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On wave turbulence in MHD

Author(s): S. Galtier | S. V. Nazarenko | A. C. Newell

Journal: Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
ISSN 1023-5809

Volume: 8;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 141;
Date: 2001;
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We describe the fundamental differences between weak (wave) turbulence in incompressible and weakly compressible MHD at the level of three-wave interactions. The main difference is in the structure of the resonant manifolds and the mechanisms of redistribution of spectral densities along the applied magnetic field B0. Similar to pure acoustic waves, a three-wave resonance between collinear wave vectors is observed but, in addition, we also have a resonance through tilted planes and spheres. The properties of resonances and their consequences for the asymptotics are also discussed.

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