The effects of quadratic drag on the inverse cascade of two-dimensional turbulence

@inproceedings{Grianik2003TheEO,
  title={The effects of quadratic drag on the inverse cascade of two-dimensional turbulence},
  author={N. Grianik and Isaac Held and K. Shafer Smith and G. K. Vallisa},
  year={2003}
}
  • N. Grianik, Isaac Held, +1 author G. K. Vallisa
  • Published 2003
We explore the effects of a quadratic drag, similar to that used in bulk aerodynamic formulas, on the inverse cascade of homogeneous two-dimensional turbulence. If a two-dimensional fluid is forced at a relatively small scale, then an inverse cascade of energy will be generated that may then be arrested by such a drag at large scales. Both scaling arguments and numerical experiments support the idea that in a statistically steady state the length scale of energy-containing eddies will not then… CONTINUE READING