A. Otto - Publications in Professional Journals and Monographs



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  1. Otto, A. and K. Schindler, An energy principle for two-dimensional collisionless relativistic plasmas, Plasma Physics, 26, 1525, 1984.

  2. Schindler, K., M. Hesse, M. Kiessling, and A. Otto, On magnetic reconnection and its consequences in magnetospheric tails, in Proceedings of the International Conference of Plasma Physics (Kiev/Ukraine, April 6 - 12 1987), ed. by A. G. Sitenko, p. 772, World Scientific Publ. Co., Singapore 1987.

  3. Otto, A., Three dimensional computations of the dynamics of the magnetopause: First results, in Cosmic Plasma Physics, ed. R. Treumann and A. Otto, p. 26--29, Max-Planck-Inst. fuer Physik und Astrophysik, Garching, Germany, 1988.

  4. Otto, A., The role of magnetic reconnection in magnetotail plasmoid dynamics, in Reconnection in Space Plasma, ed. T. D. Guyenne and J. J. Hunt, p. 223, ESA SP-285 (Vol. II), Noordwijk, Netherlands, 1989.

  5. Otto, A., 3-d resistive MHD computations of magnetospheric physics, Computer Physics Communication, 59, 185, 1990.

  6. Otto, A., Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection at the Earth's magnetopause, in Plasma Astrophysics, ed. T. D. Guyenne and J. J. Hunt, p. 57, ESA SP-311, Noordwijk, 1990.

  7. Otto, A., K. Schindler, and J. Birn, Quantitative study on the nonlinear formation and acceleration of plasmoids in the earth's magnetotail, J. Geophys. Res., 95, 15023, 1990.

  8. Otto, A., M. Hesse, and K. Schindler, General magnetic reconnection in 3-d systems, in Topological Fluid Mechanics, ed. by H. K. Moffatt and A. Tsinober, p.225, Cambridge University Press, 1990.

  9. Schindler, K., and A. Otto, Resistive instability, in Physics of Magnetic Flux Ropes, ed. by C.T. Russell, E.R. Priest, and L.C. Lee, p. 51, Geophys. Mon. Ser. 58, AGU, Washington D.C., 1990.

  10. Otto, A., Three-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic simulations of processes at the earth's magnetopause, Geophysical and Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics, 62, 69, 1991.

  11. Otto, A., The resistive tearing instability for generalized resistivity models: Theory, Phys. Fluids B, 3, 1739, 1991.

  12. Otto, A. and U. Arendt, Numerical simulation of flux transfer events at the magnetopause: electron dynamics, Advances in Space Research, 11, No. 9, 129, 1991.

  13. Birk, G.T., and A. Otto, The resistive tearing instability for generalized resistivity models: Applications, Phys. Fluids B, 3, 1746, 1991.

  14. Scholer, M., and A. Otto, Magnetotail reconnection: current diversion and field-aligned currents, Geophys. Res Let., 18, 733, 1991.

  15. Scholer, M., A. Otto, and G.J. Gadbois, Three-dimensional numerical simulations of magnetotail reconnection, in Magnetic Substorms, ed. by T. Iijima, J. Kan and T. Potemra, p. 171, Geophys. Mon. Ser., 64, AGU, Washington D.C. 1991.

  16. Otto, A., Three-dimensional MHD-computations of magnetic reconnection, in Plasma Theoretical Problems in Astro- and Fusion Physics, ed. by H. K. Biernat, S. J. Bauer and M. Heindler, p. 125, Austrian Academy of Sciences 1992.

  17. Otto, A. and G.T. Birk, The dynamical evolution of small-scale auroral arc phenomena due to a resistive instability, J. Geophys. Res., 97, 8391, 1992.

  18. Otto, A. and G.T. Birk, Resistive instability of periodic current sheets, Phys. Fluids, B, 4, 3811, 1992.

  19. Otto, A., Simulation of dynamic processes at the dayside magnetopause, in The Solar Wind - Magnetosphere System, p. 179, ed. by H. K. Biernat, S. J. Bauer and M. Heindler, Austrian Academy of Sciences, 1993.

  20. Otto, A. and G.T. Birk, Formation of thin auroral arcs by current striation, Geophys. Res Let., 20, 2833, 1993.

  21. Otto A., H. Ziegler, and G.T. Birk, Plasma and magnetic field signatures generated by three-dimensional MHD simulations, in Spatio-Temporal Analysis for Resolving Plasma Turbulence (START), p. 337, ESA WPP-47, European Space Agency, 1993.

