Numata, Ryusuke; Ball, Rowena; Dewar, Robert L.
The Hasegawa-Wakatani equations, coupling plasma density and electrostatic
potential through an approximation to the physics of parallel electron motions,
are a simple model that describes resistive drift wave turbulence. We present
numerical analyses of bifurcation phenomena in the model that provide new
insights into the interactions between turbulence and zonal flows in the
tokamak plasma edge region. The simulation results show a regime where, after
an initial transient, drift wave...[Show more]
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