, Nicholas
Awarding Body: University of Leicester
Current Institution: University of Leicester
Date of Award: 2002
Availability of Full Text:
Access through EThOS:
Access through Institution:
Abstract:
This thesis presents novel and robust nonlinear techniques that can be used to analyse and predict geophysical time series. The techniques presented can cope with the problems of noise and non-continuity that are typical of solar-terrestrial data sets. Existing nonlinear analysis techniques are prone to given spurious indications of nonlinear behaviour in such circumstances. These new techniques can be applied as either an alternative to established techniques, to determine less fragile and more qualitative nonlinear properties that may be presented, or as a precursor - to determine whether or not it is viable to proceed with the application of standard nonlinear analysis methods. The methods in this thesis have a general applicability that extends to any time series prediction problem, and are not necessarily limited to geophysical applications. Furthermore, these techniques have been adapted to form the basis of a real-time ionospheric forecasting demonstrator.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.697143  DOI: Not available
Share: