Turbulence pp 139-146 | Cite as

Wavelet Analysis

(of single-point turbulence data)
  • A. Arneodo
  • E. Bacry
  • J. F. Muzy
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSB, volume 341)


The central problem of three-dimensional fully developed turbulence is the energy cascading process. It has resisted all attempts at a full understanding or mathematical formulation. The main reasons for this failure are related to the large hierarchy of scales involved, the highly nonlinear character of the Navier-Stokes equations and the spatial intermit-tency of the dynamical active regions[1,2] In this context, statistical and scaling properties have been the basic concepts used to characterize turbulent flows. One of the striking signatures of the so-called intermittency phenomenon is the nongaussian statistics at small scales.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Arneodo
    • 1
  • E. Bacry
    • 2
  • J. F. Muzy
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre de Recherche Paul PascalPessacFrance
  2. 2.UFR de MathématiquesUniversité de Paris VIIParis cedex 05France

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