  22. Birk, G.T., A. Otto, and H. Ziegler, A 3-D three-fluid code to study the magnetosphere-ionosphere-thermosphere system, in Spatio-Temporal Analysis for Resolving Plasma Turbulence (START), p. 357, ESA WPP-47, European Space Agency, 1993.

  23. Buechner, J. and A. Otto, Consequences of chaotic particle motion for the stability of space plasma current sheets, in Plasma Physics and Controlled Nuclear Fusion, ESA, p. 105, 1993.

  24. Lee, L.C., Z.W. Ma, Z.F. Fu, and A. Otto, Topology of magnetic flux ropes and formation of fossil flux transfer events and boundary layer plasmas, J. Geophys. Res., 98, 3943, 1993.

  25. Ma, Z.W., L.C. Lee, Y. Shi, and A. Otto, B_y enhancements in magnetospheric current sheets and magnetic flux tubes, Physics of Space Plasmas (1992), SPI Conference Proceedings and Reprint Series, Vol. 12, p. 575, T. Chang, G. B. Crew, and J. P. Jasperse, eds., Scientific Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1994.

  26. Ma, Z.W., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Core Magnetic field enhancement in SXR, MXR, and Patchy Reconnection Processes, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 6125, 1994. - PDF file

  27. La Belle-Hamer, A.L., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Magnetic reconnection in the presence of sheared plasma flow: Intermediate shock formation, Physics of Plasmas, 1, 706, 1994.

  28. Yan, M., A. Otto, D. Muzzel, and L.C. Lee, Tearing mode instability in a multiple current sheet system, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 8657, 1994. - PDF file

  29. Otto, A. and G.T. Birk, Formation of thin discrete auroral arcs, Substorms 2, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Substorms, ed. by J.R. Kan, J.D. Craven, and S.-I. Akasofu, p. 127, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994.

  30. Lee, L.C., L. Zhang, M. Yan, H.J. Cai, G.S. Choe, A. Otto, and S.-I. Akasofu, Formation of a very thin current sheet during substorm growth phase and plasma sheet dynamics in the recovery phase, Substorms 2, Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Substorms, ed. by J.R. Kan, J.D. Craven, and S.-I. Akasofu, p. 143, University of Alaska Fairbanks, 1994.

  31. Voge, A., K. Schindler, and A. Otto, Nonlinear current-sheet formation in ideal plasmas, J. Geophys. Res., 99, 21241, 1994.

  32. Otto, A., Magnetic reconnection at the magnetopause, A fundumental process and manifold properties, IUGG report Reviews of Geophysics, Supplement, ed. G. Siscoe, 657, 1995.

  33. Otto, A., Properties of pressure pulses and magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause, in Physics of the Magnetopause, ed. By B.U.O. Sonnerup and P. Song, Geophys. Mon. Ser., AGU, Washington D.C., p. 303, 1995.

  34. Otto, A., Forced three-dimensional magnetic reconnection due to linkage of magnetic flux tubes, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 11863, 1995.- PDF file

  35. Otto, A., L.C. Lee, and Z.W. Ma, Plasma and magnetic field properties associated with pressure pulses and magnetic reconnection at the dayside magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res, 100, 14895, 1995.- PDF file

  36. Buechner, J. and A. Otto, The influence of chaotic particle motion on large scale magnetotail instability, in Micro- and Mesoscale Phenomena in Space Plasmas, ed. M. Ashour-Abdalla, T. Chang, and R. Lysak, Geophys. Mon. Ser., AGU, Washington D.C., p. 197, 1995.

  37. Dreher, J., G.T. Birk, K. Schindler, and A. Otto, The role of magnetic reconnection in Venus ionopause activity, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 14833, 1995. - PDF file

  38. La Belle-Hamer, A.L., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Effects of sheared plasma flow on magnetic reconnection, in Physics of Space Plasmas (1993), SPI Conference Proceedings and Reprint Series, Vol. 12, T. Chang, G. B. Crew, and J. P. Jasperse, eds., Scientific Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1995.

  39. La Belle-Hamer, A.L., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Magnetic reconnection in the presence of sheared flow and density asymmetry: Applications to the Earth's magnetopause, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 11875, 1995. - PDF file

  40. Ma, Z.W., L.C. Lee, and A. Otto, Generation of field-aligned currents and Alfven waves by magnetic reconnection, Geophys. Res Lett., 22, 1737, 1995. - PDF file

  41. Olmsted, C., D. Covey, and A. Otto, Boundary conditions and domain decomposition for a three dimensional finite difference code on a Cray T3D, Proceedings of the Seventh SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing 15-17, February 1995, San Fancisco, California, 1995.

