# From waves to convection and back again: The phase space of stably stratified turbulence

@article{Sujovolsky2020FromWT, title={From waves to convection and back again: The phase space of stably stratified turbulence}, author={Nicol'as E. Sujovolsky and Pablo D. Mininni}, journal={Physical Review Fluids}, year={2020} }

We show that the phase space of stratified turbulence mainly consists of two slow invariant manifolds with rich physics, embedded on a larger basin with fast evolution. A local invariant manifold in the vicinity of the fluid at equilibrium corresponds to waves, while a global invariant manifold corresponds to the onset of local convection. Using a reduced model derived from the Boussinesq equations, we propose that waves accumulate energy nonlinearly up to a point such that fluid elements…

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