Mixing and Dispersion in Flows Dominated by Rotation and Buoyancy

  • Herman J.H. Clercx
  • GertJan F. Van Heijst

Part of the CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 580)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Damien Bouffard, Alfred Wüest
    Pages 61-88
  3. Oscar Flores, James J. Riley
    Pages 89-99
  4. Mickaël Bourgoin
    Pages 101-127
  5. Eckart Meiburg, Mohamad M. Nasr-Azadani
    Pages 129-180
  6. Herman J. H. Clercx
    Pages 181-218

About this book


The book presents a state-of-the-art overview of current developments in the field in a way accessible to attendees coming from a variety of fields. Relevant examples are turbulence research, (environmental) fluid mechanics, lake hydrodynamics and atmospheric physics. Topics discussed range from the fundamentals of rotating and stratified flows, mixing and transport in stratified or rotating turbulence, transport in the atmospheric boundary layer, the dynamics of gravity and turbidity currents eventually with effects of background rotation or stratification, mixing in (stratified) lakes, and the Lagrangian approach in the analysis of transport processes in geophysical and environmental flows. The topics are discussed from fundamental, experimental and numerical points of view. Some contributions cover fundamental aspects including a number of the basic dynamical properties of rotating and or stratified (turbulent) flows, the mathematical description of these flows, some applications in the natural environment, and the Lagrangian statistical analysis of turbulent transport processes and turbulent transport of material particles (including, for example, inertial and finite-size effects). Four papers are dedicated to specific topics such as transport in (stratified) lakes, transport and mixing in the atmospheric boundary layer, mixing in stratified fluids and dynamics of turbidity currents.

The book is addressed to doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, but also to academic and industrial researchers and practicing engineers, with a background in mechanical engineering, applied physics, civil engineering, applied mathematics, meteorology, physical oceanography or physical limnology.


Lagrangian description of turbulence Lagrangian statistics of fluid particles rotating turbulence turbulent transport processes atmospheric boundary layers

Editors and affiliations

  • Herman J.H. Clercx
    • 1
  • GertJan F. Van Heijst
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Applied PhysicsUniversity of Technology Eindhoven Department of Applied PhysicsEindhovenThe Netherlands
  2. 2.University of Technology Eindhoven EindhovenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information CISM International Centre for Mechanical Sciences 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-66886-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-66887-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0254-1971
  • Series Online ISSN 2309-3706
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