The Role of Coarse-Grained Helicity and Self-Organized Criticality in Magnetotail Dynamics

  1. Michael R. Brown,
  2. Richard C. Canfield and
  3. Alexei A. Pevtsov
  1. Tom Chang

Published Online: 19 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1029/GM111p0277

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

Magnetic Helicity in Space and Laboratory Plasmas

How to Cite

Chang, T. (1999) The Role of Coarse-Grained Helicity and Self-Organized Criticality in Magnetotail Dynamics, 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/GM111p0277

Author Information

  1. Center for Space Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and International Space Science Institute, Bern, Switzerland

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:

  • Magnetotail, Plasma Sheet and Substorms–A Brief Introduction

  • Plasma Resonances, Coarse-Grained Helicity and Coherent Structures

  • Merging of Coherent Flux Tubes

  • Self-Organized Criticality

  • Multifractal Spectra

  • Synopsis and the New Millennium Magnetotail