  42. Wiechen, H., J. Buechner, and A. Otto, Reconnection in a dipole dominated magnetosphere - a two--dimensional model, J. Geophys. Res., 100, 19259, 1995. - PDF file

  43. Yan, M., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Interaction between interplanetary current sheets and the magnetopause, in Physics of Space Plasmas (1993), SPI Conference Proceedings and Reprint Series, Vol. 12, T. Chang, G. B. Crew, and J. P. Jasperse, eds., Scientific Publishers Inc., Cambridge, MA, 1995.

  44. Otto, A., Mapping of magnetospheric boundaries, Advances in Space Research, Vol. 18, No. 8, 187-196, 1996.

  45. Birk, G.T. and A. Otto, A three-dimensional plasma--neutral gas - fluid code, Comput. Phys. Commun., 125, 513, 1995.

  46. Wiechen, H., J. Buechner, and A. Otto, Nonlinear instabilities in the near-Earth plasma sheet - a two-dimensional model with and without near--Earth field line flaring, J. Geomagn. Geoelectr., 48, no. 5,6, p. 845, 1996.

  47. Wiechen, H., J. Buechner, and A. Otto, Reconnection in the near-earth plasma sheet - a three-dimensional model, J. Geophys. Res., 101, 24,911, 1996. - PDF file

  48. Birk, G.T. and A. Otto, Consequences of a resistive instability in the upper auroral ionosphere, J. Atm. Sol. Terr Phys., Vol. 59, No. 7, p. 835, 1997.

  49. Birk, G.T. and A. Otto, Reconnection in multiple current sheet configurations in the solar corona, Adv. Space Res., 19, 1879, 1997.

  50. Birk, G.T. and A. Otto, On the role of macroscopic resistive instabilities in the auroral ionosphere-thermosphere system, Adv. Space Res., 20, 1301, 1997.

  51. Birk, G.T., C. Konz, and A. Otto, Tearing instabilities in multiple current sheets for current-dependent resistivity models, Phys. Plasmas, 4, 4173, 1997

  52. Chen, Q., A. Otto, and L.C. Lee, Tearing instability, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability, and magnetic reconnection, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 151, 1997. - PDF file

  53. Lanchester, B.S., M.H. Rees, D. Lummerzheim, A. Otto, H.U. Frey, K.U. Kaila, Evidence for large fluxes of auroral electrons in narrow (100 m) filaments caused by transient parallel electric fields, J. Geophys. Res., 102, 9741, 1997. - PDF file

  54. Stenbaek-Nielsen, H.C., and A. Otto, Conjugate aurora and the interplanetary magnetic field., J. Geophys. Res., 102, 2223, 1997. - PDF file

  55. Wiechen, H., J. Buechner, and A. Otto, Driven Reconnection in the Near-Earth Plasma Sheet, Adv. Space Res., 19, 1939, 1997.

  56. Otto, A., Properties of two-and three-dimensional magnetic reconnection, Physica Scripta, Vol. T74, 1997.

  57. Buechner, J., H. Wiechen, B. Nikutowski, U. Auster, K.H. Fornacon, J. Rustenbach, S. Klimov, S. Romanov, S. Savin, and A. Otto, INTERBALL-1 plasma sheet encounters and 3-dimensional MHD modeling results, Adv. Space Res., 22, 155, 1998.

  58. Kopp, A., Birk, G.T., and A. Otto, On the formation of Io-induced acceleration regions related to Jovian aurora, Planet. Space Sci., Vol. 46, 405, 1998.

  59. Kopp, A., Birk, G.T., and A. Otto, On the formation of Io-related Jovian discrete aurora, Adv. Space Res., Vol. 21, 1469, 1998.

  60. Lee, L.C., L. Zhang, L., A. Otto, G. Choe, and H.J. Cai, Entropy antidiffusion instability and formation of a thin current sheet, Geophys. Res., 103, 29,419, 1998. - PDF file

  61. Birk, G., H. Wiechen, and A. Otto, Magnetic field amplification in m82 winds caused by Kelvin Helmholtz modes, Astrophys. J., 518, 177, 1999.

