Skip to main content
Open Access Publications from the University of California

UC Irvine

UC Irvine Previously Published Works bannerUC Irvine

Secondary instability in drift wave turbulence as a mechanism for zonal flow and avalanche formation


The article reports on recent developments in the theory of secondary instability in drift-ion temperature gradient turbulence. Specifically, the article explores secondary instability as a mechanism for zonal flow generation, transport barrier dynamics and avalanche formation. These in turn are related to the space-time statistics of the drift wave induced flux, the scaling of transport with collisionality and β, and the spatio-temporal evolution of transport barriers.

Many UC-authored scholarly publications are freely available on this site because of the UC's open access policies. Let us know how this access is important for you.

Main Content
For improved accessibility of PDF content, download the file to your device.
Current View