We describe the fundamental differences between weak (wave) turbulence in incompressible and weakly compressible MHD at the level of three-wave interactions. The main difference is in the structure of the resonant manifolds and the mechanisms of redistribution of spectral densities along the applied magnetic field Bo. Similar to pure acoustic waves, a three-wave resonance between collinear wavevectors is observed but, in addition, we also have a resonance through tilted planes and spheres. The properties of resonances and their consequences for the asymptotics are also discussed.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics|
|State||Published - Aug 9 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistical and Nonlinear Physics
- Geochemistry and Petrology