Application of Non-linear Analysis to Intensity Oscillations of the Chromospheric Bright Points

Bhattacharya, Joydeep; Pereda, Ernesto; Kariyappa, Rangaiah and Pratim Kanjilal, Partha. 2001. Application of Non-linear Analysis to Intensity Oscillations of the Chromospheric Bright Points. Solar Physics, 199(2), pp. 267-290. ISSN 00380938 [Article]

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We have applied several nonlinear techniques to the intensity oscillations of the chromospheric bright points observed at the Vacuum Tower Telescope (VTT) of the Sacramento Peak Observatory. A 35-min time sequence obtained in the Cathinspii H line over a quiet region at the center of the solar disk under high spatial, spectral, and temporal resolution has been used. A relatively new approach is used to detect the hidden periodicity and to extract the associated periodic component(s) from an apparently irregular time series. The unique feature of this approach is that the constituent component(s) can be non-sinusoidal in nature. The periodicity analysis shows that time series of intensity oscillations of most of the bright points can be composed of two non-sinusoidal periodic components with periodicity varying between 2.4 min and 5.8 min. With the help of a multivariate embedding technique, globally significant spatial nonlinear correlation is found. The identification of the nonlinear interaction between bright points is performed by using the methods of dynamical phase synchronization and the similarity index. The analysis indicates that bright points are interconnected in the sense that some bright points are more active and can influence the other relatively passive bright points.

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