A review is given of the theory of magnetic reconnection in the framework of resistive magnetohydrodynamics. Although much emphasis is placed on two-dimensional systems, the final sections give a brief look forward to problems arising in fully three-dimensional configurations.
Bibliographic Reference: Report: IPP 6/304 EN (1991) 68 pp.
Availability: Available from Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, 8046 Garching bei München (DE)
Record Number: 199210259 / Last updated on: 1994-12-02
Original language: en
Available languages: en