# American Institute of Mathematical Sciences

January  2007, 18(1): 159-186. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2007.18.159

## Attractors for the viscous Camassa-Holm equation

 1 Department of Mathematics, University of Kansas, 1460 Jayhawk Blvd, Lawrence, KS 66045–7523, United States, United States

Received  January 2006 Revised  December 2006 Published  February 2007

We consider the viscous Camassa-Holm equation subject to an external force, where the viscosity term is given by second order differential operator in divergence form. We show that under some mild assumptions on the viscosity term, one has global well-posedness both in the periodic case and the case of the whole line. In the periodic case, we show the existence of global attractors in the energy space $H^1$, provided the external force is in the class $L^2(I)$. Moreover, we establish an asymptotic smoothing effect, which states that the elements of the attractor are in fact in the smoother Besov space B2 2, ∞$(I)$. Identical results (after adding an appropriate linear damping term) are obtained in the case of the whole line.
Citation: Milena Stanislavova, Atanas Stefanov. Attractors for the viscous Camassa-Holm equation. Discrete & Continuous Dynamical Systems - A, 2007, 18 (1) : 159-186. doi: 10.3934/dcds.2007.18.159
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