Particle laden geophysical flows: from geophysical to sub-kolmogorov scales

  • H. J. S. Fernando
  • Y.-J. Choi
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Part of the ERCOFTAC Series book series (ERCO, volume 11)


A brief review of natural particle-laden flows is given, paying particular attention to the wide range of scales of motions and particles found in the environment. Some fundamental concepts underlying particle-turbulence interactions are discussed and their application to a few selected flow configurations (particle laden jets and particle settling through vortices and turbulence) is exemplified. Examples of the application of a sophisticated modeling system to predict particle concentration and visibility in the atmosphere are also illustrated.


Settling Velocity Particle Settling Mexico Border Dust Entrainment Sparse Matrix Operator Kernel Emission 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. J. S. Fernando
    • 1
  • Y.-J. Choi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Environmental Fluid Dynamics ProgramArizona State UniversityTempe

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