Passive advection of fractional Brownian motion by random layered flows

21 Sep 2019  ·  Squarcini Alessio, Marinari Enzo, Oshanin Gleb ·

We study statistical properties of the process $Y(t)$ of a passive advection by quenched random layered flows in situations when the inter-layer transfer is governed by a fractional Brownian motion $X(t)$ with the Hurst index $H \in (0,1)$. We show that the disorder-averaged mean-squared displacement of the passive advection grows in the large time $t$ limit in proportion to $t^{2 - H}$, which defines a family of anomalous super-diffusions... We evaluate the disorder-averaged Wigner-Ville spectrum of the advection process $Y(t)$ and demonstrate that it has a rather unusual power-law form $1/f^{3 - H}$ with a characteristic exponent which exceed the value $2$. Our results also suggest that sample-to-sample fluctuations of the spectrum can be very important. read more

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Statistical Mechanics