Magnetohydrodynamic Turbulence

  • M. M. Stanišić
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Abstract

The study of magnetohydrodynamic turbulence, i.e., the study of the interaction between a magnetic field and the turbulent motions of an electrically-conducting fluid, was first undertaken in connection with the implied existence of an interstellar magnetic field. The interaction between the velocity and magnetic fields results in a transfer of energy between the kinetic and magnetic spectra, and it is thought that the interstellar magnetic field is maintained by a “dynamo” action from turbulence in the interstellar gas, as shown in Section 20.

Keywords

Permeability Convection Covariance Vorticity Smoke 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. M. Stanišić
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Aeronautics and Astronautics Grissom HallPurdue UniversityWest LafayetteUSA

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