Phase dependent advection-diffusion in drift wave - zonal flow turbulence

12 Jul 2016 Moradi Sara Anderson Johan

In plasma turbulence theory, due to the complexity of the system with many non-linearly interacting waves, the dynamics of the phases is often disregarded and the so-called random-phase approximation (RPA) is used assuming the existence of a Chirikov-like criterion for the onset of wave stochasticity. The dynamical amplitudes are represented as complex numbers, $\psi = \psi_r + i\psi_i = ae^{i\theta}$, with the amplitudes slowly varying whereas the phases are rapidly varying and, in particular, distributed uniformly over the interval $[0;2\pi)$... (read more)

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  • PLASMA PHYSICS
  • ADAPTATION AND SELF-ORGANIZING SYSTEMS