Special Issue "Advanced Signal Processing in Heliospheric Physics"


A special issue of Entropy (ISSN 1099-4300). This special issue belongs to the section "Astrophysics and Cosmology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2013)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Jack Ireland
L-3 Communications GSI, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA
Interests: coronal seismology; coronal and chromospheric structure and heating

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Heliospheric physics is the study of the phenomena of the Earth-Sun system. We seek to understand how solar phenomena are created, how energy is transported from the solar surface through interplanetary space, and how that energy interacts with terrestrial systems, both natural, technological and societal. This requires the study of the many complex, and often interconnected nonlinear phenomena at many different time and length scales. Further, the amount of data available, as well as the variety of data sources (space-based, ground-based) are larger than ever before, making it possible to combine physical modelling with statistical signal processing in order to advance our understanding of heliospheric physics.

We seek papers that address the challenges of how to make best use of physical and statistical modelling in order to extract as much information as possible out of the heterogeneous data available. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • solar atmosphere plasma turbulence
  • intermittency, multifractality
  • segmentation of solar features, exploitation of catalogs
  • prediction of solar transients (flares, coronal mass ejections), and their propagation through the heliosphere
  • DEM analysis, study of thermal structure, source separation
  • long-term statistical analysis (solar cycle studies).
  • time-frequency and time-scale analysis (oscillations, feature extraction)
  • multidimensional image reconstruction
  • dimensionality reduction
  • content-based image retrieval

Dr. Jack Ireland
Guest editor


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  • information theory
  • entropy
  • machine learning
  • Bayesian
  • frequentist data analysis
  • computer vision
  • solar wind
  • solar atmosphere
  • magnetic field
  • solar transients

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p. 1134-1168
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Entropy 2014, 16(2), 1134-1168; doi:10.3390/e16021134
Received: 9 August 2013 / Revised: 18 December 2013 / Accepted: 11 February 2014 / Published: 24 February 2014
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Entropy 2013, 15(10), 4520-4539; doi:10.3390/e15104520
Received: 24 August 2013 / Revised: 27 September 2013 / Accepted: 10 October 2013 / Published: 22 October 2013
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Entropy 2013, 15(8), 3007-3030; doi:10.3390/e15083007
Received: 23 May 2013 / Revised: 4 July 2013 / Accepted: 18 July 2013 / Published: 26 July 2013
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