  62. Otto, A., Three-dimensional magnetic reconnection in astrophysical plasma systems - MHD approach, in Plasma Astrophysics and Space Physics, p. 17, ed. by J. Buechner, Sir I. Axford, E. Marsch, and V. Vasyliunas, VII International Plasma Astrophysics and Space Physics Conference, Kluwer Academic Pubishers, 1999.

  63. Schopper, R. and A. Otto, Reconnection in multiple current sheets, AG Meeting Abstracts, Vol. 15, 17, 1999.

  64. Otto, A. and D.H. Fairfield, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability at the magnetotail boundary: MHD simulation and comparison with Geotail observations, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 21175, 2000. - PDF file

  65. Fairfield, D.H., R.P. Lepping, A. Otto, T. Mukai, T. Yamamoto, S. Kokubun, J.T. Steinberg, A.J. Lazarus, Geotail observations of the Kelvin Helmholtz instability at the eqatorial magnetotail boundary for parallel northward fields, J. Geophys. Res., 105, 21159, 2000. - PDF file

  66. Delamere, P.A., D.W. Swift, H.C. Stenbaek-Nielsen, and A. Otto, Momentum transfer in the combined release and radiation effects satellite plasma injection experiments: the role of the parallel electric field, Plasma Phys., 3771, 2000.

  67. Otto, A., Geospace Environment Modeling (GEM) magnetic reconnection challenge: MHD and Hall MHD - constant and current dependent resistivity models, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 3751, 2001. - PDF file

  68. Otto, A. and H. Zhu, Fluid Plasma Simulation of Coupled Systems: Ionosphere and Magnetosphere, Space Plasma Simulation, Proc. International School for Space Simulation, pp. 96, ed., J. Buechner, C. T. Dum, M. Scholer, Garching, Germany, Copernicus Gesellschaft, Germany, 2001.

  69. Birn, J., J.F. Drake, M.A. Shay, B.N. Rogers, R.E., Denton, M.Hesse, M. Kuznetsova, Z.W.Ma, A. Bhattacharjee, A. Otto, P. L. Pritchett, GEM magnetic reconnection challenge, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 3715, 2001. - PDF file

  70. Bristow, W.A., Otto, A., and D. Lummerzheim, Substorm convection patterns observed by the Super Dual Auroral Radar Network, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 24593, 2001. - PDF file

  71. Lanchester, B.S., D. Lummerzheim, A. Otto, M.H. Rees, K.J.F. Sedgemore-Schulthess, H. Zhu, and I.W. McCrea, Ohmic heating as evidence for strong field-aligned currents in filamentary aurora, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 1785, 2001. - PDF file

  72. Nykyri, K. and A. Otto, Plasma Transport at the Magnetospheric Boundary due to Reconnection in Kelvin-Helmholtz Vortices, Geophys. Res. Lett., 28, 3565, 2001. - PDF file

  73. Zhu, H., A. Otto, M.H. Rees, B. S. Lanchester, D. Lummerzheim, Ionosphere-magnetosphere simulation of small scale structure and dynamics, J. Geophys. Res., 106, 1795, 2001. - PDF file

  74. Otto A. and K. Nykyri, Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and magnetic reconnection: Mass transport at the LLBL, in press Geophys. Monograph, Proc., Conf. on the Low Latitude Boundary Layer, New Orleans, 2002.

  75. Otto, A. and H. Zhu, Fluid plasma simulation of coupled systems: Ionosphere and magnetosphere, in press, Lecture notes of invited presentations, International School for Space Simulation 6, Garching, Germany, Copernicus Gesellschaft, Germany, 2002.

  76. Buechner, J., P. Daly, B. Nikutowski, B. Wilken, A. Otto, and T.Ogino, Plasma simulation for Cluster II, tested with Interball, Geotail, and Equator S, submitted to, Adv. Space Res., 2000.

  77. Nikutowski, B., J. Buechner, A. Otto, L.M. Kistler, A. Korth, C. Moukis, G. Haerendel, and W. Baumjohann, Equator S observations of reconnection coupled to surface waves, submitted to Adv. Space Res., 2000.

  78. Nykyri, K., A. Otto, J. B\" uchner, B. Nikutowski, W. Baumjohann, L. M. Kistler, and C. Mouikis, Equator-S observations of boundary signatures: FTE's or Kelvin-Helmholtz waves?, in press Geophys. Monograph, Proc., Conf. on Low Latitude Boundary Layer, New Orleans, 2002.