Self - Organization in the Two - Dimensional Kelvin - Helmholtz lnstability at the Magnetopause

  • MIURA Akira
  • Published 2008

Abstract

A two-dimensional (2-D) magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) simulation of the Kelvin-Helmholtz (K-H) instability is performed in the plane transverse to the magnetic field for a random initial velocity perturbation. The relative constancy of the total kinetic energy and a rapid decay of the enstrophy by the selective dissipation with the numerical viscosity indicate… (More)

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