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Vorticity from irrotationally forced flow

  • Fabio Del Sordo (a1) and Axel Brandenburg (a1)

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In the interstellar medium the turbulence is believed to be forced mostly through supernova explosions. In a first approximation these flows can be written as a gradient of a potential being thus devoid of vorticity. There are several mechanisms that could lead to vorticity generation, like viscosity and baroclinic terms, rotation, shear and magnetic fields, but it is not clear how effective they are, neither is it clear whether the vorticity is essential in determining the turbulent diffusion acting in the ISM. Here we present a study of the role of rotation, shear and baroclinicity in the generation of vorticity in the ISM.

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Beck, R., Brandenburg, A., Moss, D., Shukurov, A., & Sokoloff, D. 1996, ARA&A, 34, 155
Brandenburg, A. & Del Sordo, F. 2009 in Turbulent diffusion and galactic magnetism, ed. Highlights of Astronomy, Vol. 15 (E. de Gouveia Dal Pino), (in press) CUP, arXiv:0910.0072
Del Sordo, F. & Brandenburg, A. 2010, A&A, submitted, arXiv:1008:5281
Mee, A. J. & Brandenburg, A. 2006, MNRAS, 370, 415
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Vorticity from irrotationally forced flow

  • Fabio Del Sordo (a1) and Axel Brandenburg (a1)

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