Browsing by Author "Matthaeus, William H."

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  • Evolution of energy-containing turbulent eddies in the solar wind

    Matthaeus, William H.; Oughton, Sean; Pontius, Duane H.; Zhou, Ye (1994)
    Previous theoretical treatments of fluid-scale turbulence in the solar wind have concentrated on describing the state and dynamical evolution of fluctuations in the inertial range, which are characterized by power law ...
  • Finite dissipation in anisotropic magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

    Bandyopadhyay, R.; Oughton, Sean; Wan, M.; Matthaeus, William H.; Chhiber, R.; Parashar, Tulasi N. (American Physical Society, 2018)
    In the presence of an externally supported, mean magnetic field, a turbulent, conducting medium, such as plasma, becomes anisotropic. This mean magnetic field, which is separate from the fluctuating, turbulent part of the ...
  • General second-rank correlation tensors for homogeneous magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

    Oughton, Sean; Rädler, K.-H.; Matthaeus, William H. (The American Physical Society, 1997)
    The properties and structure of second-order (Cartesian) correlation tensors are derived for the general case of two solenoidal random vector fields. The theory is intended to describe homogeneous magnetohydrodynamic ...
  • Generation of non-Gaussian statistics and coherent structures in ideal magnetohydrodynamics

    Wan, Minping; Oughton, Sean; Servidio, Sergio; Matthaeus, William H. (American Institute of Physics, 2009)
    Spectral method simulations of ideal magnetohydrodynamics are used to investigate production of coherent small scale structures, a feature of fluid models that is usually associated with inertial range signatures of ...
  • Generation of X-points and secondary islands in 2D magnetohydrodynamic turbulence

    Wan, Minping; Matthaeus, William H.; Servidio, Sergio; Oughton, Sean (AIP Publishing, 2013)
    We study the time development of the population of X-type critical points in a two-dimensional magnetohydrodynamic model during the early stages of freely decaying turbulence. At sufficiently high magnetic Reynolds number ...