Environmental multi-phase fluid mechanics: what, why, how, where to?
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In April 2009, the Springer journal Environmental Fluid Mechanics published a special issue on “Recent Advances on Multi-Phase Flows of Environmental Importance” (Env. Fluid Mech., Vol. 9, No. 2, 2009), edited by the same authors of this editorial . That issue featured six high-calibre papers devoted to a range of multi-phase flow topics relevant to environmental and geophysical flows [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7]; it is believed that these papers provided a complete picture of the state of the art on the observation and modelling of multi-phase-flows. The significance and impact of these scientific contributions may be arguably quantified in terms of citations. For the last 7 years, the special issue articles were cited between 132 and 236 times altogether (as of May 21, 2016) depending upon the database, representing an average of 2.7–4.8 citations per paper per year. Further, some of those papers have inspired, and have served as a backbone of other recent contributions....
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The guest editors thank Professor H. J. Fernando, Editor-in-Chief, for his support. They further acknowledge the contributions of the expert reviewers, without whom the peer-review process and research quality control would have been impossible.
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