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dc.contributor.authorWatson, P.G.
dc.contributor.authorCraig, Ian J.D.
dc.date.accessioned2008-11-04T20:10:03Z
dc.date.available2008-11-04T20:10:03Z
dc.date.issued1997-01
dc.identifier.citationWatson, P.G. & Craig, I.J. (2005). Analytic solutions of the magnetic annihilation and reconnection problems. I. Planar flow profiles. Physics of Plasmas, 4, 101.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1070-664X
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/1272
dc.description.abstractThe phenomena of steady-state magnetic annihilation and reconnection in the vicinity of magnetic nulls are considered. It is shown that reconnective solutions can be derived by superposing the velocity and magnetic fields of simple magnetic annihilation models. These solutions contain most of the previous models for magnetic merging and reconnection, as well as introducing several new solutions. The various magnetic dissipation mechanisms are classified by examining the scaling of the Ohmic diffusion rate with plasma resistivity. Reconnection solutions generally allow more favorable "fast" dissipation scalings than annihilation models. In particular, reconnection models involving the advection of planar field components have the potential to satisfy the severe energy release requirements of the solar flare. The present paper is mainly concerned with magnetic fields embedded in strictly planar flows—a discussion of the more complicated three-dimensional flow patterns is presented in Part II [Phys. Plasmas 4, 110 (1997)].en_US
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dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.urihttp://link.aip.org/link/?PHPAEN/4/101/1en_US
dc.rightsCopyright 1997 American Institute of Physics. This article may be downloaded for personal use only. Any other use requires prior permission of the author and the American Institute of Physics. The following article appeared in the journal Physics of Plasmas and may be found at http://jmp.aip.org/jmp/top.jspen_US
dc.subjectmathematicsen_US
dc.subjectmagnetohydrodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectsolar flaresen_US
dc.subjectanalytical solutionen_US
dc.subjectmagnetic reconnectionen_US
dc.subjectthree-dimensional calculationsen_US
dc.subjectmagnetic fieldsen_US
dc.subjectsunen_US
dc.subjectplasma magnetohydrodynamicsen_US
dc.subjectplasma theoryen_US
dc.subjectsolar flaresen_US
dc.subjectastrophysical plasmaen_US
dc.subjectplasma transport processesen_US
dc.titleAnalytic solutions of the magnetic annihilation and reconnection problems. I. Planar flow profilesen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1063/1.872569en_US
dc.relation.isPartOfPhysics of Plasmasen_NZ
pubs.begin-page101en_NZ
pubs.elements-id39945
pubs.end-page109en_NZ
pubs.issue1en_NZ
pubs.volume4en_NZ


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