Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Editor(s): Edward W. Hones

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

Print ISBN: 9780875900582

Online ISBN: 9781118664223

DOI: 10.1029/GM030

About this Book

Published by the American Geophysical Union as part of the Geophysical Monograph Series, Volume 30.

This monograph reviews the basic concepts of the magnetic reconnection phenomenon. It describes the observational and theoretical evidence for the occurrence of reconnection in space plasmas, and it discusses the roles of reconnection in laboratory plasmas where the reconnection process offers practical benefits in some magnetic fusion experiments. The book is based on a Chapman Conference on Magnetic Reconnection and contains most of the papers presented at the conference as well as much of the discussion of them. The conference was held at the Los Alamos National Laboratory October 3-7, 1983 and was attended by 130 scientists, citizens of more than a dozen countries.

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    2. Patterns of Magnetic Field Merging Sites on the Magnetopause (pages 156–157)

      J. G. Luhmann, R. J. Walker, C. T. Russell, N. U. Crooker, J. R. Spreiter and S. S. Stahara