Density Operator Approach to Turbulent Flows in Plasma and Atmospheric Fluids

  title={Density Operator Approach to Turbulent Flows in Plasma and Atmospheric Fluids},
  author={Konstantin G. Zloshchastiev},
We formulate a statistical wave-mechanical approach to describe dissipation and instabilities in two-dimensional turbulent flows of magnetized plasmas and atmospheric fluids, such as drift and Rossby waves. This is made possible by the existence of Hilbert space, associated with the electric potential of plasma or stream function of atmospheric fluid. We therefore regard such turbulent flows as macroscopic wave-mechanical phenomena, driven by the non-Hermitian Hamiltonian operator we derive… 
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