Wavelet Analysis of Two-Dimensional MHD Turbulence

Akihiro Ishizawa, Yuji Hattori

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The wavelet analysis is performed on the numerical results of two-dimensional magnetohy-drodynamic (MHD) turbulence. By virtue of simultaneous resolution in scale and position of wavelet decomposition, the intermittent nature is well captured. The whole region is successfully divided into the two regions with different inertial subranges of energy spectra: the turbulent region with Et(K) ∝ K-3/2 and the coherent region with ET(K) ∝ K-2. The local energy transfers by convection of velocity field and by stretching of magnetic field are probably responsible for the transition of turbulent state into coherent state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)441-450
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of the Physical Society of Japan
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1998 Feb


  • Coherent structure
  • Mhd turbulence
  • Self-organization
  • Wavelet analysis


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