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Convective and Shear Flow Turbulence with Rotation

  • T. Maxworthy
Part of the International Centre for Mechanical Sciences book series (CISM, volume 329)

Abstract

As an introduction to this section we present an extension of the discussion of Mory [1] to include a case of more general geophysical significance, where the source of the initial turbulent motion is a natural one rather than the rather artificial case of turbulence generated by an oscillating grid. Firstly we give a somewhat different argument to show the effect of rotation on turbulent fluctuations. Referring to figure 1, consider a typical turbulent eddy of scale, l, (the integral scale) and characteristic velocty, u′, (the rms velocity fluctuation).

Keywords

Critical Reynolds Number Turbulent Channel Flow Baroclinic Instability Longitudinal Vortex Pressure Gradient Force 
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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Wien 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • T. Maxworthy
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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