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Two- and three-dimensional magnetic reconnection observed in the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis of magnetohydrodynamics equations

Ohkitani, K. and Constantin, P. (2008) Two- and three-dimensional magnetic reconnection observed in the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis of magnetohydrodynamics equations. Physical Review E , 78 (6). Art. No. 066315. ISSN 1550-2376

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Abstract

We study reconnection phenomena in magnetohydrodynamics on the basis of a magnetohydrodynamic version of the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis. We find that the methods are useful in capturing time scales associated with magnetic reconnection both in two and three dimensions. Visualizations show that the determinants of the Jacobian determinants of the diffusive labels are small where active reconnection takes place. The resetting of the diffusive labels extracts a short time scale during reconnection.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: See Also Erratum: K. Ohkitani and P. Constantin, Two- and three-dimensional magnetic reconnection observed in the Eulerian-Lagrangian analysis of magnetohydrodynamics equations, Phys. Rev. E 78, 066315 (2008). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.78.066315
Academic Units: The University of Sheffield > Faculty of Science (Sheffield) > School of Mathematics and Statistics (Sheffield)
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Depositing User: Mrs Megan Hobbs
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 11:37
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2010 11:10
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevE.78.066315
Status: Published
Publisher: American Physical Society
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevE.78.066315
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/10541

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