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Empirical scaling relations for the electron heat diffusivity, the diffusion coefficient and the inward drift velocity in the ohmic, L-and H-regimes of ASDEX are checked against anomalous transport predicted for electrostatic or magnetic fluctuations. It is stressed that the first two exhibit the same dependence on the fluctuation spectrum, which explains the coupling of these diffusivities observed in all confinement regimes. The values found for their ratios are shown to be general results of quasi-linear fluctuation induced transport and to agree with the empirical coefficients in the ohmic, L- and H-regimes. Also discussed are the consequences of proportional relationships for the interpretation of the saturated and improved ohmic confinement, and for the density profile shape.

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Authors: BECKER G, Max-Planck-Institut für Plasmaphysik, Garching bei München (DE)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: Nuclear Fusion, Vol. 30 (1990) No. 8, pp. 1610-1612
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