Solar Flares: An Extremum of Reconnection

  1. Edward W. Hones Jr.
  1. Stirling A. Colgate

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM030p0372

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Colgate, S. A. (1984) Solar Flares: An Extremum of Reconnection, in Magnetic Reconnection in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (ed E. W. Hones), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM030p0372

Author Information

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1984

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900582

Online ISBN: 9781118664223

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic field;
  • Plasma conditions;
  • Shear and field topology;
  • Solar flares

Summary

  • Solar Flare Topology

  • Shear and Field Topology

  • Conditions of the August 4, 1972 Solar Flare

  • Comparison of Laboratory Experiments and Solar Magnetic Fields

  • The Stabilized Pinch or Laboratory Simulation

  • Plasma Conditions

  • Mapping of Magnetic Flux Tubes in a Laboratory Experiment