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Triggering of Magnetic Reconnection by Shock Waves for Different Resistivity
Recent numerical simulations showed that shock waves of moderate strength
can trigger magnetic field reconnection in a current sheet (Odstrcil and
Karlicky, 1997). These results suggest that triggering of solar flares
by shock waves coming from distant sources is possible. Numerical simulation
of shock-induced magnetic reconnection has an advantage that boundary inflow
is computed self- consistently and its parameters results from dynamic
physical situation. This enables one to concentrate on question whether
resulting dynamic behavior depends on resistivity models and if yes which
model and which behavior seems to be more realistic and more likely to
Authors: D. Odstrcil and M. Karlicky
Organization: Astronomical Institute
Address: 25165 Ondrejov
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