Articles | Volume 30, issue 8
Regular paper
01 Aug 2012
Regular paper |  | 01 Aug 2012

Multifractal analysis of interplanetary magnetic field obtained during CME events

M. J. A. Bolzan and R. R. Rosa

Abstract. In this paper, we have analyzed the interplanetary magnetic field (IMF) obtained by ACE satellite during the coronal mass ejection events. The characterization of the IMF fluctuations was performed using the singular power spectra deviations obtained from a wavelet transform modulus maxima (WTMM) approach. The results suggest the existence of different multifractal processes driving the intermittency during and after the CME events on the IMF time series. The characteristic time scales found, using the WTMM, and possible related physical mechanisms are discussed in the context of nonlinear interplanetary magnetic field response.