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Resonant absorption of Alfven waves and the associated phenomenon of magnetic reconnection

Uberoi, C (1990) Resonant absorption of Alfven waves and the associated phenomenon of magnetic reconnection. In: Symposia - International Astronomical Union (142). pp. 245-249.

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Abstract

It is proposed that the mathematical analysis of the Alfven wave equation in inhomogeneous magnetic fields which explain the resonance absorption of Alfven surface waves near a resonant layer can also be used to show that the magnetic reconnection process can arise near the zero-frequency resonant layer driven by VLF Alfven surface waves. It is suggested that the associated phenomena of resonant absorption and magnetic reconnection can account for the recent observations of intense magnetic activity in the long-period geomagnetic micropulsation range, at cusp latitudes, during flux transfer events.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Kluwer Academic Publ.
Department/Centre: Division of Physical & Mathematical Sciences > Mathematics
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2011 11:34
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 11:34
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/34960

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