## Abstract

In this article we study the fractal Navier-Stokes equations by using the stochastic Lagrangian particle path approach in Constantin and Iyer (Comm Pure Appl Math LXI:330-345, 2008). More precisely, a stochastic representation for the fractal Navier-Stokes equations is given in terms of stochastic differential equations driven by Lévy processes. Based on this representation, a self-contained proof for the existence of a local unique solution for the fractal Navier-Stokes equation with initial data in W ^{1,p} is provided, and in the case of two dimensions or large viscosity, the existence of global solutions is also obtained. In order to obtain the global existence in any dimensions for large viscosity, the gradient estimates for Lévy processes with time dependent and discontinuous drifts are proved.

Original language | English |
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Pages (from-to) | 133-155 |

Number of pages | 23 |

Journal | Communications in Mathematical Physics |

Volume | 311 |

Issue number | 1 |

DOIs | |

Publication status | Published - Apr 2012 |

Externally published | Yes |