Interpretation of edge pedestal rotation measurements in DIII-D
Stacey, Weston M.
Groebner, Richard J.
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A novel methodology for inferring experimental toroidal angular momentum transfer rates from measured toroidal rotation velocities and other measured quantities has been developed and applied to analyze rotation measurements in the DIII-D J. Luxon, Nucl. Fusion 42, 6149 2002 edge pedestal. The experimentally inferred values have been compared with predictions based on atomic physics processes and on neoclassical toroidal viscosity. The poloidal rotation velocities have been calculated from poloidal momentum balance using neoclassical parallel viscosity and a novel retention of all terms in the poloidal momentum balance, and compared with measured values in the DIII-D edge pedestal.