Mathematical estimates for the attractor dimension in MHD turbulence

  title={Mathematical estimates for the attractor dimension in MHD turbulence},
  author={Alban Poth{\'e}rat and Thierry Alboussi{\`e}re},
The aim of the present work is to derive rigorous estimates for turbulent MHD flow quantities such as the size and anisotropy of the dissipative scales, as well as the transition between 2D and 3D state. To this end, we calculate an upper bound for the attractor dimension of the motion equations, which indicates the number of modes present in the fully developed flow. This method has already been used successfully to derive such estimates for 2D and 3D hydrodynamic turbulence as a function of… 

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