Mean shear flows, zonal flows, and generalized Kelvin-Helmholtz modes in drift wave turbulence: A minimal model for L→H transition

Eun Jin Kim, P. H. Diamond

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Abstract

A study was performed on mean shear flows, zonal flows and generalized Kelvin-Helmholtz modes in drift wave turbulence. A minimal model for the L→H (low- to high-confinement) transition was proposed, which involved the amplitude of drift waves, zonal flows and the density gradient. The effect of poloidally nonaxisymmetric structures on anomalous transport was investigated.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1698-1704
Number of pages7
JournalPhysics of Plasmas
Volume10
Issue number5 II
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 Apr 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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