Using Magnetic Helicity, Topology, and Geometry to Investigate Complex Magnetic Fields

  • Étienne PariatEmail author
Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 591)


The complexity of magnetic fields is one of the essential ingredients of any magnetohydrodynamic study, with analysis depending heavily on 3D visualization. We discuss several approaches that enable us to analyze 3D magnetic fields in a synthetic manner. These approaches make use of the topology and geometry of magnetic fields and, in particular, the measure of magnetic helicity.


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