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

K. Ohkitani, P. Constantin

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number066315
JournalPhysical Review E - Statistical, Nonlinear, and Soft Matter Physics
Volume78
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
  • Statistics and Probability
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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