JETP Letters

, Volume 101, Issue 3, pp 164–167 | Cite as

Profile of coherent vortices in two-dimensional turbulence

  • I. V. Kolokolov
  • V. V. Lebedev
Plasma, Hydro- and Gas Dynamics


The inverse cascade of two-dimensional turbulence in a restricted domain leads to creating a coherent flow containing a number of system-size vortices. We examine the case of forcing turbulence with zero bottom friction where the final statistically steady state is determined by viscosity. We analytically establish structure of the coherent vortices in the state.


Vortex JETP Letter Velocity Fluctuation Vortex Core Vortex Center 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Landau Institute for Theoretical PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (State University)Dolgoprudnyi, Moscow regionRussia

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