On fast radial propagation of parametrically excited geodesic acoustic mode
- Author(s): Qiu, Z
- Chen, L
- Zonca, F
- et al.
Published Web Locationhttps://doi.org/10.1063/1.4918944
The spatial and temporal evolution of parametrically excited geodesic acoustic mode (GAM) initial pulse is investigated both analytically and numerically. Our results show that the nonlinearly excited GAM propagates at a group velocity which is, typically, much larger than that due to finite ion Larmor radius as predicted by the linear theory. The nonlinear dispersion relation of GAM driven by a finite amplitude drift wave pump is also derived, showing a nonlinear frequency increment of GAM. Further implications of these findings for interpreting experimental observations are also discussed.