Communications in Mathematical Physics

, Volume 360, Issue 1, pp 271–305 | Cite as

Hölder Regularity of the 2D Dual Semigeostrophic Equations via Analysis of Linearized Monge–Ampère Equations

  • Nam Q. Le


We obtain the Hölder regularity of time derivative of solutions to the dual semigeostrophic equations in two dimensions when the initial potential density is bounded away from zero and infinity. Our main tool is an interior Hölder estimate in two dimensions for an inhomogeneous linearized Monge–Ampère equation with right hand side being the divergence of a bounded vector field. As a further application of our Hölder estimate, we prove the Hölder regularity of the polar factorization for time-dependent maps in two dimensions with densities bounded away from zero and infinity. Our applications improve previous work by G. Loeper who considered the cases of densities sufficiently close to a positive constant.


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  1. 1.Department of MathematicsIndiana UniversityBloomingtonUSA

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