Intermittent dissipation of a passive scalar in turbulence

M. Chertkov, G. Falkovich, I. Kolokolov

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Probability density function (PDF) of passive scalar dissipation (formula presented) is found analytically in the limit of large Peclet and Prandtl numbers (Batchelor-Kraichnan regime) in two dimensions. The tail of PDF at (formula presented) is shown to be stretched exponent (formula presented). At (formula presented).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2121-2124
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Physics and Astronomy


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