MHD Turbulence at Low and High Magnetic Reynolds Number

  • P. A. Davidson
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 418)


This chapter discuses the influence of magnetic fields on turbulence, with particular emphasis on homogeneous turbulence away from boundaries. We start, however, by recalling certain features of conventional turbulence.


Integral Scale Isotropic Turbulence Magnetic Helicity Energy Cascade Homogeneous Turbulence 
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Suggested Reading

Conventional Turbulence

  1. L D Landau & E M Lifshitz, Course of theoretical physics, vol. 6, Fluid mechanics. 15 Edition, 1959. Butterworth-Heinemann Ltd.Google Scholar
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MHD Turbulence

  1. D Biskamp, Nonlinear magnetohydrodynamics, 1993. Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  2. P A Davidson, An Introduction to Magnetohydrodynamics, 2001. Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Davidson
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  1. 1.Department of EngineeringUniversity of CambridgeCambridgeUK

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