Effective Drag in Rotating, Poorly Conducting Plasma Turbulence

  title={Effective Drag in Rotating, Poorly Conducting Plasma Turbulence},
  author={Santiago J. Benavides and Keaton J. Burns and Basile Gallet and Glenn R. Flierl},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
Despite the increasing sophistication of numerical models of hot Jupiter atmospheres, the large timescale separation required in simulating the wide range in electrical conductivity between the dayside and nightside has made it difficult to run fully consistent magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) models. This has led to many studies that resort to drag parameterizations of MHD. In this study, we revisit the question of the Lorentz force as an effective drag by running a series of direct numerical…