Progress in the Study of Three-Dimensional Plasmoids

  1. Gordon R. Wilson
  1. Michael Hesse and
  2. Joachim Birn

Published Online: 18 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM062p0055

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes

Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes

How to Cite

Hesse, M. and Birn, J. (1991) Progress in the Study of Three-Dimensional Plasmoids, in Modeling Magnetospheric Plasma Processes (ed G. R. Wilson), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM062p0055

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1991

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900285

Online ISBN: 9781118663905



  • Space plasmas—Mathematical models—Congresses;
  • Magnetosphere—Mathematical models—Congresses


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Topology of Plasmoids in Three Dimensions

  • Acceleration Mechanism for Plasmoids

  • Three-Dimensional Magnetic Reconnection

  • The Substorm Current Wedge

  • Magnetosphere-Ionosphere Coupling During Substorms

  • Summary