Dynamics of Partial Differential Equations

Volume 13 (2016)

Number 2

Infinite energy solutions for a 1D transport equation with nonlocal velocity

Pages: 107 – 131

DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.4310/DPDE.2016.v13.n2.a2


Omar Lazar (Instituto de Ciencias Matemáticas, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, Madrid, Spain)

Pierre-Gilles Lemarié-Rieusset (Université d’Evry Val d’Essonne, Évry, France)


We study a one dimensional dissipative transport equation with nonlocal velocity and critical dissipation. We consider the Cauchy problem for initial values with infinite energy. The control we shall use involves some weighted Lebesgue or Sobolev spaces. More precisely, we consider the family of weights given by $w_{\beta} (x) = (1+{\lvert x \rvert}^2)^{-\beta / 2}$ where $\beta$ is a real parameter in $(0, 1)$ and we treat the Cauchy problem for the cases $\theta_0 \in H^{1/2} (w_{\beta})$ and $\theta_0 \in H^1 (w_{\beta})$ for which we prove global existence results (under smallness assumptions on the $L^{\infty}$ norm of $\theta_0$). The key step in the proof of our theorems is based on the use of two new commutator estimates involving fractional differential operators and the family of Muckenhoupt weights.


transport equation, singular velocity, Hilbert transform, commutators, Muckenhoupt weights

2010 Mathematics Subject Classification

Primary 35-xx, 42B35, 42B37. Secondary 26-xx, 76Xxx.

Published 23 June 2016