Gevrey Regularity for Nonlinear Analytic Parabolic Equations on the Sphere
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The regularity of solutions to a large class of analytic nonlinear parabolic equations on the two-dimensional sphere is considered. In particular, it is shown that these solutions belong to a certain Gevrey class of functions, which is a subset of the set of real analytic functions. As a consequence it can be shown that the Galerkin schemes, based on the spherical harmonics, converge exponentially fast to the exact solutions, as the number of modes involved in the approximation tends to infinity. Furthermore, in the case that the underlying evolution equation has a global attractor, then this global attractor is contained in the space of spatially real analytic functions whose radii of analyticity are bounded uniformly from below. © 2000 Plenum Publishing Corporation.
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Cao, C., Rammaha, M. A., & Titi, E. S.