Removing the pressure limitations on flux pile-up reconnection

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Abstract

In a recent Letter, Litvinenko, Forbes, and Priest (1996) claimed that the rate of the very fast flux-pile rip reconnection is severely limited by the effects of plasma pressure. They considered however only two-dimensional, zero-vorticity flows. Here we show that this limitation is a feature of these restrictive assumptions and can be removed by relaxing either of them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411-414
Number of pages4
JournalSolar Physics
Volume177
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1998

Keywords

  • MAGNETIC-FIELD ANNIHILATION
  • STAGNATION-POINT FLOWS
  • STEADY-STATE
  • CURRENT SHEET

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