Multi-scale Dynamical Processes in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas

  • Manfred P. Leubner
  • Zoltán Vörös
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 33)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Magnetic Field Topology and Reconnection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eugene N. Parker
      Pages 3-9
    3. Alexandre Lazarian, Grzegorz Kowal, B. Gouveia dal Pino, Ethan T. Vishniac
      Pages 11-21
    4. Bhuwan Joshi, Astrid Veronig, P. K. Manoharan, Boris V. Somov
      Pages 29-41
    5. Miroslav Bárta, Jan Skála, Marian Karlický, Jörg Büchner
      Pages 43-48
    6. Marian Karlický, Miroslav Bárta
      Pages 49-59
    7. Zoltán Vörös, Andrei Runov, Alexander Kendl
      Pages 61-66
  3. Plasma Relaxation and Heating

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 67-67
    2. Philippa K. Browning, Michael R. Bareford, Mykola Gordovskyy
      Pages 69-75
    3. Bhimsen K. Shivamoggi
      Pages 77-82
    4. Aline de Almeida Vidotto, Vera Jatenco-Pereira
      Pages 83-87
  4. Statistical Physics and Entropy Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. M. Lazar, V. Pierrard, S. Poedts, R. Schlickeiser
      Pages 97-107
  5. Waves, Shocks and Turbulence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Roberto Soler, Jose Luis Ballester
      Pages 111-121
    3. Youra Taroyan
      Pages 123-127
    4. Padma Kant Shukla, Bengt Eliasson, Lennart Stenflo
      Pages 129-141

About these proceedings

Introduction

Magnetized plasmas in the universe exhibit complex dynamical behavior over a huge range of scales. The fundamental mechanisms of energy transport, redistribution and conversion occur at multiple scales. The driving mechanisms often include energy accumulation, free-energy-excited relaxation processes, dissipation and self-organization. The plasma processes associated with energy conversion, transport and self-organization, such as magnetic reconnection, instabilities, linear and nonlinear waves, wave-particle interactions, dynamo processes, turbulence, heating, diffusion and convection represent fundamental physical effects. They demonstrate similar dynamical behavior in near-Earth space, on the Sun, in the heliosphere and in astrophysical environments.

'Multi-scale Dynamical Processes in Space and Astrophysical Plasmas' presents the proceedings of the International Astrophysics Forum Alpbach 2011. The contributions discuss the latest advances in the exploration of dynamical behavior in space plasmas environments, including comprehensive approaches to theoretical, experimental and numerical aspects. The book will appeal to researchers and students in the fields of physics, space and astrophysics, solar physics, geophysics and planetary science.

 

Keywords

Collisionless shocks Magnetic reconnection Particle acceleration in solar flares Plasma astrophysics RHESSI mission results Self-organization Solar flares Solar wind turbulence Space plasma book

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred P. Leubner
    • 1
  • Zoltán Vörös
    • 2
  1. 1., Inst. of Astro- and Particle PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria
  2. 2., Inst. of Astro- and Particle PhysicsUniversity of InnsbruckInnsbruckAustria

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-30442-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30441-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30442-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1570-6591
  • Series Online ISSN 1570-6605
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