absolute instabilities

absolute instabilities

A class of plasma instabilities which grow exponentially with time at a point in space, in contrast to convective instabilities.
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Though not exhaustive, the coverage is broad: Thin-film flows, Saffman-Taylor fingering, flows in arteries and veins, convective and absolute instabilities, turbulence, natural convection, magnerohydrodynamics, solidification, geological fluid mechanics, oceanography, and atmospheric dynamics are introduced and reviewed.