On a class of third-order nonlocal Hamiltonian operators

Based on the theory of Poisson vertex algebras we calculate skew-symmetry conditions and Jacobi identities for a class of third-order nonlocal operators of differential-geometric type. Hamiltonian operators within this class are defined by a Monge metric and a skew-symmetric two-form satisfying a number of differential geometric constraints. Complete classification results in the 2-component and 3-component cases are obtained.