Weak turbulence of anisotropic shear-Alfvén waves

S. Galtier, S. V. Nazarenko, Alan C Newell, A. Pouquet

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We review recent results obtained in [14] on weak turbulence of shear-Alfvén waves in the limit of strongly anisotropic pulsations that are elongated along a strong external magnetic field. The kinetic equation for energy is presented at the level of three-wave interactions. It is in agreement with the Galtier et al. [13] formulation of the full three-dimensional helical case when taking the proper limit. The simplified formalism induced by the new approach renders the applicability conditions for weak turbulence more transparent. It provides an attractive theoretical framework for describing anisotropic MHD turbulence in astrophysical contexts where a strong magnetic field is present and for which shear-Alfvén waves are important.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSolar Wind Ten
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Solar Wind Conference
PublisherAmerican Institute of Physics Inc.
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)0735401489
StatePublished - Sep 2 2003
Event10th International Solar Wind Conference - Pisa, Italy
Duration: Jun 17 2002Jun 21 2002


Other10th International Solar Wind Conference


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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Galtier, S., Nazarenko, S. V., Newell, A. C., & Pouquet, A. (2003). Weak turbulence of anisotropic shear-Alfvén waves. In Solar Wind Ten: Proceedings of the 10th International Solar Wind Conference (Vol. 679, pp. 518-521). American Institute of Physics Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1618648