The Role of Reconnection in the Formation of Flux Ropes in the Solar Wind

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. J. T. Gosling

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0205

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Gosling, J. T. (1999) The Role of Reconnection in the Formation of Flux Ropes in the Solar Wind, in Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas (eds M. R. Brown, R. C. Canfield and A. A. Pevtsov), American Geophysical Union, Washington, D. C.. doi: 10.1029/GM111p0205

Author Information

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

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1999

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780875900940

Online ISBN: 9781118664476

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Keywords:

  • Magnetic reconnection;
  • Particles (Nuclear physics)-Helicity;
  • Plasma (Ionized gases);
  • Plasma astrophysics

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Inferring Magnetic Topologies in the Solar Wind

  • Magnetic Field Rotations Within Coronal Mass Ejections in the Solar Wind

  • Magnetic Flux Ropes in the Solar Wind

  • Suggested Origins of Flux Rope CMES

  • Flux Ropes Originating From 3-Dimensional Reconnection

  • Open and Disconnected Field Lines Within Flux Ropes

  • Field Topologies Resulting From Sustained Magnetic Reconnection

  • Concluding Comments