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Vorticity model of flow driven by purely poloidal currents

Bellan, P. M. (1992) Vorticity model of flow driven by purely poloidal currents. Physical Review Letters, 69 (24). pp. 3515-3518. ISSN 0031-9007.

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The axisymmetric, incompressible, viscoresistive magnetohydrodynamic equations for purely poloidal currents I(r,z) are transformed into three coupled scalar partial differential equations. These show that finite ∂I/∂z acts as a volumetric source of fluid "vorticity" which drives strong poloidal flows (jets).

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Additional Information:©1992 The American Physical Society. Received 15 June 1992. Supported by NSF Grant No. ECS-8814184.
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