Breakdown of wave turbulence and the onset of intermittency

L. Biven, S. V. Nazarenko, A. C. Newell

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This Letter demonstrates that the kinetic equations for wave turbulence, the long time statistical behavior of a sea of weakly coupled, dispersive waves, will almost always develop solutions for which the theory fails due to strongly nonlinear and intermittent events either at small or large scales.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)28-32
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics Letters, Section A: General, Atomic and Solid State Physics
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Feb 12 2001

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