Resistive drift wave turbulence in a three-dimensional geometry

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    The Hasegawa-Wakatani model describing resistive drift waves is investigated analytically and numerically in a three-dimensional periodic geometry. After an initial growth of the energy the drift waves couple nonlinearly to convective cells, which eventually dominate the system completely. An approach to include more physical boundary conditions to the system is presented. This changes the results of the simulations significantly. (C) 1999 American Institute of Physics.
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalPhysics of Plasmas
    Issue number6
    Pages (from-to)2401-2408
    Publication statusPublished - 1999


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