Accession Number:

ADA523629

Title:

Three-Dimensional Hall Magnetic Reconnection

Descriptive Note:

Journal article

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON DC PLASMA PHYSICS DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2005-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

3.0

Abstract:

One of the most important and intriguing processes in space and laboratory plasmas is magnetic field line reconnection it provides a mechanism to rapidly convert magnetic field energy into particle energy. For example, magnetic reconnection is considered to be a key factor in the onset and evolution of solar flares and magnetic storms. These two phenomena play a critical role in the dynamics of the near-Earth space environment, and are an integral part of space weather that can adversely impact communication and navigation systems.

Subject Categories:

  • Electricity and Magnetism

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE