Sudden, large-amplitude fluctuations appear in many physical systems such as the atmosphere, space- and fusion plasmas. Standard methods for investigating such systems often ignore large fluctuations or concentrate on conditions where they do not appear. As a result, using such methods may lead to fatal underestimation of the likelihood of extreme events.
A promising way to model such fluctuations is to use a model consisting of randomly appearing pulses, directly taking the large fluctuations into account. Our primary objective is to develop this model as a general model for intermittent fluctuations in physical systems, with a focus on 4 research areas: (1) Near-wall turbulence in magnetic confinement fusion devices. (2) Cosmic dust particle distributions. (3) Global temperature resopnse to volcanic forcing. (4) Atmospheric aerosols near the ground.
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