Magnetic topologies of coronal mass ejection events: Effects of 3-dimensional reconnection

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New magnetic loops formed in the corona following coronal mass ejection, CME, liftoffs provide strong evidence that magnetic reconnection commonly occurs within the magnetic ``legs`` of the departing CMEs. Such reconnection is inherently 3-dimensional and naturally produces CMEs having magnetic flux rope topologies. Sustained reconnection behind CMEs can produce a mixture of open and disconnected field lines threading the CMES. In contrast to the results of 2-dimensional reconnection. the disconnected field lines are attached to the outer heliosphere at both ends. A variety of solar and solar wind observations are consistent with the concept of sustained 3-dimensional reconnection within the ... continued below

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Gosling, J.T. September 1, 1995.

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New magnetic loops formed in the corona following coronal mass ejection, CME, liftoffs provide strong evidence that magnetic reconnection commonly occurs within the magnetic ``legs`` of the departing CMEs. Such reconnection is inherently 3-dimensional and naturally produces CMEs having magnetic flux rope topologies. Sustained reconnection behind CMEs can produce a mixture of open and disconnected field lines threading the CMES. In contrast to the results of 2-dimensional reconnection. the disconnected field lines are attached to the outer heliosphere at both ends. A variety of solar and solar wind observations are consistent with the concept of sustained 3-dimensional reconnection within the magnetic legs of CMEs close to the Sun.

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  • 8. international solar wind conference, Dana Point, CA (United States), 26-30 Jun 1995

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  • Report No.: LA-UR--95-2853
  • Report No.: CONF-9506256--3
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  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 110173
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Gosling, J.T. Magnetic topologies of coronal mass ejection events: Effects of 3-dimensional reconnection, article, September 1, 1995; New Mexico. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc628306/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.