Turbulence and Self-Organization
The book deals with the development of continual models of turbulent natural media. Such models serve as a ground for the statement and numerical evaluation of the key problems of the structure and evolution of the numerous astrophysical and geophysical objects. The processes of ordering (self-organization) in an originally chaotic turbulent medium are addressed and treated in detail with the use of irreversible thermodynamics and stochastic dynamics approaches which underlie the respective models. Different examples of ordering set up in the natural environment and outer space are brought and thoroughly discussed, the main focus being given to the protoplanetary discs formation and evolution.
Provides a very broad coverage of topics relevant to homogeneous and multi-component reactive turbulent gas and gas-dust flowsShows the utilization of stochastic and irreversible thermodynamics approaches to the in-depth study of chaotic and ordered processes in the developed turbulenceOffers many comprehensive illustrations and applications of the revealed processes to the modeling of natural phenomena in astro- and geophysicsPresents a very detailed analysis of numerous problems of turbulent flows applied to the natural environment and conditions in outer space