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Self-Similar Statistics in MHD Turbulence

  • S. J. Camargo and H. Tasso


The fully developed decaying turbulence of 3-d resistive, viscous, incompressible magnetohydrodynamics is investigated using Elsasser variables and Hopf equation for probability distributions. The method is an extension of a previous work for Navier Stokes equations done by Foias et al. based on a suggestion by Hopf. It uses essentially self-similar properties of the statistics, which "almost" determine the turbulence spectrum up to a mild assumption on an unknown function. This spectrum is the well known Kolmogorov spectrum

Received: 1990-2-15
Published Online: 2014-6-2
Published in Print: 1990-5-1

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