Conference paper

Gyrokinetic transport relations for gyroscale turbulence

We derive explicit local transport relations for the global gyrokinetic formalism at arbitrary wavelength. This is an extension of the analysis in Scott et. al. 2010 where this was examined in the long-wavelength limit. Deriving a local expression for the fluxes requires that the gyroaveraging operator is symmetric, so that if point B is on the gyroring around A, point is on the gyroring around B, for the same value of the magnetic moment. An algorithm for constructing a symmetric gyroring in a global code is described. Finally, using a simple 2D gyrokinetic code, we demonstrate the application of the momentum transport relation in a model problem with the full gyroaveraging operator without any long-wavelength approximation.


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