Topological Evolution of a Fast Magnetic Breakout CME in Three Dimensions

@article{Lynch2008TopologicalEO,
  title={Topological Evolution of a Fast Magnetic Breakout CME in Three Dimensions},
  author={Benjamin J. Lynch and Spiro K. Antiochos and C. Richard DeVore and Janet G. Luhmann and Thomas H. Zurbuchen},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2008},
  volume={683},
  pages={1192-1206}
}
We present the extension of the magnetic breakout model for CME initiation to a fully three-dimensional, spherical geometry. Given the increased complexity of the dynamic magnetic field interactions in three dimensions, we first present a summary of the well known axisymmetric breakout scenario in terms of the topological evolution associated with the various phases of the eruptive process. In this context, we discuss the analogous topological evolution during the magnetic breakout CME… 
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